- For those in the UK, the drama 1066 is running on Channel 4 tonight. h/t Stuart Lee via AnSaxNet.
- Got Medieval has a report on the video game Dante's Inferno, and a t-shirt of medieval bear folklore.
- Speaking of bears, Japes for Owre Tymes has a post on the bear's son tale in Family Circus.
- Heavenfield reminds us of the 2009 Jarrow lecture, “Rex Doctissimus: Bede and King Aldfrith of Northumbria," 7PM Friday night.
- Heroic Dreams has medieval castles of Japan, and a post on the similarity between the legends of Tametomo and Beowulf.
- Mulberger has a post on 1976 Robin and Marian as the middle-aged Middle Ages.
- Jennifer Lynn Jordan has a review of Angels & Demons. We offer her both our thanks and our condolances.
- In answer to my prayers, Peter Dinklage has been cast in Game of Thrones! h/t PoliSciFi (I wonder if he'll change it to PolySyFy?)
- Quid Plura discusses Margaret Gelling's obituary as an argument for studying Old English.
- Dr. Virago discusses teaching Chaucer, by which she means teaching students about Chaucer, not having Chaucer as a student.
- The medieval history term of the week is gambeson.
- Wraetlic has a report on K'zoo and a response to some of the discussions.
- Magistra et Mater has a post on how common gay monks were or were not.
Monday, May 18, 2009
Morning Medieval Miscellany
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