Birds on a Spit - Detail from Bodleian MS 264, f. 170vThis episode, we start shifting into holiday mode with an anecdote about a bishop behaving badly at Battle Abbey.

This Episode’s Text:

  • The Chronicle of Battel Abbey from 1066 to 1176. Translated by Mark Antony Lower, John Russell Smith, 1851. (At Google Books)
  • Lanfranc. The Letters of Lanfranc, Archbishop of Canterbury. Edited and translated by Helen Clover and Margaret Gibson, Clarendon Press, 1979.


Image: detail of birds roasting on a spit from Bodleian MS MS 264 fol 170v.