Category Archives: History and the Medieval World

Essays and more informal articles on some of the coolest stuff in the history books.

Icon and Imagination – The Medievalism of Castles

This paper was delivered at the Wilfrid Laurier University Medieval Student’s Society Colloquium this past spring, I thought I may as well throw it up on here in conjunction with a cool article about Gothic cathedrals that you can find … Continue reading

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“Historian Uses Lasers to Unlock Mysteries of Gothic Cathedral” – National Geographic

Well this is pretty nifty. Gothic architecture is probably the style most associated with the Middle Ages, and it’s always baffled me that people can talk of the “backwards Middle Ages” while seeing images like these. Absolutely extraordinary buildings. I’ve … Continue reading

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Stop Revering Magna Carta – NYTimes.com

Originally posted on History Chick in AZ:
“Magna Carta has everything going for it to be venerated in the United States: It is old, it is English and, because no one has actually read the text, it is easy to…

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The Dialogue of Faith – Pilgrimage in Late Medieval England

So here’s something a bit different! Bit of a longer, semi-formal essay that touches on medieval history, theology, and literature, all whilst exploring how different ideas about pilgrimage changed in the later Middle Ages and why. I tried to keep … Continue reading

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