Better than I could have said it

It was online sites like Slate that made me think this whole blogging thing wouldn’t be very hard to keep up with and would, indeed, bring me a cultlike following. And then they go publishing an article like Historical Fiction: How do medieval-themed restaurants get it wrong? Just the sort of thing I would have liked to have written if I actually had the attention span for blogging.

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  • My medieval masters has renaissance bits…

    Great article and I firmly support their point but you missed a pedantic moment:

    Feasters at the enthronement party for England’s Archbishop of Neville in 1465

    Speaking as an English Medieval postgrad we’ve only ever had two Archbishops, Canterbury and York, and there is no episcopal see called Neville. There was a powerful family called the Nevilles of whom George Neville was Archbishop of York but no Archbishop of Neville.

    Part of me dislikes being so pedantic but then again this whole article is about correction of medieval errors so spotting misleading typos seems fair.

  • Catanea

    I am sure that is the Archbishop who was meant – York. And I’m pretty sure (without looking it up [CBATG] that that was the feast at which 400 swans were also served. What a pity the Slate article didn’t mention them. Does anyone know where swan can be legally eaten (or purchased to cook) today? It is one of our ambitions.

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