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.@euanroger shows us part of why these records weren't available for ages—they're rolled up wads of scrolls that look half-fossilized
@euanroger Thomas Staundon appears to have employed Chaumpaigne as a servant; Chaumpaigne appears to have departed before the end of their contract to be a servant for Chaucer instead; all of this stuff under the Statute/Ordinance of Laborers. Oct 16, 1379.
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Why are so many medievalists in a tizzy today? New docs!

Context: Geoffrey Chaucer, aka “the Father of English Literature,” aka that dude who was definitely on your Brit lit survey course, may or may not have paid $$ to settle and hush a rape case. In 1380. 1/
What we have:
1. A court doc in which one Cecily Chaumpaigne releases him from the charge of “raptus.” (Rape…or abduction. Lotta ink spilled on that one.)
2. A more public and accessible court doc in which she releases him from stuff. Just…stuff. Unspecified. 2/
3. Records showing that his two buds paid her and then he paid those two pals the exact same amount.

That’s about it. We don’t have the original charge, just her releasing him from it. We’ve figured out a few things about Chaumpaigne, like she was almost certainly an adult. 3/
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Sigue el ciclo dedicado al movimiento #ArtsAndCrafts.

Veamos hoy más de las obras que hicieron el gran artista y diseñador Edward Coley #Burne_Jones, alma y semilla de la Hermandad #Prerrafaelita, con #Morris y sus artesanos del #ArtsAndCrafts.

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Esta primera obra maestra del movimiento #ArtsAndCrafts es el ejemplo del esfuerzo colaborativo de William #Morris y su círculo para mejorar los estándares de diseño y regresar a los principios de la producción medieval, con artistas creando objetos bellos y funcionales.

Este gabinete es uno de los varios en los que #Morris contó con la participación del gran artista #prerrafaelita Sir Edward #Burne_Jones, y es el mejor ejemplo de cómo el movimiento #ArtsAndCrafts intentó borrar la distinción entre las bellas artes y las artes aplicadas.

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#Hydronomastics is the study of #hydronyms, the proper names of bodies of water.

It's a branch of #toponomastics, the study of #toponyms (the proper names of places), which in turn is a branch of #onomastics, the study of #orthonyms (proper names).

French / Luxembourghish sign: The River Sauer in Martelan...
#Hydronym and #hydronomastics both derive from Ancient #Greek ὕδωρ / húdōr (water) + ὄνομα / ónoma (name). The Greek island of Skiatho...
#Hydronyms tend to outlast other #toponyms, even when new #languages and cultures displace earlier ones.

#England, #EastAnglia, #Essex, and #Sussex are named for the #Angles and #Saxons; but #Trent, #Ouse, #Thames, #Severn, and #Avon are older #Celtic and #RomanoBritish names. A map showing the main rive...
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