A digital reconstruction of Richard’s tomb in Greyfriars with the epitaph.  De Montfort University. A digital reconstruction of what Richard’s Tomb may have looked like with the epitaph De Montfort University   The tomb for which Henry Tudor paid the sum of 10 pounds 1 shilling in 1495 A digital view of Greyfriars with Leicester Cathedral… Continue reading KING RICHARD III’S EPITAPH

A year of anniversaries

2016 has been the 1000th anniversary of Edund Ironside’s accession and death, also of the death of his father Ethelred Unraed and the double accession of Cnut of Denmark. It has also been the 950th anniverary of the battles of Stamford Bridge and Hastings, being the end of the House of Wessex after its interruption.… Continue reading A year of anniversaries

The Mystery Man In The Vaux Passional

In 1921, a manuscript dating to the late 15th or early 16th century was donated to the National Library of Wales. It was a “passional”, a book recounting the sufferings of saints and martyrs, and containted 2 texts in medieval French: “La Passion de Nostre Seigneur” (The Passion of Our Lord), an account of the… Continue reading The Mystery Man In The Vaux Passional