Breaking Through the Stained Glass Barrier: The Voices of Etheldreda, Catherine of Alexandria, and Margaret of AntiochDelsigne, JillScripps College (2004)AbstractSaint Etheldreda, Saint Catherine of Alexandria, and Saint Margaret of Antioch seem frozen and silenced in their stained glass images; however, the stories of strong women, whether fantastical or real, spoke to women in the medieval ages and still speak to women today, inspiring courage and exemplifying the possibility of defying patriarchal oppression.
A brief history of aquatic resource use in medieval EuropeBy Richard C. HoffmanHelgoland Marine Research, Volume 59, Number 1 (2005)Abstract: Abstract Humans have exploited European aquatic resources since at least the Palaeolithic, but during the Middle Ages rising human populations and demand initiated great changes in many fisheries.
The remains of a 13th-century church and burial mounds dating back to the ninth-century are among the archaeological finds announced this month by Polish researchers.In West Pomerania, an archaeological team announced they uncovered the remains of a brick church built by the Dominican order in the 13th century.
Looking for that great ‘medieval’ name for your newborn daughter? Here are ten names from medieval London that you may never had heard of!A recent survey from England tells us that parents are more interested in finding names for their children that have some history to it – and that names like Millicent, Elvina and Kendra are increasingly popular for girls.
‘With a Vertu and Leawté’: Masculine Relationships in Medieval ScotlandBy Caitlin Taylor HoltonMaster’s Thesis, University of Guelph, 2011Introduction: When the subject of men in medieval Scotland is mentioned, it often conjures up images of muscular, kilted, claymore-wielding warriors intent on national independence, an image informed more by Mel Gibson’s 1995 Braveheart than by historical fact.
BOOK REVIEW: Death Before ComplineBagwyn Books (2012)Sharan NewmanThis short book, DEATH BEFORE COMPLINE is a great collection of murder-mystery stories by Sharan Newman. It features the adventures of Sharan’s popular and much loved heroine, Catherine LeVendeur, a crime solving woman living in twelfth century France.