Tag Archives: Medieval

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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The Things History Lost: Paris

Throughout history, many things were lost. Be it civilisations, buildings, people, countries, and things.

More often than not, the aspects that were gained are spoken about in history. But what about the details that were lost?

This will be a new series, discussing the losses throughout history, focussing on a different era or a different country each time, examing three things. This post focuses on the ever-popular city of Paris in France.  Continue reading The Things History Lost: Paris

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  

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

The Early History of Books

Books have been in the human possession since the Ancient Times. However, they have evolved over the centuries; therefore, their shape and form has changed many times over! They have not always been in the the traditional hardback or paperback version as we have know for many years in the present day era.

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