Tag Archive: Essex

2012 Medieval Year in Review: Podcasts

There were a lot of great podcast episodes during 2012. We finished the Pillars of the Earth podcast series, interviewed authors, documentary hosts and medieval bloggers. Some of this years topics were requested by you, the listener. So please if you have any requests send them over. Some of the popular episodes include: Mad Monarchs…

MAP#30 – Peasant’s Revolt of 1381

When Adam delved and Eve span, Who then was the gentleman? The Peasants’ Revolt of 1381 was one of a number of popular revolts in late medieval Europe and is a major event in the history of England. Led by Wat Tyler the peasant’s rose up against the ruling class. Were they successful? Or did…

No sexy outfits, nuns told in 1,300-year-old ‘rule’ book

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Nuns in Essex were warned to avoid garments that would “nourish the fires of sexual anticipation” in a 1,300-year-old book of advice now up for auction. They were held up as paragons of virtue, but one congregation of Essex nuns appear to have needed some pointers on how to conduct themselves. In a book of…

The manor which dates back to the Norman era

Cambridgeshire is the home of one of the oldest continuously inhabited houses in England. The Manor at Hemingford Grey was begun by the Normans in 1130 and parts of the house have changed little since then. The thick stone walls mean truly freezing winter conditions, according to its current owner, Diana Boston. “I sleep in…