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BOOK REVIEW: The Tapestry by Nancy Bilyeau

Joanna Stafford, our intrepid ex-Dominican super sleuth is at it again. This time, she’s hurled straight into the midst of plotting and deception at Henry VIII’s court.

Philippa Langley: The End of Richard III and the Beginning of Henry I

Amidst all the excitement, and the whirlwind that was Richard III’s reburial in Leicester, I managed to catch up with one of the world’s most famous Ricardians, ‘the Kingfinder’, Philippa Langley.

A monastic landscape: The Cistercians in medieval Leinster

This study endeavours to discuss the Cistercian monasteries of Leinster with regard to their physical location in the landscape, the agricultural contribution of the monks to the broader social and economic world and the interaction between the cloistered monks and the secular world.

The Identity of the St Bees Lady, Cumbria: An Osteobiographical Approach

USING AN OSTEOBIOGRAPHICAL approach, this contribution considers the identity of the woman found alongside the St Bees Man, one of the best-preserved archaeological bodies ever discovered. Osteological, isotopic and radiocarbon analyses, combined with the archaeo- logical context of the burial and documented social history, provide the basis for the identifica- tion of a late 14th-century heiress whose activities were at the heart of medieval northern English geopolitics.

What to See in Westminster Abbey

A review and tour of Westminster Abbey

BOOK REVIEWS: “The Chalice” by Nancy Bilyeau

My book review of Nancy Bilyeau’s, “The Chalice”.

A Question of Fish: Graduates and their Monasteries in the Middle Ages

I would like to contend that the impact of monk graduates upon the shape of medieval monasticism was for most communities very much smaller than historians have tended to suggest.

Cistercian Nuns in Medieval England: the Gendering of Geographic Marginalization

Cistercian Nuns in Medieval England: the Gendering of Geographic Marginalization Freeman, Elizabeth Medieval Feminist Forum, 43, no. 2 (2007) Abstract Medieval monasticism was inherently, unavoidably, and inextricably bound up with practicalities and concepts of space. A monastery needed a grant of land in order to exist in the first place. The very word “locus” often […]

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