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Advent Calendar – Door 9: St. Marylebone Workhouse

John Philipps Emslie, St. Marylebone Workhouse Watercolour, The Wellcome Collection, London (CC BY) Another architectural interior, another quiet, deserted space – a corridor, with the door to the entrance hall on the right, in St. Marylebone Workhouse, London. But as … Continue reading

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Advent Calendar – Door 2: The gate of Bedlam

Statues of Raving and Melancholy Madness, crowning the gates at Bethlem Hospital Engravig by W. Sharp, after T. Stothard, 1783, Wellcome Collection London (CC BY) The engraving depicts the statues of Raving and Melancholy Madness which once crowned the main … Continue reading

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News from the Blogosphere

Now, the first piece of news (in case you have been wondering) is: I aten’t dead! One wouldn’t be amiss, however, to describe my current state as zombie-like, what with me working way too much and sleeping far too little in the past … Continue reading

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Sometimes progress is overrated…

As a medievalist I have a certain dislike for ‘museums of medieval art’ because, usually, what they display are just bits and parts of medieval altarpieces neatly sawn into pieces and hung on a wall to fit the anachronistic concept … Continue reading

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John Gower’s Tomb

As mentioned in my last post, only little remains of Winchester Palace in Southwark and you probably have to be a die-hard medievalist to include it in your list of things to see in London. But if you decide to … Continue reading

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A really great hall

As I’m writing this, the sky outside is lit by colourful explosions, in other words: I’m just spending a few days in London where people are already practising for tomorrow’s Bonfire Night. While the weather forecast had announced what may … Continue reading

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