The Schism of 1054

Due to the reading I have been doing recently I wanted to write something about the schism of the church in 1054. The schism has been widely written about over the past several decades, but I find it still interesting to research. First, some basic facts about the period. In 1054 there were several major … More The Schism of 1054

A Guide to Norman Art and Architecture in Southern Italy and Sicily

Once again, I am doing a runner back to my roots. When I graduated from University, I had done more work on art history and the Normans that there were modules available, I swear – probably because that it what my dissertation was about, but regardless, Norman art and architecture, the peak of the Romanesque, … More A Guide to Norman Art and Architecture in Southern Italy and Sicily

William the Conqueror’s England and its relations with the Papacy

In this blog update I am going to talk about William the Conqueror and his relation with the Papacy concerning the Post-Conquest English church. As everyone knows William the Conqueror invaded England in 1066 and defeated King Harold at the Battle of Hastings leaving the kingdom under Norman rule. This famous period in English history … More William the Conqueror’s England and its relations with the Papacy

The Real King Harold

King Harold II, or Harold Godwineson is one of the best known monarchs in British History, mainly because of the infamous events surrounding his succession to the throne, the near constant warfare that plagued his short reign, and his ignominious death on the field of Hastings as the last of the Saxon kings who had … More The Real King Harold