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Medieval Badges with Ann Marie Rasmussen

If you were suddenly transported back into Northern Europe in the latter part of the Middle Ages, a lot of the people you came across would be sporting something shiny on their clothes or hats. This week, Danièle speaks with Ann Marie Rasmussen about medieval badges, how they were made and used, and who was wearing them.

Ann Marie Rasmussen is a Professor at the University of Waterloo, where her research focuses on gender and material culture in the Middle Ages. Her latest book, Medieval Badges: Their Wearers and Their Worlds, is published by the University of Pennsylvania Press. Click here to view Ann Marie’s personal website or follow her on Twitter @amrasmus1300

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Top Image: Medieval pilgrim badge discovered in England. Photo by Portable Antiquities Scheme (PAS)  / Wikimedia Commons

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