Medieval Minstrels and Their Music: A Brief Overview

Medieval carving of bagpipe player

What was a minstrel? What role did they have in medieval society? What type of music did they play? Here is a brief overview. The minstrel carvings in Beverley Minster are central to the plot in The Stonemason’s Secret. I’ve written about them before, but in this post I want to explore who the minstrels … Read more

Medieval Sites to Visit in Beverley England

Medieval sites to visit in Beverley England with picture of Beverley Minster nave arch and pier

Beverley is located in East Yorkshire, England. Though overshadowed by York, 30 miles to the northwest, Beverley is home to a number of medieval buildings and sites. Beverley is also 10 miles south of where I lived in England. I visited quite often, volunteering at a charity shop, researching my thesis in the Minster and … Read more