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The Christian presence in history

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The Christian presence in history
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... of medieval Malta puts the controversy as to whether there were any Christians at all in the Maltese islands of the 11th century ”behind us”.
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I attended Jeremy Jones’s public lecture (May 20) on Queen Constance’s Latin-Arabic ‘letter’ to the people of Malta and Gozo dated November 1198. The lecture was kindly offered by the Archaeological Society Malta. It was impressively attended. Unfortunately, we heard relatively little of significance about the highly interesting medieval letter in comparison to the time and effort Jones gave to “vindicate” – as he said – Godfrey Wettinger’s lifetime effort to disprove an uninterrupted presence of Christianity in the Maltese islands. In this, besides Wettinger’s publications, Jones seemed to ...

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The Duchess sale at Sotheby's - Telegraph

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The Duchess sale at Sotheby's
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... West Horsley Place, a stately home in Surrey with an 18th century Georgian façade, Tudor beams, and parts which date back to the 11th century.
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The auction taking place over two days at Sotheby’s London salerooms in Mayfair, on the 27 and 28 of May, is simply entitled: The Duchess. Comprising property and precious objects from the estate of Mary, Duchess of Roxburghe, it is a rare opportunity to bid for a diverse range of particularly fine artefacts with historically fascinating and hugely desirable provenance.The furniture, ceramics, glass, metalware, textiles, paintings, costume, jewellery, and numerous objets de vertu are all from West Horsley Place, a stately home in Surrey with an 18th century Georgian façade, Tudor beams, and ...

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Medieval siege brings Halton Castle back to life (From Runcorn and Widnes World)

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<b>Medieval</b> siege brings Halton Castle back to life
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They turned back the clock to the year 1115, the year Norton Priory was founded. They lived in medieval tents and dressed in period costume.
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THE ancient ruins of Halton Castle overlooking Runcorn were brought back to life with a dramatic battle. More than 1,000 visitors watched Regia Anglorum members re-enact a medieval siege at the famous landmark. They created a living history camp over the bank holiday weekend. They turned back the clock to the year 1115, the year Norton Priory was founded. They lived in medieval tents and dressed in period costume. Each day saw a battle as the Baron of Halton’s men encountered the Welsh. The medieval re-enactors answered questions and demonstrated various crafts and weapons. Claire Broadhurst...

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What Does the Development of Windmill Technology in Medieval Europe Say about Population Health IT?

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What Does the Development of Windmill Technology in <b>Medieval</b> Europe Say about Population <b>...</b>
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In his chapter “The Soft Industrial Revolution of the Late Medieval Era and the Birth of Humanism,” Rifkin writes this: “With watermills situated in ...
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It’s fascinating how advances in technology can intersect with social change and societal progress in a very iterative way. Certainly, history is filled with great examples of such iterative processes, from the invention of the printing press to the development of the steam engine, to the creation of the earliest automobiles. Recently, I’ve been reading a fascinating book, The Empathic Civilization: The Race to Global Consciousness in a World of Crisis, published in 2009 by the well-known author Jeremy Rifkin, whose previous books, including Beyond Beef, Voting Green, and The End of Work, ha...

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Joan of Arc: God's Warrior BBC2 - TV review: Bringing to life the feminist poster girl and darling of the Front National - Reviews - TV & Radio

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Joan of Arc: God's Warrior BBC2 - TV review: Bringing to life the feminist poster girl and darling of <b>...</b>
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While future historians will draw on social media and camera-phone footage to understand motivations, students of medieval history rely on dense ...
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With that in mind, Dr Helen Castor's documentary, Joan of Arc: God's Warrior, bringing to life the French icon's own words from the trial that ended in her being burnt at the stake, was a fascinating one.First, Castor gave us an engaging primer on Joan's story: the illiterate French peasant girl who claimed angels sent from God instructed her to join the war against the English. Dressed in men's clothing, she led an army of soldiers to victory and helped Charles VII to the crown. Eventually captured, she was tried, convicted of heresy and sentenced to death.Since then, Joan has become many t...

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Skeletons of medieval nuns lying face down 'considered to be witches'

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Skeletons of <b>Medieval</b> nuns lying face down 'considered to be witches'
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Oxford archaeologists have discovered the remains of Medieval nuns who died in disgrace after being accused of immoral behaviour.(Wikicommons).
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British archaeologists have discovered the remains of medieval nuns who died in disgrace after being accused of immoral behaviour. The burial ground around the Littlemore Priory, in Oxfordshire, a nunnery founded in 1110 was being excavated ahead of building a new hotel there. Lead archaeologist Paul Murray of John Heritage Services, found 92 skeletons belonging to children, women and men, according to Discovery News. "Burials within the church are likely to represent wealthy or eminent individuals, nuns and prioresses," Murray said. "Those buried outside most likely represent the laity and ...

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Armourer Peter Brooke cooks, cleans and then makes chain maille at <b>Medieval</b> Fayre
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He took his talents to the Lords and Ladies Medieval Fayre at Nurragingy Reserve on the weekend, helping transform the area into something out of ...
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Expert says time to move beyond ‘medieval’ cybersecurity approach - News - The Rolla Daily News - Rolla, MO

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Expert says time to move beyond '<b>medieval</b>' cybersecurity approach
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The nation's approach to cybersecurity has much in common with medieval defense tactics, and that needs to change, says a cybersecurity expert at ...
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US medieval series set for Dragon Studios near Pencoed

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FX <b>medieval</b> series set for Dragon Studios near Pencoed
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Dragon at Llanilid in Rhondda Cynon Taff, which was once nicknamed Valleywood, was behind the 2011 medieval adventure film Ironclad.
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FX describe the story as 'dangerous, brilliant and emotional' A 10-part medieval drama series is to be filmed in south Wales after being commissioned by US cable network FX.A pilot of The Bastard Executioner was filmed at Pinewood studios near Cardiff but the full production is set to be shot at Dragon studios near Pencoed.This is because the remake of cult film The Crow starts at Pinewood in July.The series stars Lee Jones as a 14th Century knight turned executioner during the reign of Edward III.It is set against a background of Welsh rebellion.The cast will include a guest appearance by M...

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Fête communautaire dans le parc du château de Martainville

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Une journée en famille dans le parc du château
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À la nuit tombée, la journée se conclura par un spectacle pyrotechnique. Le château du XVe siècle s'embrasera, afin de symboliser l'arrivée de l'été.
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La communauté de communes du plateau de Martainville envahit le parc du château samedi 30 mai pour la fête communautaire. Sur le thème « La musique sous toutes ses formes », elles proposent un programme pour un public familial. Les festivités commenceront à 16 h par des ateliers de création manuelle et de maquillage pour les enfants et les adultes. John Evra, dévoilera les secrets de la musicothérapie. Les élèves de Préaux dévoileront une fresque réalisée lors du temps périscolaire et ceux de Martainville exposeront des instruments de musique. Le tout avec des animations musicales. Entre 18 ...

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