Archive for the tag 'Mappa Mundi'

Synopsis (from book cover):
The Hereford mappa mundi is the largest an most elaborate world map surviving from before teh fifteenth century.  Designed at Lincoln by one Richard of Holdingham, it was made for Hereford in about 1300 and Hereford has been its home ever since.
There has been much speculation as to the identity of the [...]

10 Comments CherryPie on Jan 9th 2014

…a medieval view of the world
Synopsis (from book cover):
How was it possible for such a large and fragile artifact to have survived intact from the Middle Ages to the present day?  The Hereford Mappa Mundi, moved in April 1996 from the Cathedral Crypt to a purpose built museum, is an unique document.  It provides us [...]

11 Comments CherryPie on Jan 2nd 2014

It is my turn at Vision & Verb my post is about the fascinating medieval map that is housed at Hereford Cathedral.

Comments Off CherryPie on Nov 21st 2013

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Busy Again

The past couple of weeks have been a bit hectic.  I was due to visit Oxford for a few days at the beginning of November with my family (to celebrate my birthday) but unfortunately the day before we were due to go my Mum slipped on the stairs and broke her leg in three places. [...]

10 Comments CherryPie on Nov 12th 2013