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Why Read Historical Fiction Set in Sixteenth Century France? Reason #5

Time for some fun. In our examination of historical fiction, we've discussed weighty matters like RELEVANCE, DRAMA, and EMOTION. Today we're going to circle back to ESCAPE and explore...Reason #5--GLITZOkay, I'll admit it. I originally fell for the sixteenth...
From: Writing the Renaissance on 4 Oct 2020

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What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “Turtle, for large Companies, dressed to Perfection.” When Edward Bardin opened the King’s Arms Tavern in New York in the summer of 1770, he did not confine...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 12 Sep 2020

Reflections on Medieval Culture Through A Culinary Lens

Teaching the Medieval Feast Krista Murchison (Leiden University), @drkmurch Leiden University’s English Language and Culture BA is aimed at teaching about not just the literature and language of the English-speaking world (broadly defined) but also...
From: The Recipes Project on 17 Sep 2019

The Wedding Goose

We came across this article, accidentally, as you do, and with our arguably warped sense of humour we found the wedding story somewhat amusing, so after much deliberation (well not much, if we’re being honest), we thought we would share it with...
From: All Things Georgian on 5 Sep 2019

Around the Table: Media Spotlight

This month on Around the Table, I am chatting with Laura Carlson, producer and host of the podcast The Feast. In other posts this month, we’ll read about many different experiences and methods for teaching with recipes. Here, Laura will tell us...
From: The Recipes Project on 5 Sep 2019

How to Prepare a Humble Feast, 1638

Mattia Giegher, Li tre trattati (1629) “Now for a more humble feast, or an ordinary proportion which any good man may keepe in his family for the entertainment of his true and worthy friends... it is good then for him that intends to feast, to...
From: Ask the Past on 17 Nov 2017

St. Andrew’s Cross

I’ve been writing posts on various saints days over the years and yesterday I realized I had never posted about St. Andrew on his feast day, a notable omission both in general and for me, in particular, as I was fortunate to spend my junior year...
From: streets of salem on 30 Nov 2016

Feast of The Hunter's Moon.
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 30 Sep 2016

Jesus and Women: St. Mary Magdalene

Saint Mary Magdalene is my confirmation saint. I attend the School of the Magdalen here in Wichita and the sisters were thrilled by my selection, except that I really chose the name to honor the grandmother I never knew. She had been raised Catholic but...

CALL FOR PAPERS: IARHS and the IMC 2016: "Food, Feast, and Famine."

Leeds, 4-7 July 2016The International Association for Robin Hood Studies is proposing two sessions for next year's Leeds, whose conference theme is "Food, Feast, and Famine."Leeds will only consider fully formed sessions. Please send 300-word abstracts...
From: The Renaissance Diary on 4 Jul 2016

Pugin and St. Augustine of Canterbury

St. Bede the Venerable, St. Philip Neri, and now St. Augustine of Canterbury, there has been quite a sequence of English or English related saints this week. In The Catholic Herald, Father Marcus Holden discusses the revival of St. Augustine's Ramsgate,...

St. Philip Neri, Newman's Patron

Today is the feast of St. Philip Neri, Blessed John Henry Newman's patron and model as an Oratorian. His feast this year comes soon after Pentecost and Trinity Sunday. This homily describes the "personal Pentecost" that Philip Neri experienced and its...

Holy Martyrs of England, Pray for Us!

Today is the great feast honoring all of the Catholic Martyrs of the English Reformation: those canonized by Popes Paul VI and Pius XII and those beatified by Popes John Paul II, Pius XI, and Leo XIII. This feast was moved to this date in 2000 with new...

The Forty Martyrs of England, Day by Day

The Catholic Truth Society, which used to offer a little booklet on the Forty Martyrs of England and Wales, has been counting down to the Feast of the English Martyrs of England and Wales, which is on May, Their blog posts  in honor of the martyrs...

The First Martyrs for Christ: The Holy Innocents

"The Coventry Carol" was part of a 16th century mystery play, "The Pageant of the Shearmen and Tailors", according to a 1534 prompt book by one Robert Croo, which enacted the events of Jesus's nativity story in St. Matthew's Gospel, depicting the slaughter...

The Reconciliation of England with the Catholic Church

On November 30, 1554, Reginald Cardinal Pole, the Papal Legate, soon to be Archbishop of Canterbury, received the submission of the English Parliament and granted absolution to the entire kingdom, reconciling England to the Holy See and the universal...

Blessed John Henry Newman and the Ordinariate

The other group in England that especially celebrates the memorial of Blessed John Henry Newman is the Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham, which is under his spiritual patronage:The Feast of the Blessed John Henry Newman is on Friday 9th October when...

St. Michaelmas and St. Michael

From the first chapter of Henry Adams' Mont Saint Michel and Chartres: The Archangel loved heights. Standing on the summit of the tower that crowned his church, wings upspread, sword uplifted, the devil crawling beneath, and the cock, symbol of eternal...

The Feast of St. James at Spanish Place

Today is the Feast of St. James the Greater. Every year on this feast day I think of the quip of my mother regarding my late father when deciding which was his patron saint, St. James the Greater or St. James the Lesser? She said immediately: "St. James...

480 Years Ago: The Protomartyrs of the English Reformation, May 4, 1535

Today is the great feast honoring all of the Catholic Martyrs of the English Reformation: those canonized by Pope Paul VI and those beatified by Popes John Paul II, Pius XI, and Leo XIII. Many of the beatified martyrs, especially those declared martyrs...

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