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History

Catherine of Siena: Rebel, Problem Solver, Foreskin Jewelry Designer

What… or who… is actually being maligned?

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History

Happy Charlemagne Coronation Day!

I’m not religious, but I love celebrations. Instead of Christmas, I dedicate my tree to Holy Roman Emperor Charlemagne.

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Crossposts

Queen Melisende

Melisende, promoter of the arts, ruled (and co-ruled) Jerusalem in the 1100s.

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History

Tales from History: Anne and Richard

Since we’re all still recovering from the Red Wedding and what not, let me share with you one of my favorite medieval stories (that is, this is about a historical event, not a fictional tale). George R. R. Martin’s works are based, in part, on fifteenth century England’s War of the Roses, which is my […]