Posts Tagged ‘medieval’

Domestic Violence in Medieval Marriages: The Tragic Story of William and Isabel Newport

Domestic violence is a serious problem in modern society, but it should surprise no-one that this issue has been plaguing Western society for many hundreds, even thousands of years. It is difficult to get an accurate picture of what the intimate lives of couples who lived so far in the past actually looked like. The […]

Medieval Mural on Yorkshire Church Wall Pays Tribute to St. George

St. George’s Day, April 23 in England, is observed in remembrance of the nation’s patron saint, who chose death over dishonor by refusing to bow down or stay silent in the face of the Roman Emperor Diocletian’s persecution of Christians and the Christian faith in the late 3 rd century AD. The heroic integrity of […]

Medieval Lessons: The Most Powerful Natural Antibiotic Ever – Killes Any Infections In The Body

Medieval Lessons: The Most Powerful Natural Antibiotic Ever – Killes Any Infections In The Body AMG-NEWS.com / Medeea Greere The basic formula of this powerful tonic dates back to medieval Europe, that is, from the era when people suffered from all sorts of diseases and epidemics. This master cleansing tonic is actually an antibiotic that […]

Saxo Grammaticus: Warrior Historian of the Danes and a Medieval Influencer

Saxo Grammaticus was a Danish historian whose writings were instrumental for the preservation of the ancient history of the Danes and their nations. Considered to be one of the major historical figures in Denmark, Saxo Grammaticus left an irreplaceable mark on Europe’s medieval history. With his writings he gave us an important glimpse into the […]

St Guthlac of Crowland: The Medieval Warrior Who Became a Hermit Saint

When most people think about what it means to be a saint, the image that comes to mind is of a benevolent, gracious figure that exudes holiness in every cell of their being, and that every word and action they take is always in the service of a holy cause. St Guthlac of Crowland however, […]

Israel’s medieval, anti-woman party is more powerful than ever, and channeling Erdogan

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Medieval Dump Proves Jews In Oxford Only Ate Kosher Foods

New findings from an 800-year-old trash dump in Oxford, England, show that in the face of extreme adversity medieval Jews in England managed to adhere, strictly, to kosher food laws as laid out in the Torah and, therefore, ate nothing but kosher foods. Jewish history in England began just after William the Conqueror became king […]

Medieval Charterhouse Rises from Decades of Neglect

With deeply-spiritual origins, and an important function in the religious framework of medieval England, Coventry’s medieval Charterhouse priory was all but destroyed in the Reformation. But now, this once legendary house of God is finally set to open to the public. What is the Coventry Charterhouse? Coventry is a city in central England that in […]

ACH (1483) Dr. Matthew Raphael Johnson – Medieval Political Philosophy

EURO FOLK RADIO ACH (1483) Dr. Matthew Raphael Johnson – Medieval Political Philosophy Play Episode Pause Episode Mute/Unmute Episode Rewind 10 Seconds 1x Fast Forward 30 seconds Subscribe Share In today’s show originally broadcast on March 31 2021, Andy is joined by Dr. Matthew Raphael Johnson for a show entitled, “Medieval Political Philosophy.” We discussed: […]

Brazilian Jews File Complaint Against Pro-Government Politician Who Revived Medieval ‘Blood Libel’ on Social Media

Brazilian politician Roberto Jefferson is seen in a photo from 2005. Photo: Reuters/Jamil Bittar. One of Brazil’s most notorious politicians was the subject of a criminal complaint filed on Monday by the country’s Jewish community, following a social media post in which he revived the anti-Jewish medieval blood libel. “Baal, Satanic deity, Canaanites and Jews […]

Aethelthryth: The Extraordinary Medieval Virgin Queen and Saint

It’s a name most people have never heard of and even fewer can pronounce, but St Aethelthryth of Ely is one of England’s most fascinating saints whose name has survived throughout the centuries and continues to be used today in the modernized name of Audrey (an Anglo-Norman English feminine given name). The story of her […]

The ‘Medieval Meme’ That Has Britain Excited

A silver badge which is described as the medieval equivalent of today’s popular meme phenomenon is one of the thousand or so antiquities that has been discovered by metal-detectorists in the UK over the last 12 months of lockdown loot hunting. The silver gilt piece of ornate and bemusing artistry was found in a field […]

‘Bradford Tooth Fairy’ Solves Mystery of Medieval Priest Teeth

The ‘Bradford Tooth Fairy,’ a dentist turned forensic archaeologist, created a new method to discover details of ancient diets, just by looking at people’s teeth. She’s now applied her innovative technique to discover the secrets held within a collection of 800-year-old bones and teeth, providing a ‘startling history’ on the lives of Medieval priests. The […]

New Birthing Girdle Study Answers Questions About Medieval Childbirth

In the Middle Ages, pregnant women allegedly wore a type of specially prepared wrap known as a birthing girdle. Birthing girdles were long, thin, rolls made from animal skin parchment. They were imprinted with religious symbols and iconic imagery, and inscribed with prayers to Christ, the Virgin Mary, and various saints associated with childbirth and […]

Subterranean Discovery: Medieval Welsh Abbey Tunnel from Norman Invasion Period

Archaeologists announced the discovery of a 12th-century tunnel network, this time, beneath an abbey in Wales. And this Welsh abbey tunnel is so long that that archaeologists project that it will take many years for them to get to the end of this now emerging medieval subterranean find.  The Norman invasion of Wales opened the […]

Medieval Tunnel Found Under Poland’s Famous Ducal Castle In Szczecin

According to The First News, researchers have discovered a secret tunnel underneath the Ducal Castle in Szczecin, Poland. The researchers made this discovery after exploring Nazi-era passages built during WWII. The scientists have analyzed elements of the tunnel and concluded that it is from medieval times. According to the director of Ducal Castle, Barbara Igielska, […]

Catapult: The Long-Reaching History of a Prominent Medieval Siege Engine

One of the most iconic images of the European Middle Ages is the castle. This defensive structure was often heavily fortified and provided its inhabitants with much-needed safety. It was usually quite difficult for an enemy to capture a castle, and for that, an attacking army needed siege engines. The catapult was one of the […]

HALF of the Men Found in Medieval Paupers’ Cemetery Had Broken Bones

Life in Europe during the Middle Ages was difficult and dangerous for the majority of the population. Poverty, disease, and warfare were common, and the poor and working classes bore the brunt of these hardships including more broken bones. In one medieval cemetery, more than half of all the men and 40 percent of the […]

The Thule Culture: Medieval Mariners Migrating In Search Of Meteoritic Iron

The modern English word, ‘Thule’, first appeared in ancient Greek and Roman cartographic documents as the Latin word Thūlē, describing farthest north location in the known world. Over the centuries historians and archaeologists have variably concluded that word represented northern Scotland, Orkney or Shetland, but according to some researchers even the island of Saaremaa (Ösel) in Estonia and the Norwegian island […]

Helle’s Toilet: Three-Person Loo Seat was Unusual Medieval Status Symbol

Helle’s Toilet is the name given to a Medieval toilet seat that was discovered during an archaeological excavation in London. It is most notable for being a rare example of a triple toilet seat. Apart from that, its state of preservation, in spite of its age, is also noteworthy. Although made of wood, Helle’s Toilet […]

Skeletal Trauma Reveals Class Inequality in Medieval Cambridge

Skeletal trauma has been studied in the remains of hundreds of people who lived in medieval Cambridge excavated from three cemeteries dating back to between the 10th and 14th century. The study has revealed varying levels of physical hardship across lower classes. Founded in 1209 AD and granted a royal charter by Henry III in 1231 AD, […]

Reading Abbey: Ruined Are A Reminder of Medieval Religious Strife

Reading Abbey was erected in 1121 in the town of Reading within in the county of Berkshire, England. It was a royal monastery established by King Henry I to pay homage to his ancestors and his successors and would serve as a burial site for Henry himself in 1136, thus making it a royal mausoleum. […]

Reading Abbey: Ruins Are A Reminder of Medieval Religious Strife

Reading Abbey was erected in 1121 in the town of Reading within in the county of Berkshire, England. It was a royal monastery established by King Henry I to pay homage to his ancestors and his successors and would serve as a burial site for Henry himself in 1136, thus making it a royal mausoleum. […]

Early Medieval Europe – Dark Age Death Practices Spread Quickly

A new study suggests that Europe has been ‘global’ for over a millennium. The evidence for this claim comes from a set of shared cultural practices spread over a wide area in early Medieval Europe. The researcher behind the study demonstrates that new ideas could actually spread rather quickly during the so-called Dark Ages. Dr. […]

Archaeologists Discover a Huge Stash of Medieval Coins in Hungary

Ongoing excavations at a rural spot near the village of Újlengyel in central Hungary recently struck gold, both figuratively and literally. Archaeologists armed with powerful metal detectors found a buried treasure of approximately seven thousand silver and four medieval  gold coins  in Hungary, hidden centuries ago by unknown individuals. This is the largest collection of […]

Italy’s Ancient Home Scheme: Buy A Medieval Property For €1!

Remote Italian towns and historic villages have begun selling homes for €1 euro ($1.13) in a new governmental ancient home scheme to stop a severe drop in rural populations.  Read more Section:  News History & Archaeology Read Later  00 Hits: 2

Mr Bean Slams Leftist SJW Cancel Culture as a ‘Medieval Mob’

    Rowan Atkinson, famous for portraying the characters Mr Bean and Blackadder, has once again hit headlines for slamming the rise of a destructive cancel culture. In an interview with the UK’s Radio Times, Atkinson described online trolls trying to ban everything as “the digital equivalent of the medieval mob.” “The problem we have […]

David Luscombe’s “Medieval Thought” comes to Iranian bookstores 

TEHRAN – A Persian translation of David Luscombe’s “Medieval Thought” has recently been published by SAMT, an Iranian publisher that provides books for university students. The book has been translated into Persian by Meisam Sefidkhosh. The Middle Ages span a period of well over a millennium: from the emperor Constantine’s Christian conversion in 312 to […]

Comedian Rowan Atkinson: Cancel Culture ‘Like A Medieval Mob’

Rowan Atkinson, famous for portraying the characters Mr Bean and Blackadder, has once again hit headlines for slamming the rise of a destructive cancel culture. In an interview with the UK’s Radio Times, Atkinson described online trolls trying to ban everything as “the digital equivalent of the medieval mob.” “The problem we have online is that […]

Ephraim Shoham-Steiner: Jews and Crime in Medieval Europe

Prof. Ephraim Shoham-Steiner is a historian specializing in Medieval Jewish History. He is an associate professor at the Department of Jewish History at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Be’er-Shevah. He is also the director of The Center for the Study of Conversion and Inter-Religious Encounters at BGU. You’ll love our roundtable. Source 00 Hits: […]

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