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The Discovery of a Dead Body

E. M. Rose

in The Murder of William of Norwich: The Origins of the Blood Libel in Medieval Europe

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780190219628
eISBN:
9780190219659
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190219628.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Medieval History, History of Religion

This chapter examines the circumstances surrounding the discovery of the body of William of Norwich, an apprentice leatherworker, found hanging from under a tree in Thorpe Wood outside Norwich. It ... More


Gloucester

E. M. Rose

in The Murder of William of Norwich: The Origins of the Blood Libel in Medieval Europe

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780190219628
eISBN:
9780190219659
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190219628.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Medieval History, History of Religion

This chapter examines the alleged ritual murder of Harold of Gloucester, 1168, and the display of his body in St Peter’s Abbey (now Gloucester Cathedral). This accusation helped to convince ... More


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