First, a gorgeous statement from the Monday Evening blog:
It’s a mistake to think, since they thought the sun and planets revolved around the earth, therefore medieval men were egocentric fools. It’s not so much they thought the earth was at the center, but that they thought it was at the bottom.
I am no medievalist, but these few words really do make an important point.
I’ve had a rather exciting email today which I can’t discuss yet, thanks to some rather sniffy bureaucrats, but may mean that some interesting material is public domain, and that it will indeed be possible to get it online in English.