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Hugh Broughton gets the OK for Clifford's Tower overhaul

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It was built on top of a tall earthen mound in the mid Thirteenth Century and was ruined by fire in 1684 and has stood roofless ever since. The mound ...
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Last week York councillors voted 11 to three in favour of the proposals, despite a petition against the scheme which attracted more than 2,000 signatures (Stop English Heritage Making Clifford’s Tower Look Like Disneyland!) Hugh Broughton Architects is working with conservation specialists Martin Ashley Architects on the job, which it landed following a competition in January 2015. The project, backed by English Heritage, aims to improve visitor facilities inside the ruined keep, which dates from the 13th century. A timber structure will be installed to partially cover the ruin and provide a viewing platform at roof level, while suspended metal walkways will give access to the first floor level. The new additions will rest on pad foundat...
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Sur les traces des sorcières béarnaises

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In the footsteps of the Bearnese witches
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Fin du XIVe siècle en Béarn. Les Palois ne se prennent pas encore la tête pour stationner près du stade du Hameau un jour de match de la Section.
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End of the 14th century in Béarn. The man do not yet take the head to park near the stadium of the hamlet a day game in the Section.
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Fin du XIVe siècle en Béarn. Les Palois ne se prennent pas encore la tête pour stationner près du stade du Hameau un jour de match de la Section. La fête d'Halloween n'est pas non plus célébrée comme hier, à Pau et ailleurs en Europe. En ce temps-là, sur les bords du gave, les conversations tournent plutôt autour du procès de la sorcière de Lucq. Accusée de pratiquer des sortilèges, la femme ne sera finalement pas reconnue coupable, mais remise en liberté sous caution. Un acte notarié du 24 juillet de l'an de grâce 1393 le raconte. Le document avait été rédigé au premier étage de l'abbaye de Lucq, en présence de Monseigneur Menaut de Castanhs et du moine sacristain frère Arnaud de Navailhs. C'est le plus ancien texte béarnais relatif aux...
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End of the 14th century in Béarn. The man do not yet take the head to park near the stadium of the hamlet a day game in the Section. The Halloween party is not celebrated as yesterday, Pau and elsewhere in Europe. At that time, on the banks of the river gave, the conversations are rather around Lucq witch trial. Accused of practicing spells, the woman will finally not be recognized guilty, but released on bail. A notarial act on 24 July of the year 1393 tells it. The document was drafted on the first floor of Lucq Abbey, in the presence of Monsignor mark of Castanhs and the monk Sexton brother Arnaud Navailhs. It is the oldest text Béarn at the...
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Klosterleben in Buch vorgestellt

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Monastery life in book
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Dieses älteste Kloster im Hochstift Paderborn wurde 836 gegründet und nach seinem Niedergang im 14. Jahrhundert Anfang des 15. Jahrhunderts ...
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This oldest monastery in the prince-bishopric of Paderborn was 836 founded and after its decline in the 14th century at the beginning of the 15th century...
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Büren-Wewelsburg. Etwa 15 Kilometer von Paderborn entfernt steht das ehemalige Kloster und heutige Gut Böddeken. Dieses älteste Kloster im Hochstift Paderborn wurde 836 gegründet und nach seinem Niedergang im 14. Jahrhundert Anfang des 15. Jahrhunderts neu gegründet. Es entwickelte sich zu einem der größten und einflussreichsten Konvente in Deutschland. Eben diese Gründerjahre thematisiert der Kleriker Johannes Probus in seiner Chronik "Chronica monasterii beati Meynulphi in Bodeke". Erst im 18. Jahrhundert wurde sie in verkürzter Form gedruckt. Etwa fünf Jahre hat nun der Historiker Heinrich Rüthing in die Überarbeitung der Klostergeschichte investiert. Dafür hat er sie zunächst abgeschrieben, dann aus dem Lateinischen übersetzt und sic...
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Büren Wewelsburg. About 15 kilometres from Paderborn away stands the former convent, today's good Böddeken. This oldest monastery in the bishopric of Paderborn was founded in 836 and after his downfall at the beginning of the 15th century newly founded in the 14th century. It became one of the largest and most influential convents in Germany. The cleric John Probus focuses on just those early years in his Chronicle "Chronica monasterii beati Meynulphi in Bodeke". Only in the 18th century, it was printed in abridged form. About five years the historian Heinrich Rüthing has invested in the revision of the history of the monastery. For this he has written off first she, then from Latin translated and sic...
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La vie locale au Moyen-Age

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Local life in the middle ages
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«Le Templier de Cordes» se déroule en 1348 pendant la peste bubonique qui fut l'épidémie la plus meurtrière en Europe au Moyen Âge. Guillaume ...
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"The Templar of strings" takes place in 1348 during the bubonic plague, which was the deadliest epidemic in Europe in the middle ages. Guillaume...
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Publié le 01/11/2016 à 03:47 Les lecteurs de la bibliothèque municipale de Lagarrigue ont lu et aimé le livre du romancier Castrais Guy Caillens : «Le Templier de Cordes» que l'on peut trouver dans toutes les bonnes librairies et même en édition de poche. Ils ont pensé proposer au centre communal d'action sociale de Lagarrigue (CCAS) d'organiser une conférence-débat sur ce livre passionnant et plus généralement sur l'ordre des Templiers très présent au Moyen Âge dans notre région. Elle a eu lieu vendredi à 15 h à la bibliothèque municipale de Lagarrigue, rue du Presbytère. A la retraite depuis quelques années, Guy Caillens, natif de Castres mais originaire du Roussillon par ses ascendants, est un passionné d'histoire. Il nous raconte la ...
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Published on 11/01/2016 to 03:47 readers of the public library of Lagarrigue have read and liked the book of Castres Guy Caillens novelist: "the Templar of strings' that can be found in all good bookstores and even in paperback. They have thought to offer at the communal centre for social action of Lagarrigue (CCAS) to organize a conference-debate on this exciting book and more generally on the order of the Templars very present in the middle ages in our region. She was held on Friday at 3 pm at the municipal library of Lagarrigue, street of the presbytery. Retirement for a few years, Guy Caillens, native of Castres but originally from Roussillon by his ancestors, is a history buff. He tells us about the...
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Altar schmückt wieder alte Dorfkirche

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Altar is decorated old village church
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Damit sind die Arbeiten in dem Gotteshaus, dessen Spuren bis in das 13. Jahrhundert zurückreichen, jedoch noch nicht abgeschlossen.
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Thus the work in the House of God, whose Spuren date back to the 13th century, but not yet completed.
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Roland Flachmann aus Dresden hat den Altar in der Langenreinsdorfer Kirche restauriert. Foto: Thomas Michel Ein Kleinod aus der Kirche Langenreinsdorf hat am Sonntag seinen Glanz zurückerhalten. Weitere Arbeiten in dem Gotteshaus folgen. Von Uwe Mühlhausenerschienen am 01.11.2016Langenreinsdorf. Für die rund 300 Glieder der Kirchgemeinde Langenreinsdorf ist das Wochenende ein ganz besonderes gewesen. In dem kleinen Gotteshaus des Ortes wurde am Sonntag nicht nur das Kirchweihfest gefeiert, sondern zugleich die Rückkehr des Flügelaltares. Diplom-Restaurator Roland Flachmann hat das Schnitzwerk aus dem Ende des 15. Jahrhunderts instand gesetzt. "Der Altar wurde unter anderem gereinigt, das Holz getränkt, die Vergoldungen wurden aufgearbeit...
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Roland hip flask from Dresden has restored the altar in the Church of Langenreinsdorfer. Photo: Thomas Michel a gem from the Church long purely village on Sunday its shine got back. Following further work in the Lord's House. By Uwe Mühlhausen he Rails at the 01.11.2016Langenreinsdorf. The approximately 300 members of the parish of Langen Reinsdorf, a very special has been the weekend. In the small church of the place, not only the Feast was celebrated on Sunday, but at the same time, the return of the wing altar. Diploma Restorer Roland has repaired hip flask a carving from the end of the 15th century. "The altar was among others cleaned, soaked the wood, the gilding were aufgearbeit...
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Italian PM Unveils Plans to Rebuild Quake-hit Region

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... close to the town of Norcia, where already skittish residents saw churches and the 14th century Basilica of St. Benedict heavily damaged Sunday.
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Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi unveiled plans Monday to rebuild large swaths of mountainous central Italy, ravaged by the region's worst earthquake since 1980. Among the key provisions is the promise to provide shipping containers for people to live in while permanent housing is constructed. Renzi spoke in Rome, as the scope of Sunday's 6.6 magnitude quake became evident, and as emergency workers scrambled to provide immediate aid to thousands of residents already traumatized by smaller temblors last week. The same region was hit 10 weeks ago by a deadly quake that killed hundreds in the small town of Amatrice. "We will rebuild everything," Renzi vowed, describing the culturally significant areas northeast of Rome as "territories of...
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Catholic church updates medieval 'guide to dying well' for 21st century

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Like the original 15th century work, The Art of Dying Well is intended to bring religious comfort and offer practical guidance to people in the final stage ...
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The Catholic church in England and Wales has brought the medieval manuscript Ars Moriendi – The Art of Dying – into the digital age, with a website aimed at helping terminally ill people and their loved ones deal with death. Like the original 15th century work, The Art of Dying Well is intended to bring religious comfort and offer practical guidance to people in the final stage of life. The modern-day version offers videos, animations and interviews with terminally ill people and their carers. Although the content is based in the Catholic tradition, the church says it is intended for anyone addressing end-of-life issues. It features real stories from dying people and their families, as well as interviews with palliative care experts. In ...
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Mysterious Voynich Manuscript reborn in facsimile edition

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Wilfred M. Voynich, a rare-book dealer based in London, purchased a cache of medieval manuscripts from the Jesuit order in 1912. The transaction ...
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Wilfred M. Voynich, a rare-book dealer based in London, purchased a cache of medieval manuscripts from the Jesuit order in 1912. The transaction was conducted in secret. Its details remain unclear.The books Voynich acquired came from a collection of 380 manuscripts, mostly 15th-century humanist and classical works, that the Jesuits had earmarked for sale to the Vatican Library. Voynich’s trove included several prized volumes that he sold for tidy sums to American institutions, such as the Morgan Library, the University of Chicago, Princeton University, and Yale University.There was one manuscript — a small volume bound in plain vellum — for which Voynich never found a buyer. Its 234 parchment pages are filled with an intricate and unread...
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Church briefs, Nov. 2

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13, guest speaker and writer Edith Cook will present “Life and the Church in the Middle Ages,” and on Nov. 20 Erich Frankland will lead the annual ...
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UU Casper EventsThe public is invited to attend the Unitarian Universalist Community of Casper services and other events at 1040 West 15th Street, just north of the CY Avenue Albertsons. UU Casper is a welcoming, doctrine-free church that fosters individual spiritual growth, ethical living and inclusive fellowship. UUs are people of many beliefs and backgrounds, but are aligned in the desire to make a difference for the good. Whoever you are, wherever you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here.Services are Sundays at 10:00 a.m. On Nov. 6, Rev. Leslie Kee will present “Nurturing Spiritual Growth,” which will explore how the acceptance of each other is a necessary condition for spiritual growth to happen. On Nov. 13, guest speaker and...
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Hansemarkt: Fünf Fakten zum Mittelalter-Fest!

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Hanse market: Five facts about the medieval festival!
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Wer an Dortmund denkt, der hat alles andere vor Augen, als Mittelalter oder Ritter und Gaukler. Ab Dienstag (1. November) ist das anders.
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Who thinks Dortmund has everything else in sight, as medieval or Knights and Jesters. This is different from Tuesday (November 1).
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Wer an Dortmund denkt, der hat alles andere vor Augen, als Mittelalter oder Ritter und Gaukler. Ab Dienstag (1. November) ist das anders. Der Hansemarkt steht an! Sieben Tage lang verwandeln sich dann Teile der Dortmunder Innenstadt in einen mittelalterlichen Markt. Bevor ihr hingeht, haben wir fünf Fakten über das Fest für euch. 1. Der Hansemarkt hat Tradition Dortmund und die Tradition: Da kommt einem wohl erst der BVB, dann das Bier und als drittes vielleicht der Stahl in den Sinn. An einen traditionsreichen Markt denken wohl nur die Wenigsten. Doch genau das ist der Hansemarkt: Er ist etwa Tausend Jahre alt und galt im Mittelalter als einer der größten Märkte im damaligen Reich – neben Mainz und Köln. 2. Aus Jahrmarkt ging Wochenmark...
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Who thinks Dortmund has everything else in sight, as medieval or Knights and Jesters. This is different from Tuesday (November 1). The Hanse market is on! Seven days for parts of the Dortmund city turn into a medieval market. Before you go, we have five facts about the Festival for you. 1. the Hanse market has tradition of Dortmund and the tradition: since the BVB, then the beer comes first and third maybe the steel in the sense. Probably very few think of a traditional market. But this is the Hanse market: it is about a thousand years old and was in the middle ages as one of the largest markets in the former Reich, Mainz and Cologne. 2. fair week mark was...
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