Celtic Christianity was profoundly aware of God’s presence in nature. A distinct strand in Christianity, Celtic spirituality developed in a society appreciative of cultural inspiration from the Mediterranean world, but determined to cling onto what was good in its Druid heritage. From Christianity it drew the story of Christ; from Druidry it inherited a love […]
Richard III v. Henry VII: Who Really Had More to Gain from Murder?
Legend says that Richard III murdered the two princes in the tower, but he wasn’t the only ambitious man with a motive.
Hildegard of Bingen: Visionary, Healer, Writer and Composer
Hildegard of Bingen – a visionary, writer, healer and composer – wrote about her life and visions, an unusual feat for a medieval woman.
Christina of Markyate: A Medieval Woman Who Refused Marriage
What options did unmarried medieval women have? Some stayed at home or entered convents while others, like Christina of Markyate, became anchorites.
During The Burning Times, Both Women and Cats Were Persecuted
Cats possess an aura of mystery. People in Europe believed that witches had familiars. What better animal to choose than cats to play the role? And, what better animal to persecute along with witches?