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Medieval Trivia: Medicinal Plants of Medieval Europe

currently playing on my iPod: Intro by xx Medieval folk were big on plants. You would be too if you didn’t have a Walgreens on every other corner. Here’s a very small list of some of the growing things used … Continue reading

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The Great Pavement: Westminster’s Cosmati Floor

currently playing on my iPod: Fade Into You by Mazzy Star Upon watching BBC America’s coverage of the royal wedding (which was absolutely fantastic, btw), I became intrigued with the Great Pavement. The Great Pavement is the mosaic floor before … Continue reading

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Medieval Mathematics

currently playing on my iPod: Modern Man by Arcade Fire While reading through the latest draft of my manuscript, I came across the word “numbers”. So what? Well, there is a problem. Maybe not so much in just the simple … Continue reading

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