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The Benedictine nuns of North Jutland

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In the Middle Ages, North Jutland was home to a Benedictine convent established in around 1175 by Bishop Tyge of Børglum. At that time, Øland was an island in the Limfjord channel. The convent's Medieval name was hence Insula, Latin for island. After the…

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A typical North Jutland Benedictine convent

The Insula or Ø Convent was one of 11 Benedictine convents founded in North Jutland in the 1100s…

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