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An Interdisciplinary Approach to the Origins of Warrior Saints and the Early Medieval Conversion to Christianity.

Lorna Webb The advent of the conversion to Christianity throughout the peoples of Britain in the early medieval period using an interdisciplinary approach can give glimpses of how culturally invisible factors can be attributed to accepted changes within society, using both archaeological evidence as well as written evidence. Through this approach, using written evidence canContinue reading “An Interdisciplinary Approach to the Origins of Warrior Saints and the Early Medieval Conversion to Christianity.”

‘Blessed Martyr Thomas, restore my son to me’: Children and Families in the Miracles of St Thomas Becket

Lydia McCutcheon On the 7 July 1220 the body of Archbishop Thomas Becket was translated in Canterbury Cathedral from the depths of the crypt into the newly constructed Trinity Chapel. The chapel’s glazing programme created an illuminated, technicolour display of the miraculous accounts of Saint Thomas’ power and presence from beyond the grave. The inspirationContinue reading “‘Blessed Martyr Thomas, restore my son to me’: Children and Families in the Miracles of St Thomas Becket”

Eastern saint, local saint: the cult of St Lazarus in the West

Alex Good In 1146 the bones of Saint Lazarus were moved a short distance from the cathedral of Saint-Nazaire in Autun to the new church of Saint Lazare, destined to be that city’s new cathedral. They were to be housed in a reconstruction of the church of Bethany in Palestine, itself built over the tomb from which LazarusContinue reading “Eastern saint, local saint: the cult of St Lazarus in the West”

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