Medieval Banquet of William the Conqueror

Diet History: Medieval Feasts

In more ways than one, medieval banquets looked very different from our modern feasts. Continue reading Diet History: Medieval Feasts

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Poetry Spotlight: “The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrún,” by J.R.R. Tolkien

J.R.R. Tolkien is famously remembered as the creator of Middle Earth and the Lord of the Rings universe, but he was also an Oxford professor and scholar of Old English and Old Norse. It’s this latter language that inspired one of his lesser-known, posthumous works, The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrún. Continue reading Poetry Spotlight: “The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrún,” by J.R.R. Tolkien