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Rome and the Papacy with Jessica Wärnberg

He’s one of the most powerful figures in all of Western history, with influence not only over life and death, but over the immortal souls of billions of people over thousands of years. This week on The Medieval Podcast, Danièle speaks with Jessica Wärnberg about the role of the pope, his influence on Rome, and what happens when the holiest of men isn’t quite so holy.


Medieval coin hoard sells for £325,560

An important hoard of 122 Anglo-Saxon pennies that were found by two metal detectorists, in 2019 near Braintree in Essex sold for a hammer price of £325,560 at an auction held by Noonans Mayfair. They had been expected to fetch up to £180,000 with the proceeds of the hoard being shared between the two finders and the landowner.