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Toadbollock, Dustiberd and Lytillskyll: Historian on What Names Can Tell Us About Everyday Medieval Life

Catherine Clarke, University of Southampton Let me take you for a stroll down the high street of 12th-century Winchester – one of the great cities of medieval England – and … Continue Reading Toadbollock, Dustiberd and Lytillskyll: Historian on What Names Can Tell Us About Everyday Medieval Life

Columbus Believed He Would Find ‘Blemmyes’ and ‘Sciapods’ – Not People – in the New World

Peter C. Mancall, University of Southern California – Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences In 1492, when Christopher Columbus crossed the Atlantic Ocean in search of a fast route … Continue Reading Columbus Believed He Would Find ‘Blemmyes’ and ‘Sciapods’ – Not People – in the New World