“The manuscript collections of the antiquary, Huntingdonshire landowner and administrator, Sir Robert Cotton (1571-1631) contain many maps, charts and plans. Cotton’s collecting was driven by a blend of patriotism and a passion for antiquity. The latter accounts for the presence of one of the earliest detailed European world […]
“ManuscriptsSigeric’s journey back from Rome after receiving his pallium (either AD989 or AD990) is recorded in a manuscript… in the British Library. The manuscript forms part of the Cotton collection: Tiberius B.v., folios 34 and 35.”
The document is from the International Francigena site (a German organisation I think – hence the cycle route being in German and English?) http://www.francigena-international.org . But is it the original handwritten script of Segeric? At the very bottom of the document it states that this is from the […]
Adventus archiespiscopi nostri Sigeric ad Romam : primitus ad limitem beati Petri apostoli : deinde ad Sanctam Mariarn scolarn Anglorum: ad Sanctum Laurentium in craticula : ad Sanctum Valentinum in ponte Molui : ad Sanctam Agnes : ad Sanctum Laurentium foris murum : ad Sanctum Sebastianum : ad […]
“Usually the pilgrims were men, but women could undertake the trip as well. The person had to pay his debts, prepare a will, receive from his local priest his pilgrim costume, ask forgiveness of anyone whom he might have offended and finally to say goodbye to everyone before […]
A good, clear picture of the route from Cantebury to Rome and confirmation, if it is needed that “The roads that Sigeric followed became known as the Via Francigena (the road to France) or “Via Romea” (the road to Rome)”. Hence the name of the blog.http://www.san-quirico.com/francigena_eng.htm
Here is a picture of the serious monk himself – at Glastonbury Abbey in Somerset complete with plaque….
I speak fluent French – I teach it. 700 days should allow me to bring my Italian up to a very good standard. Another incentive. There is a course at the University of Reading that I shall sign up for today… For the bit across German-speaking Switzerland, I […]
Two people who have completed the pilgrimage twice – first on horseback then on bike – have produced a very detailed blog and two guidebooks. The blog is at http://www.pilgrimagepublications.blogspot.com and the guides can be purchased athttp://www.pilgrimagepublications.com/EUShop/PayPal/ppvfbooks.html . They seem t be cheaper at Amazon.co.uk…..