I am having trouble getting my head around the fact that, well, Europe exists. And it has primary sources just lying about in the guise of civic monuments.
Also, a nice librarian sent me a nice email which, unless I’ve got something terribly wrong in the translation, say “sure, come in on a Tuesday and we’ll show you a manuscript!”
*frowns* I strongly suspect this is all a hoax. Real people don’t get up and go to church in 13th century cathedrals, surely? I can’t just walk in to a library on a Tuesday and have a manuscript handed over to me?
Don’t get me started on the existence of Oxford and Cambridge. *Clearly* those are literary devices. Mind you, I remember a time when I was reasonably certain USyd was a movie set, so.