My Pilgrims Need Wine

I’ll level with you. I decided to write this blog post because I thought of the title. But the reason I thought of the title is that wine is a real pilgrim priority. I’m talking here about practical concerns, rather than the allegorical and scriptural dimensions to wine which can also feature in this type … Continue reading My Pilgrims Need Wine

Publication: Writing the Jerusalem Pilgrimage in the Late Middle Ages

I'm very excited that my monograph, Writing the Jerusalem Pilgrimage in the Late Middle Ages has been published by DS Brewer. It's available in hard copy and as an ebook.  What do the bursar of Eton College, a canon of Mainz Cathedral, a young knight from near Cologne, and a Kentish nobleman's chaplain have in common? … Continue reading Publication: Writing the Jerusalem Pilgrimage in the Late Middle Ages

Whose Words? Blog for Pilgrim Libraries

I've recently written a post for the Birkbeck Pilgrim Libraries Network, which you can read over at their website. Here's an extract from the introduction: The co-opting, or re-presenting, of other pilgrimage or travel texts is an integral aspect of pilgrimage writing. This doesn’t mean that pilgrim writings are simply generic – in fact this essential … Continue reading Whose Words? Blog for Pilgrim Libraries