Thursday, June 29, 2017

What's modern about Medieval hermits?

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This week: A Chilean disaster reverberates around the world, Uganda's Buganda problem and award-winning history. For more, subscribe here.


Fire and Faith

Late in 1863, a wayward lamp propelled an old church in Santiago into world news. Coverage of the disaster revealed religious divisions among the press.


Uganda: A Country of Kingdoms

Ugandans have a history defined by the nation's geography and a shared, if not equal, experience of colonisation.


Longman-History Today Awards 2017

David Olusoga was heralded for his major contribution to public history, while Levi Roach won the book prize for his study of Æthelred the Unready. 


Ready to Rule

Award winner Levi Roach's feature on Æthelred the Unready is free to read online for a limited time. 


The Friendly Recluse

Medieval hermits were the agony aunts of their day, often flying in the face of the recommendations of religious authorities.

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