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Walter Scott’s Rebecca: Medieval Maiden or Enlightenment Enigma?

by Dr Rebecca Rist The writer Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832) is perhaps best known today for his romantic medieval novel Ivanhoe, which was published in 1819. As an antiquarian and literary genius Scott loved the medieval world, yet he was … Continue reading

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Popes & Jews, and Otherworlds: Two new Medieval Monographs

Yesterday, Thursday 17th March 2016, the Department of History and the Graduate Centre for Medieval Studies (GCMS) held a book launch for two new medieval monographs from Oxford University Press (OUP).  Thanks to their authors, Dr Rebecca Rist and Dr … Continue reading

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Bergen-Belsen visit

By Josef Rees Seventy years ago this April, British troops liberated Bergen-Belsen concentration camp. As an ambassador for the Holocaust Educational Trust (HET) through my participation in the Learning from Auschwitz project whilst at school, I was invited to visit … Continue reading

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