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23 08, 2017

Christian saints – History of Christianity

By |2017-08-23T10:21:12-07:00August 23rd, 2017|Religion, Romans|0 Comments

St. Francis of Assisi, painted by Giotto in the early 1300s AD From early on, Christians believed that some holy people, when they died, not only went to heaven but had the special attention of Jesus. These people had special powers themselves. So they could cure sicknesses and answer prayers of all kinds. Christians called these [...]

16 08, 2017

Challenges and disabilities in the ancient world

By |2019-05-13T08:57:23-07:00August 16th, 2017|Medieval, Romans, Science|0 Comments

(Bosch, the Ship of Fools) - medieval disabilities Were a lot of people disabled in the past? In the ancient and medieval worlds, many more people were physically and mentally challenged than there are in the United States, or practically anywhere, today. There were no operations to fix club feet, or cleft palates, [...]

15 08, 2017

Northern France with kids!

By |2019-06-12T13:59:55-07:00August 15th, 2017|Architecture, Medieval|0 Comments

Amiens labyrinth: Northern France with Kids Day One: Bayeux Tapestry In northern France, drive first from Paris to Bayeux to see the Bayeux Tapestry. There are good audioguides for both adults and kids. Going through all the panels of the tapestry is as interesting as reading comic strips! Norman conquest The Vikings Paris for Kids All [...]

2 08, 2017

Hundred Years’ War – Medieval Europe

By |2019-09-04T12:01:37-07:00August 2nd, 2017|History, Medieval|0 Comments

The place where the British burned Joan of Arc alive in Rouen during the Hundred Years' War The last Capetian king When the last French king in the direct Capetian line died in 1328 AD, the English king Edward III, who already held a large part of France, claimed the right to rule all of France. He [...]

2 08, 2017

Joan of Arc project – Hundred Years’ War

By |2017-08-02T17:14:22-07:00August 2nd, 2017|History, Medieval|0 Comments

Joan of Arc (painted about fifty years after she was killed) Joan of Arc and Henry V of England are the people most people remember best from the Hundred Years' War. Joan's life was so exciting! Imagine that you're Joan - a twelve year old girl, living quietly at home on a farm, and [...]

31 07, 2017

Inside Reims cathedral – Nave and Transept

By |2017-07-31T09:49:52-07:00July 31st, 2017|Architecture, Medieval|0 Comments

Elevation of the nave inside Reims cathedral One difference between Chartres cathedral and Reims cathedral was that at Reims they didn't build a deep gallery over the aisle. Instead, they just put in a shallow, fake gallery, that looked lighter. As at Chartres, this gallery is tiny compared to the big arches underneath. On the [...]