Hi, my name is Marissa. Although American by birth, I have travelled widely around Europe. Recently, I spent four years in at the University of St Andrews, in Scotland, where I graduated with a degree in mediaeval history in 2012.
In these pages, I hope to share my knowledge of all things mediaeval, from museums to mausoleums and everything in between. My agenda is to convince you that the Middle Ages is one of the most varied and intriguing periods of history, and to share with you the places where you can still experience this world for yourself.
If you’re just starting out on this site, or are new to the Middle Ages in general, you might like to read this post on defining the mediaeval period or this one on three major developments of the period. More of a visual learner? See my Prezi timeline of the same topics!
When I began this blog, I had no idea that it would reach such an awesome, diverse audience. If you’re reading this, you are contributing to over 40,000 page views since Mediaeval Musings began in 2012, and come from one of over 140 countries around the world! It’s thanks to you that I have the motivation to continue writing, so please, feel free to participate, leave a question, tell me something new–enjoy!