Itinerant kings, royal estates and monasteries

The other day I was reading a news article on the movements of itinerant kings among their royal estates and more surprisingly royal farmsteads and it got me thinking. Basically what they were saying is that early medieval kings moved around their kingdom from one royal estate to another, and used these estates and farms... Continue Reading →

Books from Lérins?

In the introduction to On the Nature of Things, Kendall and Wallis attempt to trace the origins of Bede's copy of Isidore's On the Nature of Things. They conclude that Bede's copy came from a group of texts labeled H for Hispania and that it arrived in c. 670. They seem to be at a... Continue Reading →

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