They say a picture says 1000 words so I am hoping these might scrape a few hundred together at least, since I have no time to write an article. I am currently busy writing  an audiobook that was originally about the Black Death (1348-49) but has now expanded to incorporate the affects of the Bruce invasion and the 1315-18 famine aswell.

Mont St Michel is probably the most impressive medieval site I have ever seen and without doubt the most expensive. A mixture between the set of “Lord of the Rings” and “The Name of the Rose” it is awe inspiring. Situated in Northern France the monastery was built on a rocky outcrop in a bay in Normandy and was fortified during the 100 years war giving it a militaristic appearance at times. Its architecture is incredible particularly the cathedral supported on the summit. On a visit there last summer I took these pictures.

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