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Canterbury Tales meets criminal profiling

Behind a mask of cutting-edge, machine-learning technology, Faception continues the ancient and outdated practice of physical profiling (racial and otherwise).

October 8, 2016 · 2 Comments

A doctor, a miracle boy, and an exorcist (Medieval Avengers #6)

The final episode of Medieval Avengers features Panteleimon (Medical Martyr), Vitus (Miracle Child), and Cyriacus (Philanthropic Exorcist).

August 5, 2016 · 8 Comments

New blog: a medieval and modern bestiary

You might be interested in my new blog: Dēor-hord: a medieval and modern bestiary. This blog reimagines medieval animals. It’s the collaborative endeavour of a medievalist and an artist.

May 7, 2016 · Leave a comment

Soldier Saints (Medieval Avengers #5)

The Medieval Avengers posts continue, this time with two badass soldier saints, one of whom continues to be famous throughout the Christian world, the other whose veneration didn’t long outlast the Middle Ages.

May 5, 2016 · 1 Comment

Don’t lose your head (Medieval Avengers #4)

This episode of Medieval Avengers looks at two saints with atypical heads: Denis (Super Cephalophore) and Christopher (The Giant Dog-head).

March 1, 2016 · 3 Comments

Animal-Friendly Supersaints (Medieval Avengers #3)

A subgroup of the Medieval Avengers is the team of animal-friendly supersaints: Eustace (a huntsman who wouldn’t hunt), Giles (a.k.a. Deer Man), and Blaise (a first-aider with a pig sidekick).

January 22, 2016 · 5 Comments

Dung, demons, booze, and sex: Your favourite words in 2015

The most popular Old English Words of the Day for 2015…

December 30, 2015 · Leave a comment

Wonderwomen (Medieval Avengers #2)

The ‘wonderwomen’ of the Medieval Avengers are Margaret (a defeater of dragons), Catherine (a genius and badass), and Barbara (who will save you from lightning).

December 13, 2015 · 3 Comments

Who were the medieval Avengers? (Medieval Avengers #1)

A year and a half ago I wrote a post that explored how saints were the superheroes of the Middle Ages. This team of saints is the medieval equivalent of Marvel’s Avengers.

October 19, 2015 · 10 Comments

Changes to the blog and some hedgehogs

This is just a quick note to call attention to the updated ‘About’ section. Also, there will be a proper new post very soon. In the meantime, here’s an adorable video about medieval hedgehogs to enjoy.

October 18, 2015 · Leave a comment