Bolton Abbey, North Yorkshire
After the dissolution of the monastries in 1539 the nave of the Priory was allowed to continue as a parish church and is still in use today as the parish church of St.Mary and St.Cuthbert. All the other priory buildings were stripped of their lead roofs, leaving the stone work exposed to the elements. Over time the stone structures weakened and began to fall down. Rather than leaving good stone to go to waste is was pillaged and today can be found in buildings up and down the Wharfe valley.
Marie de Bourgogne,Duchesse de Bourgogne (1457-1452),daughter of Charles the Bold,Duke of Burgundy from the House of Valois-Burgundy and Isabella de Bourbon
The Art of the Book in the Middle Ages | Essay | The Metropolitan Museum of Art | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History
The most lavish medieval books were bound in covers set with enamels, jewels, and ivory carvings.
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5 More (Bloody and Gruesome!) Medieval Stories that Would Make Great TV Series - Medievalists.net
PK called me up last week and we talked about what we thought would make cool medieval-themed TV shows. Naturally, we had different ideas. I liked PK’s picks, but felt that there were other shows that should get to see the light of day so I decided to come up with my 5 contenders.