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The monks of St. Martin of Tours killed in their luxury


Below is a copy of “The monks of St. Martin of Tours killed in their luxury” from a French manuscript dated, c. 1451-1472. I’ve no idea what the story is behind this recorded event. There was a massacre of monks … Continue reading

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Image of St Martin of Tours, 1407


This image from a Book of Hours, dated 1407, shows St Martin of Tours. A Book of Hours was a devotional book popular in the Middle Ages. It was a kind of prayer book alongside which were rich illustrations from … Continue reading

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Ligueil ~ a story about its church, St Martin’s


Today, Sandra and I visited our nearby market town of Ligueil in the South Touraine. Our visit inspired me to write a little about its parish church. The first record of the town was in 775 when it was called … Continue reading

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