This blog is about museum things that have caught our attention from events and exhibitions to new discoveries in the collections.
So Very Superstitious
Posted on: 13th February 2015 By: Adam Ditchburn
Are you superstitious? Today is Friday 13th, the first of three in 2015. This date has been associated with superstition and spookiness for decades. In 2012 we ran a project called ‘So Very Superstitious’. It was all about local people, and visitors...
The St Albans Psalter
Posted on: 29th January 2015 By: Elizabeth Adey
The St Albans Psalter was produced in St Albans Abbey between 1123 and 1143. It is thought to have been given to Christina of Markyate by Geoffrey de Gorham, the Abbot of St Albans from 1119 to 1146. A beautiful facsimile is ...
A Leper Hospital in St Albans
Posted on: 19th January 2015 By: Elizabeth Adey
The image above is from a 14th century manuscript and shows a bishop instructing clergy suffering from leprosy. Medieval depictions of leprosy commonly showed the victim to have red spots. The manuscript is now held by the British Library.Medieval England had over...