Sachsenspiegel from Oldenburg. Fol 63 V. Source: Landesbibliothek Oldenburg

Henry III and the Saxon Billungs

1. March 2017

Henry III may be remembered as a pious emperor. But he was also eganged in medieval feuds, such as with the Billungs, the Saxon dukes

Goslar from the Air. Source: Goslar Marketing

The Imperial Palace in Goslar

25. February 2017

In the 11th century, the rich silver mines in Rammelsberg gave rise to the construction of a splendid palace complex in Goslar.

Scriptorium at Echternach. From: Book of Pericopes of Henry III. Bremen. Source: Web Art Galleries

The Golden Gospels of Henry III

24. February 2017

Henry III (1016 – 1056), Holy Roman Emperor, recieved a very fine education. This prompted him to commission several remarkable Golden Gospels at Echternach

Codex Caesarius Upsaliensis (former Goslariensis), fol 10– 11. Photo: University of Uppsala.

Henry III, Holy Roman Emperor 1017 – 2017

23. February 2017

This year, the city of Goslar in Harzen celebrates the 1000-year anniversary of the birth of Henry III, Holy Roman Emperor with exhibitions and lectures

Henry III and Agnes from the Evangeliary from Speyer. Source: Wikipedia

Henry III – Holy Roman Emperor 1016 – 1056

23. February 2017

The Holy Roman Emperor, Henry III, was called a pious king by some of his contemporaries; others, however, claimed he was hypocrite

Borghorster reliquary Cross - detail.© Borghorst Church

Priceless Borghorster Reliquary Cross is Back

17. February 2017

Stolen in 2013 from a local church in Borghorst, the invaluable reliquary cross from c. 1050 is back in the hands of the Diocese of Münster

Reconstruction ot the Conciergerie in Paris 2017

Medieval Banquet in Paris 1378

10. February 2017

In 1377 a fabulous medieval Christmas banquet was celebrated in the ancient royal castle at île des la Cité. A newly opened exhibition tells the story

Poverty begging for mercy. Source: Harley MS 4425. British Library.

The Medieval History of European Inequality

10. February 2017

Inequality is here to stay. The question is only, how “medieval” will it become? And when will the crash set in?

The Gislinge Boat. © Roskilde Viking Museum 2016

Viking Age War Fleets

9. February 2017

Studies of Vikings and their pirating and warfare seldom pause to reflect upon the enormous investment, the ships represented. New book sets this right.

Excavations at Salme in Estonia Photo: Railli Allmae

The Salme Ship Burials in Pre-Viking Estonia

9. February 2017

Around 750 CE 41 people were buried in two Viking ships at Salme in Estonia. New studies tell us about who they were and where they came from

The Excavation of the Ship at Oseberg 1904 - 05

Ship Burials at Sutton Hoo, Karmøy and Oseberg

8. February 2017

Ship burials in North Western Europe are few and far between. The question is: when and where did this burial practice originate?

Eucharistic Dove Sold at Sotheby's January 2016 © Sotheby's

French Eucharistic Dove from Limoges c. 1215 – 35

7. February 2017

The price went soaring when Sotheby’s sold a eucharistic dove from 13th century Limoges

Füzer castle before reconstruction

The Reconstructed Castle of Füzér In Hungary

31. January 2017

Until recently the Castle of Füzér was a dilapidated ruin romantically hewn from a steep rock in north-eastern Hungary. Now it has been completely rebuilt.

Saint-Denis © Seine Saint Denis Tourisme

Rebuilding or Restoring the spire of Saint-Denis

31. January 2017

St. Denis in Northern Paris was the first Gothic cathedral. In 1846 its magnificent spire crumbled in a storm. Now, plans are underway to reconstruct it

Cantigas de Sanata Mari, No. 67. Source: Wikipedia

Medieval Chicken Soup – Good for the Soul

30. January 2017

We all know that medieval chicken soup is a great healer for anyone suffering from pneumonia, asthma, or just an ordinary cold. But it is also comfort food

Vergel de señores, en el cual se muestran a hacer con mucha excelencia todas las conservas, electuarios, confituras, turrones y otras cosas de azúcar y miel . Biblioteca Nacional, Madrid, MSS 8565

Medieval Spanish Cookbooks

30. January 2017

Medieval Spanish cookbooks witness to a diverse cultural heritage inspired by Arab as well as Catalan and Castilian traditions

University-Square-Marquee in medieval Leeds detail

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Ragnar Lodbrog dying in the Snake Pit

Minor Medieval News – January 2017

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