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#WhanThatAprilleDay16: Celebrating Middle English Poetry

Today is #WhanThatAprilleDay16 which means that we are joining @LeVostreGC in celebrating medieval texts! Here’s an excerpt from Geoffrey’s announcement over at ‘In the Middle’: “On the first daye of Aprille, lat us make tyme to take joye yn alle … Continue reading

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What to do if a spider falls in the communion wine, and other top tips from John Mirk, Part I

In his manual for the clergy, Instructions for Parish Priests, John Mirk (fl. c.1382-1414) explains what to do if a spider, gnat, or fly falls in the communion wine: 3ef any flye, gnat, or coppe Doun in-to ├że chalys droppe, … Continue reading

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