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We All Want to Live in a Castle!

Or at least go to school in one! Don’t we? The castle at Sille-le-Guillaume, just a half-hour on the train from Le Mans in North West France, was used as the town’s school right up to 1971. A purpose built … Continue reading

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John Gower, now there was a fine 14th Century poet

I had to make a trip to London on Monday, to London Bridge. On the Southern bank of the river, by the bridge, sits Southwark Cathedral. On the North side of the building there is this wonderful tomb which celebrates … Continue reading

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Re-Setting Narrative Expectations

The Twenty-first century’s expectations of narrative are markedly different to those of the Fourteenth. In Chaucer’s time a tale was expected to have some sort of moral message which would often be linked to the older tales of the Bible’s … Continue reading

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