Today, 29th August, is the Feast of the beheading of St John the Baptist.
In this video, I share the story behind this Tudor holy day, a story which is often depicted in illuminations in manuscripts and psalters.
You can see photos of illuminations at https://blogs.bl.uk/digitisedmanuscripts/2014/08/dont-lose-your-head-its-just-st-john-the-baptists-day.html and a medieval wall painting at
And here's my video on Midsummer and St John the Baptist:
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