Monthly Archives: March 2015

The great Marian mystic: Venerable Sor Maria de Jesus de Agreda

Maria Coronel y Arana was born in Agreda, Soria, in 1602. She died there, having never once left the area, in 1665. She was born into a comfortable family with a very strong religious grounding . From her earliest years, … Continue reading

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Lope de Vega, sin and religion: the neglected talent of Sor Marcela de San Felix

As is often the case with talented women, particularly in Spain, society seeks to downplay or erase their roles in history. Female rulers aside, the woman in the home, the field, the convent, the theater, and a myriad other places … Continue reading

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The Medieval Alphabet

The Medieval Alphabet.

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David Rizzio’s Murder in 1566

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The Prebendaries Plot of 1543

Highly recommended blog  Supremacy and Survival: The English Reformation

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Gaudiosa of Asturias, the warrior Queen.

The wife of Don Pelayo helped in the beginning of the Reconquista Continue reading

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USA 2015 Music

Originally posted on St Paul's Cathedral Choir:
We are delighted to announce our music programmes for the USA Tour, as introduced in a video by Andrew Carwood, Director of Music. This varied and exciting programme showcases the breadth of choral music to have been…

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