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10 ghosts of buildings past.

Over the last few years there has been lots of blog posts about old signs preserved on modern buildings. This is a great post about such signs in New Jersey. Since then I’ve been...
What remains of Dublin in 1320 A.D.?

What remains of Dublin in 1320 A.D.?

Yesterday I released this podcast which was a walk through Dublin in the year 1320 A.D. In a follow up post I here I am taking a look around modern Dublin to see what...
Medieval Dublin; A Tale Of Two Cities

Medieval Dublin; A Tale Of Two Cities

By the late 13th century medieval Dublin had reached its zenith. Having benefited from over a century of trade, it was unquestionably the primary settlement in Ireland. While not the biggest walled town –...
5 Great fires of Medieval Dublin

5 Great fires of Medieval Dublin

Everyone has heard of the Great fire of London in 1666 when vast swathes of the city were engulfed in an inferno. Such fires were common in medieval cities which were largely constructed of...
Tales from the ‘Land of War’

Tales from the ‘Land of War’

Medieval life has fascinated those interested in history for generations. Our curiosity is stimulated by a macabre interest in the harshness of daily life – the casual murder rate was twenty times higher than...