Medieval congress to meet in city

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More than 2,000 of the world’s most knowledgeable medievalists will descend on the city next week.

July marks the 22nd annual International Medieval Congress when 2,400 delegates will gather at Leeds University for what is Europe’s largest annual gathering in humanities – with papers covering all aspects and time periods of the study of the European Middle Ages.

With various celebrations around the country this year to mark the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta and TV’s Game of Thrones as popular as ever, the interest in medieval history and the study of the European Middles Ages continues to grow.

People can join events both on and off the university campus including historical crafts such as mail armour production, long bows, dyeing and surgical instruments.

Justine Oldham.

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