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.

CHILE

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.

NATIONAL GALLERY

Uganda: A Country of Kingdoms

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

ANNUAL AWARDS

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. 

ANGLO-SAXON

Ready to Rule

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

MEDIEVAL

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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