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Vikings, Emojis and Michaelmas: Medieval News Round-up

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This week's news from the medievalverse has Anders Winroth talking about his new book The Age of the Vikings, funding for Newport's medieval ship, and Buzzfeed talking another look at medieval images.

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Today (September 29th) is also Michaelmas, the Christian feast of St. Michael the Archangel. During the Middle Ages it was an important feastday.

Secret Passageways and Trebuchet Trick Shots: Medieval News Roundup

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This week's news for medievalists features the mystery of how books were being stolen from a medieval monastery's library, and the plans to build an Anglo-Saxon house.

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Finally, check out our Instagram page, where you can see some of the photos we have been taking, such as this fun picture from Southwark Cathedral:

Byzantium on Scotland, Hospital Food and the 1970s: Medieval News Roundup

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For our fellow medievalists, here are some of the news and interesting posts that we came across in the last week:

[View the story "Byzantium on Scotland, Hospital Food and the 1970s: Medieval News Roundup " on Storify] Finally, this image, created in 1512, shows the first mention of the phrase: "Throw out the baby with the bath water".


Found in Narrenbeschwörung (Appeal to Fools) by Thomas Murner.

Medieval Cures, Archaeological Finds, and The Quest: Medieval News Roundup

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Some of the interesting news about the Middle Ages that have come out in recent days:

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