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HIST 350: Madness (HC)

History 350: Insanity (Hayton) Fall 2023

Madness in Medieval Art



     Mad Matilda of Cologne, 1213-1220, Canterbury Cathedral, Becket Miracle Window. Reading the three central panels left to right, Matilda is beaten by her guardians. She collapses beside the tomb of St  Thomas Becket in Canterbury Cathedral. On the right she is miraculously healed and prays in gratitude.  (Source: flickr, photo by Slices of Light, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0).  More information from the Feminae database

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