Category: Medieval

William Malet

William Malet was a notable figure in 11th-century Norman England, holding significant positions within the Norman forces that occupied England after the 1066 conquest.

Archbishop Lanfranc

Archbishop Lanfranc was a prominent figure in the 11th century, renowned for his role as a scholar, teacher, and ecclesiastical statesman.

The growth of Christianity 50AD – 1100AD

We look at the development of Christianity from 50AD to 1100AD in both the broader European context and also for the people of Brigantia.

Carperby Market Cross, Wensleydale

The Carperby Market Cross is a historic monument located in the village of Carperby, Wensleydale, England.

Cobscar Smelting Mill Chimney, Redmire, Wensleydale

The tall chimney on the moor near Redmire is connected to the Cobscar Smelting Mill, which was part of the lead mining industry that once thrived in the area. The chimney served a crucial role in the smelting process by exhausting poisonous lead gases away from the mill.

Agricultural practices through time

Prehistoric Yorkshire is a landscape rich with history, revealed through various archaeological finds that offer a glimpse into the ancient past. The oldest evidence of human activity in this region dates back to around 125,000 years ago, but it is the later periods, particularly the Iron Age, that have yielded significant discoveries related to ploughing and farming.

St Martin’s Priory Richmond

St Martin’s Priory in Richmond, North Yorkshire, was a beacon of religious devotion and community life in medieval England. Founded around 1100, it was established as a cell of St. Mary’s Abbey in York, with the initial settlement consisting of nine or ten monks.

Richmond, North Yorkshire

Richmond, a market town in North Yorkshire, England, boasts a rich history that dates back to the Norman Conquest of England. Founded in 1071 by Alan Rufus, a Breton nobleman, on lands granted by William the Conqueror, Richmond originally bore the name Hindrelag.

The walled gardens of Brigantia

This report introduces walled gardens and the concept that they are an attempt to create a paradise on earth, in accordance with a long history of religious and spiritual thought that played a significant role in shaping our relationship with nature, and the design of high status estates.

St John the Baptist Church Kirby Wiske

St John the Baptist Church in Kirby Wiske, North Yorkshire, is a historical edifice with roots stretching back to the 12th century. This Grade II* listed parish church, as recognized by Historic England, showcases architectural additions from the 14th and 15th centuries, reflecting the evolving styles and ecclesiastical needs of the period.

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