Tag: York Minster

York as Muse

Here’s a link to a guest post I wrote for the blog, Raven-Haired Girl. I reused a title from a talk I gave at York St. John University six years ago, but that’s where the similarity ends. I had fun with it! http://ravenhairedgirl.com/2015/11/22/guest-post-candace-robb-author-of-owen-archer-mystery-series/ I…

On the Reburial of King Richard III

On the weekend, a friend gently teased me about caring where King Richard III is reburied. He said Richard was past caring. Pragmatism. Yes, of course it’s true that Richard is beyond caring. But I’m able to do what I do, bringing the late…

Guilliaume de Machaut and Hildegard of Bingen–exquisite performances

One of my morning rituals is to check out Myth and Moor, Terri Windling’s beautiful, inspiration, lively blog. On Mondays she shares music videos, and this week’s were a treat for early music lovers. And one of the performances is in York Minster! http://windling.typepad.com/blog/2014/04/music.html…

English Cathedrals and Monasteries–A New DVD-ROM

I have just received the new DVD-ROM published by the Centre for the Study of Christianity and Culture, English Cathedrals and Monasteries. For several hours I’ve been happily exploring case studies of individual abbeys and monasteries (including Barking Abbey, featured in both The King’s…

Richard III's Bones–To Be Buried In York Minster At Last?

According to the BBC:”Distant relatives of Richard III have been granted permission for a judicial review of the decision to rebury the king’s remains in Leicester. The Plantagenet Alliance launched a legal challenge to the decision made by the Ministry of Justice in May….