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Thomas Becket was canonised in February 1173, less than three years after his death. The Church was shocked by Becket’s ...
Bestiaries, or ‘Books of beasts’, provide an account of the characteristics and habits of a variety of animals, both rea...
Islam was the prevalent in Spain from 711 until the Christian reconquest in 1492, yet few Islamic manuscripts survived. ...
The Sticherarion is a manuscript used in Greek church services. It contains liturgical texts accompanied by musical nota...
Tally sticks were used by officials of the Exchequer as physical proof of payments to the king, functioning in the same...
King John was taken ill in October 1216, having suffered an attack of dysentery, and he died at Newark, Nottinghamshire,...
At the time of King John’s death, England had descended into civil war. Following the papal annulment of Magna Carta, th...
Throughout the winter of 1214–15, means were sought to restrain the king and to preserve the peace. At some point, perha...
One of the earliest accounts of the settlement reached at Runnymede is found in the Chronicle of Melrose Abbey. Melrose...