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Maldon’s medieval leper hospital

The St Giles ruins are Maldon’s only ancient scheduled monument. While in popular imagination medieval leper hospitals are thought of as places of exclusion, the truth is more complex and the community at St Giles was embedded in networks that stretched from the town centre out into the surrounding countryside.

A northern saint-king in Gloucester

In 909 the bones of Oswald of Northumbria were brought to Gloucester from Bardney in Lincolnshire by Æthelred and Æthelflæd, rulers of Mercia. In time the minster they had founded in Gloucester came to be named after this northern king. Find out why a northern king was an attractive patron to Merican rulers and how the northern connection was later reactivated by the Archbishops of York.

Heaven is a place on Earth

This place fulfilled the promise of its name in 634 when Oswald of Northumbria won his famous victory over Cadwallon.

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Lawn Road Flats / Isokon

This viewpoint will explain how the structure’s inclusion in an ugly buildings competition brought to a head a larger “crisis of the English avant-garde,” to the lament of one prominent architectural critic.