Another one (denialists’ myth) bites the dust

Another subject that Cairo dwellers frequently pontificate about is Henry “Tudor”‘s marriage to Elizabeth of York. We do know that he promised, on Christmas Day in 1483 at Rennes Cathedral, to wed her and we know that he obtained a dispensation for the purpose. The denialists claim that this shows her and her mother’s knowledge… Continue reading Another one (denialists’ myth) bites the dust

See facsimiles of wonderful medieval books….

  It isn’t every day that one happens upon a site such as this one that offers little videos of various reproductions of wonderful medieval books, including the delightful little Psalterium Sancti Ruperti, pictured above. Others include the Barberini Book of Hours for Rouen, the Prayer Book of Anne of Brittany and the Book of… Continue reading See facsimiles of wonderful medieval books….

Anne of Brittany’s heart has been stolen; literally….

At least the word “presumed” has been allowed in! It introduces an element of doubt about Richard III. Which is better than nothing. I┬áhope this relic is returned to where it belongs. This sort of thievery is despicable. Footnote: I am delighted to be able to report that since I wrote this article, the stolen… Continue reading Anne of Brittany’s heart has been stolen; literally….