Archive for: October 2018

Things To Do in November

Posted:
25 October 2018
Posted By:
Jamie Bellinger
Categories:
Things To Do

As the crisp autumn weather arrives and leaves crunch underfoot, it's a great time of year to get out there and explore England's history. As we count down the days to the Christmas season, stand in the places where history happened. Whether you'd like to take a moment to reflect,  or simply wander...

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7 ‘magic potions’ grown by medieval monks

Posted:
22 October 2018
Posted By:
Dr Michael Klemperer
Categories:
History Uncovered

Step aside Harry Potter – our monks' garden at Mount Grace Priory is like a real-life version of a Hogwarts herbology classroom. Our gardeners have been busy planting herbs and flowers that the Carthusian monks could have grown here in the 15th century. But you can't buy these herbs in the supe...

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Memento mori: let’s talk about death

Posted:
19 October 2018
Posted By:
Michael Carter
Categories:
History Uncovered

Let’s be honest, most of us, even at Halloween, would rather not think about the reality of our own mortality. But for our medieval ancestors the prospect of death was a feature of their daily lives. Epidemic disease, poor nutrition, famine, basic medical care, inadequate housing and appallingly ...

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