Category Archives: Medieval

Celtic Monasticism and Benedictine Architecture on Iona

This month we were afforded the marvellous opportunity to visit the early Celtic Christian site of Iona Abbey on the west coast of Scotland. It was founded by St Columba who was a scion of the ruling Uĺ Néill family … Continue reading

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The Borders Textile Towerhouse

A recent visit to Hawick in the Scottish Borders was an opportunity to visit the oldest building in this charming county town of Roxburghshire. The Black Tower as it once known was built by James Douglas of Drumlanrig in the … Continue reading

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Reconstructing St Mary’s Vicarage at the time of Leicester’s “Riot” in 1524

Last year (2016) the DBHG undertook a large digital reconstruction of the Newarke area of Leicester, looking at its development since the Late Medieval period. This extensive animated reconstruction is now on show in De Montfort University’s Heritage Centre  which … Continue reading

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The 14th Century Master Mason John Lewyn and the Durham Episcopal Throne

A recent visit to Durham was a welcome opportunity to re-examine its Cathedral, one of the finest early Norman buildings in England. Much has been written about its seminal place in the development of English medieval architecture but it was … Continue reading

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Eilean Donan Castle – Models and Projection Mapping

Visiting historic buildings rarely comes more spectacular (in a rugged grandeur kind of way) than a visit to Eilean Donan Castle This 13th century icon of Scottish medieval architecture sits on a tidal island in Loch Duich near the Isle … Continue reading

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All Saints Church at Harewood, West Yorkshire

All Saints Church at Harewood, West Yorkshire was a small family church in the grounds of Harewood House in West Yorkshire and is now only occasionally used and is looked after by The Churches Conservation Trust. In many ways it … Continue reading

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Touch Screens, Bling and the Word at Lichfield Cathedral

It was a delight to return to Lichfield Cathedral recently as a visitor to re-appreciate the wonderful architecture, sculpture and atmosphere of this ancient English cathedral. Helpfully the Dean and Chapter have provided touch screens in the building to assist … Continue reading

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Leicester’s Newarke – Through the Ages

The Newarke precinct in Leicester is where De Montfort University has its campus. Its history goes back to the Roman period where there is evidence of farm and other buildings, culverts, agriculture, burials and roads, in a low density settlement … Continue reading

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The Bosworth Experience – More Than Just a Battle

It’s refreshing after having been to two excellent battlefield centres in Scotland to visit another in Leicestershire which offers medieval architecture as well as armour. The Battle of Bosworth (22nd August 1485) was the last significant battle of the Wars … Continue reading

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VR Immersion in the Battle of Bannockburn

This is the second of two articles on Battlefield Heritage Centres. The Battle of Bannockburn (23-24 June 1314) was a significant Scottish victory by Robert the Bruce and his army against a much larger English force led by King Edward … Continue reading

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