10 Things You Should Know about the Book of Kells

On November 5, 2015, I published the following post on Book Riot.

10 Things You Should Know about the Book of Kells

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Arguably the most famous artifact on display in Dublin is the Book of Kells at Trinity College. You simply can’t travel to the capital of Ireland without the Book of Kells being mentioned. And rightfully so. Together with the Gospels of Lindisfarne and the Book of Durrow, I would say that the Book of Kells is one of the greatest contributions to medieval art ever to come out of the British Isles.

Here are ten things you should know about the Book of Kells.

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In the words of my friend, the Australian, I shall return.

Why Are These Knights Battling Snails?

On August 28, 2015, I published the following post at Quirk Books.

Quirky Books in History: Why Are These Knights Battling Snails?

191i6h6497x81jpgMedieval manuscripts are known for their beautiful illumination, aka the imaginative and colorful illustration inside letters or in the margin. But have you ever taken a closer look at what these illustrations actually depict? There can be some bizarre-looking stuff happening in these pages. This ain’t your typical Renaissance Fair fair.

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