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MDT Episode 04: The Violent Death of Bishop Walcher

Episode 4, which continues the story of the murder of Bishop Walcher of Durham foreseen in our previous episode, is now available. Sorry for the bit of a delay in posting — finals week strikes, and I’m up to my eyeballs in grading, alas. So ’tis the season for a tale of murder and massacre.

This episode’s selection is from:

Symeon of Durham. Libellus de exordio atque procursu istius, hoc est Dunhelmensis, ecclesie: Tract on the Origin and Progress of this the Church of Durham. Ed. and Trans. David Rollason. Oxford: OUP, 2000.

Odo on the Bayeux TapestryImage: Odo of Bayeux rallies the troops at the Battle of Hastings, as depicted on the Bayeux Tapestry. Wikimedia Commons.

1 Comment

  1. Julia

    I listened to this last one with my 14 yo son and we are both loving the riddles! It reminds us of Gollum and Bilbo’s face off. 😀 Again – I am very much enjoying hearing your explanation of the text and giving so much background to help us understand it.

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