Scholars have found a collection of food recipes dating back to the twelfth-century, making them the oldest western medieval culinary recipes known to exist. How good they are will be revealed later this month when Durham University has them recreated during a special lecture on medieval food.The newly-discovered food recipes from a manuscript that was written at Durham Cathedral’s priory around 1140.
Naught by Nature: Chaucer and the (Re)Invention of Female Goodness in Late Medieval LiteratureBy Joanna R. ShearerPhD Dissertation, University of Florida, 2007Abstract: The women in Chaucer’s stories are not content to live life in the margins, and these characters are neither as good as they should be according to medieval standards of proper female behavior, nor are they as bad as these same standards would have one believe.
Reclaiming the Sheela-na-gigs: Goddess Imagery in Medieval Sculptures of lrelandBy Ann PearsonCanadian Women’s Studies, Vol. 17:3 (1997)Introduction: The small, sexually-specific stone carvings of female figures called sheela-na-gigs found on churches and Norman towers or castles in Ireland and Britain are an historical mystery that has been puzzled over and researched from seemingly every angle.
John Rodgers I( Str: dp. 455; 1. 160& 39;; b. 27& 39;; dr. 6& 39;6& 34;; epl. 22, a. 3 3-pars.,1 1-pdr.)The first John Rodgers, a lighthouse tender, was built in Newburgh, N,Y., and taken over by the Navy at the beginning of World War I under Executive Order of 11 April 1917 which placed the Lighthouse Service under Navy control.
The development of an Early Historic tree-ring chronology for ScotlandCrone, AnneProceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, 128 (1998), 485-493ABSTRACT This paper summarizes recent dendrochronological work on wood assemblages of Early Historic date. A tree-ring chronology covering the period AD 2 50-752 has been constructed using assemblages from the Northumbrian settlement at Whithorn, Dumfries & Galloway, and the crannog at Buiston, Ayrshire.