All puppies beware, medieval medicine is on your tails….When precious old manuscripts are digitised, we are all excited to see the result. Now there is word of a new two-year project to “…. bring together unique and irreplaceable handwritten texts from the world-class collections of the Cambridge University Library, a dozen Cambridge colleges, and the… Continue reading All puppies beware, medieval medicine is on your tails….
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Born back Ceaselessly into the Past: the History of the Fitzgeralds
When most people think of the beautiful Scott and Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald, they tend to think of the Jazz Age. That is the epithet coined by Scott to explain the wild ride of the 1920s – the drinking, the music, the partying, the real estate and stock market boom. And let’s not forget literary genius.… Continue reading Born back Ceaselessly into the Past: the History of the Fitzgeralds
The tapestries of Thomas Wolsey
We have recently come across this rather interesting article, extracted from Reyes y Prelados, by Emma Luisa Cahill Marron (excuse the missing accent) about Cardinal Wolsey and some of his artefacts. The original is in Spanish and here is a translation, by ladychaol.
Was the 3rd Duke of York like his youngest son in appearance….?
When I posted on my Facebook page that it had been suggested to me I write an M&B article about the physical appearance of the 3rd Duke of York, a friend commented: “. . . .According to John Ashdown Hill’s biography of Cecily, he was probably tall because of some poem written about how… Continue reading Was the 3rd Duke of York like his youngest son in appearance….?
Great St Mary’s Church, Cambridge and its Royal Patrons
Originally posted on Giaconda's Blog:
? ? ? In the very heart of historic Cambridge, stands a tall and elegant late Perpendicular Gothic church, sandwiched between the colleges and market square. The church of St Mary the Virgin has stood on the site since 1205; the first recorded rector being Thomas de Chiveley who was…