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4 08, 2017

Christian nuns – Medieval Europe

By |2018-04-24T09:15:23-07:00August 4th, 2017|Medieval, Religion|0 Comments

Egyptian caves where early monks and nuns lived The first Christian nuns, like the first Christian monks, lived in Africa - they lived alone in the desert in Egypt in the 300s and 400s AD, where they could be alone to pray all day. Like the men, they probably got the idea from earlier Buddhist nuns in India (many traders went back and forth [...]

31 07, 2017

Westminster Abbey – London

By |2017-07-31T10:53:24-07:00July 31st, 2017|Architecture, Medieval|0 Comments

Westminster Abbey western facade (front) Westminster Abbey is a large church in the Gothic style in London, England. Edward the Confessor built an abbey here in 1050 AD, in the Romanesque style. (An abbey is a place for monks or nuns to live and pray) William the Conqueror was crowned in the Abbey. And since his time all English kings and queens have also been crowned [...]

29 07, 2017

Caen – Abbaye aux Dames

By |2019-01-16T11:28:12-07:00July 29th, 2017|Architecture, Medieval|0 Comments

Caen - Abbaye aux Dames What is the Abbaye aux Dames? Matilda of Flanders ordered her architects to build this Christian church about 1050 AD in her capital at Caen. (Find out why.) The Abbaye aux Dames is a great example of the Romanesque style of medieval European architecture. Who's Matilda of Flanders? What's the Romanesque style? All our medieval [...]