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By: BaltimoreBrian , 2:26 AM GMT on March 03, 2017

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History sources I use.

Old English Wordhord (Old English word of the day)

Damian Kempf, University of Liverpool, posts many bizarre medieval images with sardonic commentary and captions.

Dr. Caitlin Green, historian.

Discarding Images, another twitter with many interesting medieval images.

Michael Beschloss, American historian and the source of most of my American History images.

Dr. Susan Oosthuizen posts a lot of historic artifacts--also links to history articles I don't usually link.

Clerk of Oxford Eleanor Parker posts mostly about medieval texts--sermons, songs and poems.

Dr. Sophie Hay, Roman historian

Carole Madge, Roman Historian

Public Domain Review, historical oddities

British Library (medieval), a source of historical items.

Irish Archaeology


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1086. BaltimoreBrian
3:37 AM GMT on March 26, 2017
La Somme le Roi by Laurent d'Orléans, 1295 AD: The Beast of the Apocalypse

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1085. BaltimoreBrian
3:35 AM GMT on March 26, 2017
Detail from above:

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1084. BaltimoreBrian
3:34 AM GMT on March 26, 2017
Homo Fanesius auritus: from the Monstrorum Historia, by Aldrovandi, 1642 AD

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1083. BaltimoreBrian
3:32 AM GMT on March 26, 2017
Illustration in the Imaginacion de vraye noblesse, by Hugues de Lannoy: The Knight and Lady Imagination and the Three Virtues. Presented to King Henry VII in 1496 AD.

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1082. BaltimoreBrian
3:29 AM GMT on March 26, 2017
Puppies, 'happy accidents', drunkeness and 'every good thing' are discussed in the Omne Bonum, an encyclopedia compiled 1360 - 1375 AD and presented to King Edward III in 1375. Comment #809, q. v.





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1081. BaltimoreBrian
3:24 AM GMT on March 26, 2017
Teaching a snake how to read was always going to be a challenge. From the Winchester Psalter, c. 1200 AD.

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1080. BaltimoreBrian
3:21 AM GMT on March 26, 2017
Cincinnati Built a Subway System 100 Years Ago - But Never Used It
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1079. BaltimoreBrian
3:19 AM GMT on March 26, 2017
When the NSA Feared Psychics Could Make Cities Lost in Time and Space

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1078. BaltimoreBrian
3:18 AM GMT on March 26, 2017
The Bodies of Mount Everest: Claimed by the peaks of the highest mountain in the world, the bodies of fallen adventurers remain preserved, warning others of the perils of Everest.

George Mallory died in 1924, the first to make an attempt to reach the summit. His body was identified in 1999. It's still there.

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1077. BaltimoreBrian
3:14 AM GMT on March 26, 2017
1076. BaltimoreBrian
3:12 AM GMT on March 26, 2017
Here Are the Real Boundaries of American Metropolises, Decided by an Algorithm

Commuting patterns:



What the computer came up with in determining American regions (with some human input, which spoils the point for me):

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1075. BaltimoreBrian
3:04 AM GMT on March 26, 2017
When Leonard Woolley found the Sumerian tomb of Pu-Abi, he sent this telegram in Latin to U Penn colleagues. Such excitement! January 8, 1928.

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1074. BaltimoreBrian
3:02 AM GMT on March 26, 2017
The Annunciation, by Theotokos of Sinai, c. 1200 AD.

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1073. BaltimoreBrian
2:55 AM GMT on March 26, 2017
A medieval poem on the Annunciation: William Herebert's lovely 'Our Lady's Lay', from 1310 AD.

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1072. BaltimoreBrian
2:54 AM GMT on March 26, 2017
Listen to rare recordings of J.R.R. Tolkien reading 'The Lord of the Rings'
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1071. BaltimoreBrian
2:52 AM GMT on March 26, 2017
March 25, Shire reckoning 1419: Gollum bites off Frodo's finger then falls, with the Ring, into the fire. THE DOWNFALL OF THE LORD OF THE RINGS. The Barad-dûr crumbles.
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1070. BaltimoreBrian
2:50 AM GMT on March 26, 2017
'Nu ic his tempel eam': the Annunciation in an Anglo-Saxon poem, from The Benedictional of St Æthelwold, written by the scribe Godeman, between 963 - 984 AD. Illustration, ibid., and is exceptional for so early.

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1069. BaltimoreBrian
2:47 AM GMT on March 26, 2017
An early 13th century song about the Annunciation, in Latin and English - 'Angelus ad virginem'/ 'Gabriel fram evene king'. From the Arundel manuscript 248

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1068. BaltimoreBrian
2:44 AM GMT on March 26, 2017
Kidlington church has beautiful medieval stained glass, painstakingly pieced back together from hundreds of fragments. Glass from 13th/14th centuries, smashed during dissolution of the monasteries and churches by King Henry VIII in 1538 - 1539, reassembled during the late 1500s.







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1067. BaltimoreBrian
2:40 AM GMT on March 26, 2017
A springtime Annunciation lyric from the 13th century, 'Nu this fules singet and maket hure blisse'. From a poetry collection, author unknown

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1066. BaltimoreBrian
2:38 AM GMT on March 26, 2017
'like trees when they blossom at the blowing of the wind...' (Old English Martyrology for March 25, the feast of the Annunciation)

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1065. BaltimoreBrian
2:35 AM GMT on March 26, 2017
St. Michael church, Framlingham, Suffolk. On north wall of the nave is this wall painting c. 1400, rediscovered under plaster in 1890.

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1064. BaltimoreBrian
2:33 AM GMT on March 26, 2017
When an angry God decides to personally shove you off your horse. From the Annals of Lausanne, a group of codices that were created during the term of Abbot Thietland (961 - 964 AD)

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1063. BaltimoreBrian
2:29 AM GMT on March 26, 2017
Burgh castle, originally a Roman fort - on a tinted postcard from 1910

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1062. BaltimoreBrian
2:27 AM GMT on March 26, 2017
Stunning 14th century stained glass at Upper Hardres church, East Kent, that fortunately survived a fire in 1972.

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1061. BaltimoreBrian
2:25 AM GMT on March 26, 2017
Italian bankers, painting from Lyon France, early 16th century.

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1060. BaltimoreBrian
2:21 AM GMT on March 26, 2017
Horsham St. Faith church, Norfolk. The only medieval font in England with a teddy bear as a supporter - sweet! 13th century

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1059. BaltimoreBrian
2:19 AM GMT on March 26, 2017
A unique depiction on a rood screen. St. Bridget of Sweden, Horsham St. Faith church, 13th century.

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1058. BaltimoreBrian
2:15 AM GMT on March 26, 2017
A crafty medieval lion in stained glass at Guestwick church, Norfolk

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1057. BaltimoreBrian
2:13 AM GMT on March 26, 2017
Guestwick, Norfolk. A mass of re-set medieval glass that confuses and puzzles the eye. How many left hands did they originally have?

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1056. BaltimoreBrian
2:11 AM GMT on March 26, 2017
After five centuries, still a thing of beauty. Fragments of medieval saints and angels still glow in the sunlight... Guestwick church, Norfolk.

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1055. BaltimoreBrian
2:09 AM GMT on March 26, 2017
The strange and subtle ambiguity of re-set medieval glass. St. Katherine or St. Margaret? Or bits of both? You decide... from Guestwick Church, Norfolk.

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1054. BaltimoreBrian
2:05 AM GMT on March 26, 2017
Cat's head rock art at the Cheesewring Rock, Rusthall Common, Kent. 9th/10th century AD

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1053. BaltimoreBrian
2:03 AM GMT on March 26, 2017
Chancel wall paintings Kempley Gloucestershire c.1130 AD

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1052. BaltimoreBrian
2:00 AM GMT on March 26, 2017
The doctors of the church - and chums: south side dado. Houghton St. Giles, Norfolk, 15th century.

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1051. BaltimoreBrian
1:58 AM GMT on March 26, 2017
A right pair of bishops: North side dado. Houghton St. Giles, Norfolk. 15th century

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1050. BaltimoreBrian
1:56 AM GMT on March 26, 2017
The face of the Virgin. Features literally chiseled from the surface. Houghton St Giles, Norfolk. 15th century, defaced during King Henry VIII's dissolution of the monasteries, 1538 - 1539 AD.

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1049. BaltimoreBrian
1:54 AM GMT on March 26, 2017
The images of the children suffered less - but still suffered. St. Anne teaching the Virgin to read: Houghton St. Giles, Norfolk. 15th century. Defaced during the dissolution of the monasteries by King Henry VIII in 1538 - 1539 AD.

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1048. BaltimoreBrian
1:51 AM GMT on March 26, 2017
What sets the screen at Houghton St. Giles apart from the average is the background detailing. Simply stunning. Houghton St Giles, 15th century.

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1047. BaltimoreBrian
1:50 AM GMT on March 26, 2017
A bowl made of jarrah wood, from Western Australia, an amazing 12,000 years old!

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1046. BaltimoreBrian
1:47 AM GMT on March 26, 2017
Locking the demons away, from the Winchester Psalter, c. 1200 AD.

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1045. BaltimoreBrian
1:45 AM GMT on March 26, 2017
15th century pew-end at Stokesby, St. Andrews church, East Norfolk. No idea what this creature is, but I like it.

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1044. BaltimoreBrian
1:44 AM GMT on March 26, 2017
Medieval graffiti from the Hellfire Caves, West Wycombe, Buckinghamshire



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1043. BaltimoreBrian
1:41 AM GMT on March 26, 2017
14th century graffiti of an archer, Church of Saints Mary and Andrew, Whittlesford, Cambridgeshire. Apparently, images of common folk quite rare.

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1042. BaltimoreBrian
1:39 AM GMT on March 26, 2017
An enthroned Saint Olaf, in an altar cabinet, Dadesjö Church, Sweden, 13th century.

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1041. BaltimoreBrian
1:37 AM GMT on March 26, 2017
Strange beasts, or just Normal for Norfolk? Carved 15h century pew ends at Gateley church, Norfolk:



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1040. BaltimoreBrian
1:33 AM GMT on March 26, 2017
Graffiti on the tomb of Henry Eastry (1239 - 1331 AD), Christ Church of Canterbury.



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1039. BaltimoreBrian
1:29 AM GMT on March 26, 2017
This 12th century gaming piece, used to play 'Tables', is just 6 cm across and depicts a scene from the Late Antique legend of Apollonius of Tyre. I don't know what the game of 'Tables' is.



detail of above:

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1038. BaltimoreBrian
1:27 AM GMT on March 26, 2017
Floor tiles from the reign of King Henry VII (1485 - 1509 AD)



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1037. BaltimoreBrian
1:25 AM GMT on March 26, 2017
Medieval tomb in Chester Cathedral, 13th century AD.

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1036. BaltimoreBrian
1:23 AM GMT on March 26, 2017
Cute little demon graffiti from Norfolk Cathedral, 15th century.

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