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Sally Kindberg visits St Albans

The thirteenth century chronicler, artist, map maker and Benedictine monk Matthew Paris was based at St Albans, one of the reasons I decided to visit again – I first came here a few years ago. I’m a big admirer of … Continue reading

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Thirteenth Century Illustrator Matthew Paris and the Polar bear connection

I love Matthew Paris – no, not the Tory MP, the St Albans based monk and writer of travel guides/illustrator/cartographer/opinionated observer of 13th century life. ┬áLast weekend whilst in Hertfordshire I visited the rambling and delightful 19th century home of … Continue reading

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