Battle Castle features an extensive online world that continues to grow every day. This trans-medieval journey includes exclusive content, behind-the-scenes material, and plenty of opportunities to #gomedieval. Every Monday, we share awesome medieval moments we've found on the web - people who, like us, have been inspired to bring the Middle Ages into their daily lives. Here are this week's highlights:
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‘Knights’ rob Medieval Festival
It’s not often that you hear of knights committing robbery nowadays, but that’s just what happened early this morning in the French town of Bitche. This town near the German border is famous for its medieval festival, which is currently underway. According to The Telegraph, three or four individuals dressed in medieval attire struck one of the event organizers in the head with the handle of an axe and made off with 20,000 euros. What ever happened to knights’ honour?
Medieval Manuscript comes home to Wales
For the small price of £541,250, the National Library of Wales has purchased one of the oldest books written in Welsh. The Laws of Hywel Dda was written in the 14th century, and was bound as a small pocket book. It documents the laws set out by the 10th century Welsh ruler Hywel The Good, the country’s first uniform legal system. The Massachusetts Historical Society of Boston was the seller in the recent auction at Sotheby’s. It is believed that the book was brought to American by Welsh settlers in the 1700s. This is the first time the book will be displayed publicly in over 200 years.
The Jigsaw Puzzle Stained Glass
The stained glass of Winchester cathedral’s west window is unlike any stained glass windows you may be familiar with. The window is composed of glass fragments from different corners of the cathedral, dating back to 1330 and 1530, and assembled together in the late 1660s. The Telegraph reports that this cathedral also houses stained glass windows from nearby Salisbury cathedral recovered from a ditch in the 1920s.
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