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Remembering Assandun with Emma

It has been a busy week of anniversaries of early medievalists with an interest in north-western Europe. Last week was the 950th anniversary of the Battle of Hastings. This week starts off with the anniversary...
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 18 Oct 2016

And Always After That It Grew Much Worse

14 October 2016 marks the 950th anniversary of the Battle of Hastings. It is sometimes said that ‘winners write the history books’. However, some recently digitised accounts of the Battle of Hastings...
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 13 Oct 2016

Die Another Day? The Vita Haroldi at Waltham Abbey

14 October 2016 marks the 950th anniversary of the Battle of Hastings and the beginning of the Norman Conquest of England. One of the most iconic but also most debated parts of that battle was the death...

A Calendar Page for October 2016

For more information about the Bedford Hours, please see our post for January 2016; for more on medieval calendars in general, our original calendar post is an excellent guide. Calendar page for October...

The Ceolfrith Leaves Are 1300 Years Old

25 September 2016 marks the 1300th anniversary of the death of Abbot Ceolfrith of the Anglo-Saxon monastery at Wearmouth-Jarrow. This means that three sets of fragments in the British Library have had...
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 25 Sep 2016

British Libraries: The Panizzi Lectures 2016

Every year since 1985, the British Library has hosted a series of lectures on the history of the book. These lectures are known as the Panizzi lectures in honour of Sir Anthony Panizzi (1797–1879), an...
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 24 Sep 2016

Space and the End of the Middle Ages in Britain

  Now I am not a person who likes to indulge in debates about periodisation in history. As far as I am concerned, the middle ages came between the early ages and the recent ages. There is no one set...
From: Dianne's Medieval Writing on 11 Sep 2016

A Calendar Page for September 2016

For more information about the Bedford Hours, please see our post for January 2016; for more on medieval calendars in general, our original calendar post is an excellent guide. Calendar page for September...

A Calendar Page for August 2016

For more information about the Bedford Hours, please see our post for January 2016; for more on medieval calendars in general, our original calendar post is an excellent guide. Calendar page for August...

Flotsam and Jetsam: Watery Womanhood

Photo by Dimitri Caceaune Women are watery creatures, it seems. In mythology we fuse with fish and seals to slide fin-first through open water. In medieval and early modern medicine, our humours are wet...
From: Meny Snoweballes on 19 Jul 2016

Manuscript the Tube

Some time ago I was alone in the office on a Friday evening and was left in charge of the @BLMedieval Twitter account. This is sometimes dangerous. Among my sillier inventions is the hashtag #WodewoseWednesday,...
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 14 Jul 2016

A Calendar Page for July 2016

For more information about the Bedford Hours, please see our post for January 2016; for more on medieval calendars in general, our original calendar post is an excellent guide. Calendar page for July from...

Academic Kindness: Chris Wickham, Europe, and who we want to be now

I thonke yow herteley of all kyndenes that ye have done to me before this tyme. “This is goddis”, London, Lambeth Palace Library 853. Chris Wickham; image copyright aarome.org On a warm...
From: Meny Snoweballes on 28 Jun 2016

‘I Am an Antichrist’: Demons, Vices and Punks

The British Library’s new free exhibition, Punk 1976-78 is now open to the public (until 2 October 2016). This exhibition examines Punk’s influence on music, fashion, print and politics in the 40 years...

A Calendar Page for June 2016

For more information about the Bedford Hours, please see our post for January 2016; for more on medieval calendars in general, our original calendar post is an excellent guide. Calendar page for June from...

Bede: The Greatest Hits

On this day in AD 735 the Venerable Bede died in his monastery of Wearmouth-Jarrow in Anglo-Saxon Northumbria. Bede is most famous for his Ecclesiastical History of the English People, and is often affectionately...
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 26 May 2016

Size Matters

The British Library’s Digitised Manuscripts website reveals a number of remarkable things in the text and decoration of over 1460 complete manuscripts (and counting). One thing Digitised Manuscripts...
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 23 May 2016

An Anglo-Saxon ‘Renaissance Man’: St Dunstan

Dunstan (d. 988), whose feast is celebrated on 19 May, was a scholar and reformer, but also a craftsman, said to have been a skilled metalworker, painter, embroiderer, musician, and even organ-builder....
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 19 May 2016

St Pancras: From Roman Martyr to London Station

May 12 is St Pancras’s Day, writes Peter Toth. As the name of London’s second busiest railway and underground station, the name ‘St Pancras’ is well known to many Londoners, as well as travellers...
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 12 May 2016

The Scottish Play and the Real Macbeth

Here at the British Library (writes Julian Harrison) we look after everything from early papyri to the state papers of Tudor monarchs. Our Printed Books colleagues care for no fewer than 5 copies of the...

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