Historian. Academic. Lover of archives, dead friars, old buildings and anything before 1700. Tweeting in personal capacity.

UCD, Ireland
Joined September 2015
25 Oct feast of: Ss Chrysanthus & Daria Ss Crispin & Crispinian (17thC French calendar, British Museum)
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Fragment of a wood-block print on linen. #Egypt, Mamluk period, 1200s-1300s. (The Cleveland Museum of Art)
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The Pre-Dissolution past depicted on mid/late 17th century #London tokens. 1. Blackfriars 2. Three Nun Alley 3. Greyfriar Inn. (British Museum)
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25 Oct 1613: Sir Edward Coke #lawyer & key legal mind of his generation and far beyond created Chief Justice of England #otd (Trinity College Cambridge)
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Portrait of a Young Woman, aged 17 at time of sitting. Workshop of Hans Holbein the Younger. Dated 1540-45. Attempts to identify her as Catherine Howard have not been definitive. Her clothes suggest high rank though. (Met Museum)
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A 15th century Asperges (used for sprinkling holy water), French, made of copper gilt, silver, amber, and enamel. (Met Museum)
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25 Oct 1572: Edmund Daniel #irish #Jesuit protomartyr executed at #Cork #otd He is held to be the first Jesuit executed on European soil. For more rich detail on the Jesuit missions in Ireland, see @VeraMoynes edition in two vols of Annual Letters published by @irishmanuscript
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25 Oct 1349: The body of St. Thomas Cantilupe of #Hereford is moved to a new shrine in the east end of the cathedral #otd in the presence of Edward III #otd (eebo/Mattana) @HFDCathedral
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Maria Sibylla Merian, Metamorphosis of a Small Emperor Moth on a Damson Plum, plate 13 of the Caterpillar Book, 1679 (The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles)
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The Healing of Tobit, c. 1625. By Bernardo Strozzi (The Cleveland Museum of Art)
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Portrait of M. Quatrehomme du Lys, By Charles Le Brun, 1657 (The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles)
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John McCafferty retweeted
A reminder of the word ‘forswunk’ (13th century): exhausted from too much work. To be ‘foreswunk’ is to be exhausted before you even begin.
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'Betwixt a subtile Priest & cursed Wife / I'm plagu'd for my transgression / The two great Follyes of my Life / Is Marriage & Confession.' c. 1681-1688 As we put in exam questions: 'discuss'. (British Museum)
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25 Oct 1529: Thomas More replaces Thomas Wolsey as Chancellor of England #otd
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25 Oct 1586: The trial of Mary Queen of #Scots is moved to #Westminster Palace from Fotheringhay #otd
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25 Oct 1671: Margaret Fell holds the first Swarthmoor Quaker Women's monthly meeting #otd (BM)
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25 Oct: feast of St John Houghton, the prior of #London charterhouse. Executed for refusal to take Supremacy Oath, May 1535.
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25 Oct feast of St Crispin and St Crispinian #otd Twin martyrs of the late 3rd century (British Museum)
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A mid 17thC view of Hildegard of Bingen Illustration to Thomas Fuller's "The Holy State" (Cambridge: John Williams, 1642), p. 40. (British Museum)
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