Monday, 25 February 2013

Seminar in Historical Methods and Medieval Heroes

How have methods of understanding the universe changed since medieval times? This seminar looks at physics, mathematics, philosophy and the medieval conception of these matters. It also talks about the hero in medieval literature.

Monday, 4 February 2013

Heathens and Horses

The recent horse meat scandal involving tescos burgers has got people wondering why the English don't eat horses anyway. I covered this subject in my recent dissertation. The answer is to do with paganism. The Catholic church realised that eating horse meat was connected to pagan rites in the North of Europe, rites associated with gods like Odin, Thor and Freyr, so they banned it.




Friday, 1 February 2013

Viking Legacy of The Lake District



Viking linguistic legacy on Cumbria and the Lake district