To gather thing together:
Phil, below is a sort of collage of things which represent the 13th Century. I’ve even discovered that, although people associate the word ‘Gothic’ with the Victorian era, it was actually created in the 13th century.
I also have some key points which will help me understand what was happening in the world at such a time.
Intellectual exercise and scholarly work – no real bearing on reality or of use to the traveller