Galba A. xiv: the Cinderella of medieval prayerbooks

I research medieval prayerbooks.  When I say that, it conjures up an image of a gorgeous, multicoloured, exquisitely-decorated Book of Hours.  Like this one: Unfortunately, they’re not all like that.  Some of them look more like this: That is London, British Library Cotton Galba A. xiv, an eleventh-century English manuscript which, for convenience’s sake, I…

Anglo-Saxon detox diets

It’s April already: how has over a quarter of the year already passed?  One of my New Year’s resolutions was to write at least two blogposts a month, which I have managed to keep so far.  It’s probably easier than embarking on some kind of unforgiving health regime, like one of those detox diets which…