Category Archives: The Middle Ages

Writer’s Quote Wednesday: St Augustine

Posted in response to Silver Threading’s Writer’s Quote Wednesday.

Magna Carta: 800 Years of Legacy

It has been 800 years since the Magna Carta was born.

Eight centuries.

As far as anniversaries go in 2015, this is probably the oldest one!

Luckily, it hasn’t gone unmarked. The British Library created an exhibition on the famous document named Manga Carta: Law, Liberty, Legacy. It opened on 13 March and closed on 1 September. It was the biggest pubic display on this document ever.

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Transporting Places: Medieval Cathedrals  

If I’m ever given the choice, the historical places I tend to want to be transported to first and formost are medieval catherdrals.

Although I love all historical places – be it a Georgian stately estate, a medieval timber-framed building, or a Victorian church – but there’s something uniquely special about about medieval religious houses. Continue reading Transporting Places: Medieval Cathedrals  

News: Richard III Theme Park Set To Open

Only a mere week after he was reinterred at Leicester Cathedral, it has emerged from BBC History Magazine today that a Richard III Theme Park is due to open near Leicester.

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530 Years Too Late: The Reinterment of King Richard III

This week, the remains of King Richard III commenced the processed of reinterment to be reburied at Leicester Cathedral, nearly 530 years after he was killed at the Battle of Bosworth in 1485.

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King Richard III

This is another Horrible Histories parody, performed by Jim Howick, in Episode 6, Series 3. Continue reading King Richard III