“….Cornburgh, originally from Cornwall and later of Gooshayes (Essex), was yeoman at the Lancastrian, Yorkist, and Tudor courts and a man of considerable power….” The above extract is from this article I confess I had never heard of Avery Cornburgh (died 1487) who was apparently a close friend of John Howard, Duke of Norfolk.… Continue reading A mystery man named Avery Cornburgh….
Tag: digitised books
PYKE NOTTE THY NOSTRELLYS!
If you watch a lot of a Hollywood ‘medieval’ movies, you would be forgiven in thinking that all medieval people, from the youngest to the oldest, ate like pigs at the trough, threw gnawed animal bones on the floor, belched and yelled loudly at the dinner table, and merrily ate their dinners with filthy nails… Continue reading PYKE NOTTE THY NOSTRELLYS!
The Biblioteca Palatina is now online….
Thanks to the Mortimer History Society, I now know that Heidelberg University have digitised 3000 medieval and early modern documents forming the Biblioteca Palatina, and made them accessible online. See here.
Richard III’s Book of Hours – Digitized, Online and Available to All
“I think miracles exist in part as gifts and in part as clues that there is something beyond the flat world we see. ~Peggy Noonan Leicester Cathedral and its project supporters (angels?) have done something wonderful and generous: they have digitized Richard III’s “Book of Hours” and posted it on the cathedral’s website. What’s so… Continue reading Richard III’s Book of Hours – Digitized, Online and Available to All