Archive for: May 2016

What to grow in a medieval herb garden

Gardens at Rievaulx Abbey
Posted:
6 May 2016
Posted By:
English Heritage
Categories:
Historical How Tos

A monastery’s infirmary herb garden grew specialist plants that were used in medieval medicine to help the body heal itself. Here are nine plants that you’d find there which you can still grow in your own herb garden today.  Gardens dedicated to medicinal herbs alone were quite rare in medi...

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The story of the Norman Conquest – April 1066

Saxon farmer and monastic chronicler
Posted:
1 May 2016
Posted By:
English Heritage
Categories:
Your Stories

Join us as we explore the people of 1066 – in just 140 characters. Halley's Comet passed overhead in April 1066 - was it an omen? And does it spell good news or disaster? Meanwhile, closer to earth Duke William was searching for ships to launch his invasion - and finding that invading a countr...

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