Researchers have made a remarkable discovery of a stained glass panel picturing pilgrims travelling by horse and on foot to visit the tomb of archbishop Thomas Becket in Canterbury Cathedral. The newly discovered stained glass panel dates to the mid 1180s, less than twenty years after Becket’s death.
A medieval church dating back to the 13th century is reopening after an impressive campaign led by The Friends of Friendless Churches to restore it.
Medieval stones from York Minster will be going up for auction on August 22nd.
A team of academics, led by the University of Bristol, are hoping to raise awareness of a unique, but little-known, medieval fresco which depicts fighting knights on the wall of a village church in Shropshire.
Durham Cathedral has created this wonderful set of videos – using LEGO – to tell their medieval story.
Betsy Dominguez shares her story of uncovering profane artwork in a sacred space, and explores its meaning, raising questions about modern censorship and the ever-growing divide between “high” and “low” concepts.
A fascinating and complex history of the church has been uncovered, beginning with the original wooden church and leading to a sequence of…
In 937 King Athelstan granted Beverley the Right of Sanctuary – one of only two towns in the north of England with this status. Beverley Minster, the town’s main church, will be commemorating this event with the Place of Sanctuary project.
Discover 10 curious facts you might not know about Great Britain’s most famous cathedrals.
Constantine Akropolites wrote an appendix to the typikon for the Church of our Lord’s Resurrection in Constantinople, rebuilt by his father, George (1217-82).
The secrets of Norway’s St Olav’s shrine and Nidaros Cathedral have drawn pilgrims for nearly a thousand years. Curious researchers have also made the journey, eager to solve the mysteries locked up in the cathedral’s stones.
What Exactly is the Forum Confessionis? Secrecy and Scandal in Church Governance (12th – 14th Centuries) By Arnaud Fossier Academia.edu First of all,…
The most important nonproﬁt in Renaissance Florence, the Church had two clear objectives: to address the needs of the parishioners, and to build churches in order to propagate the faith.
The aim of the article is primarily to examine late medieval wall paintings in the church of Espoo that include women with some form of diabolical entity.
Our review of Toni Mount’s fascinating look at medicine in the Middle Ages in – Medieval Medicine: Its Mysteries and Science by Toni Mount.
Another fantastic talk. Professor Caroline Bruzelius talks to us about medieval art, architecture, and the role of the cathedral in Medieval society.
A very quick guide to see which cathedrals people are visiting, and which you still need to see :)
Between 1220 and 1266, Salisbury Cathedral was built at a cost of £28,000.
The study examines burials associated with Roman structures, and churches on or near Roman buildings, to demonstrate that the physical remains of Roman structures had a significant impact on the religious landscape of Anglo-Saxon England despite the apparent discontinuity between many Roman and early-medieval landscapes.
A documentary about the famous pilgrimage route from the Middle Ages
Of the bells that survive, the oldest may be in St. Chad’s Church in Claughton in Lancashire.
Of the four medieval #placestosee in Lisbon, Jerónimos Monastery, Mosteiro dos Jerónimos, was my favourite. The monastery is located in Belém, a suburb of Lisbon, that is famous for the 16th century monastery, as well as for its world famous pastry shop, Pastéis de Belém…
Part III of my series on Medieval Lisbon. This visit took me to Carmo Monastery and museum.
For half a millennium, scholars have researched and written about the history and architecture of Westminster Abbey, using documents and visual inspection. One might therefore assume that the architectural history of this iconic building is well understood, and in some respects it is.