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The Plantagenets: The Warrior Kings and Queens Who Made England

I am really enjoying reading this book. The stories are told in an easy to read way, that makes you want to keep turning the pages. While not a comprehensive history, that often results in a very dry book, this book still gives a good feel for the time period.

 

 

 

Love and Poetry

http://blogs.bl.uk/digitisedmanuscripts/2017/06/the-language-of-love-and-poetry-and-history.html

This blog focuses on the Occitan literature of the 12th and 13th centuries and has some beautiful manuscripts to go with it. I love looking at manuscripts as the images tell us just as much as the words do about beliefs and values of the author and the audience. For example, the images that show God at the center reflect the spirituality of those creating and consuming the manuscript. The blog goes deeper into what the images mean and demonstrate about society, definitely worth a read.