With Christmas almost upon us, there will be plenty of frenzied present shopping and meal planning. Haven’t made that Christmas cake yet? Fear not. If you were preparing the festive meal 600 years ago you’d have far more on your plate. The picture below is a calendar page from a Book of Hours, a...
"Check out my new hay silo! It's like one of those road salt silos, but instead of using the salt for when the roads get messy, I come over and grab some hay when the floor is looking too clean,...
?No one ever thought the CIA's torture program for terror suspects was a pleasant evening at Medieval Times or a mild tickling from Bradley Cooper. We always knew it was pretty grim. Granted, terms like "waterboarding" and "behavioral control" don't immediately make you cringe or reach for the nearest slop bucket to expel your breakfast. Show More Summary
People ran to the church for refuge in Medieval times. It was considered a place of safety, a sanctuary from civil punishment. In the church, one could claim a right to justice, food, water and shelter. That role was recognized by church and government authorities alike; doubtless sometimes grudgingly as the wanted escaped harsh punishments. […]
While Bermuda's Unfinished Church looks as though it was built in medieval times and left to fall apart and rot, it is actually a fairly recent construction that was just never able to be completed due to disastrous weather, the objections of the congregation, and empty coffers. Show More Summary
You can’t talk about the history of the English royal family in medieval times without taking a moment to acknowledge Leeds Castle. First a Norman stronghold, Leeds Castle has been the royal residence of six queens of Medieval Britain and if walls could talk I’m sure it would have some secrets to tell. Show More Summary
Tower Rush Lite is a free tower defense game that challenges a user to protect a portal from monsters. Players put up towers where you can safely throw weapons at the enemy until they die. It is set in medieval times and located in a castle where...
Life is Feudal: Your Own is a sandbox game of brutal combat and artisan crafting set back in medieval times. And it is now on Steam! With so many things to do -- including hunting, taming wild animals, mining, logging, building a house, waging war, and so much more -- Massively's MJ will have no trouble filling her time. Show More Summary
You can add one more name to the list of those claiming the Shroud of Turin dates only to medieval times. According to British historian Charles Freeman, Jesus' supposed burial cloth—believed by many to show his image after crucifixion—is a 14th-century prop that was likely used during an...
During the medieval times, people relied on a number of herbal preparations to treat various ailments. In the twelfth century, people were not even aware of bacteria and viruses. As a result, illnesses were deemed as punishments from God. Show More Summary
Argentine President Cristina Kirchner and Pope Francis were once neighbors, but the two have had their differences. Like the time she said his opposition to adoption by gay people made him sound like someone out of “medieval times and...Show More Summary
The Hurdy Gurdy is an instrument that was used in medieval times to make people get jiggy. The instrument itself was made of wood and stringed, as you can see, but how you play it is what sets it apart from most other musical instrument. Show More Summary
Ariana Grande and Chris Brown play star-crossed lovers in medieval times in their official music video for their long-awaited duet, "Don't Be Gone Too Long." Chris Brown - Don't Be Gone Too Long ft. Ariana Grande Months after teasing...Show More Summary
Chris Brown as an anguished lover? That’s not much of a stretch as seen in his new video for “Don’t Be Gone Too Long” featuring Ariana Grande. Breezy directed the clip that finds him and Grande in medieval times. It
The 'Puy du Fou' theme park in France's V endée province is insane. Think of a "Medieval Times" that in addition to Renaissance-era knights also has Roman gladiator bouts, Viking raid reenactments and robot musicians. And now its founder,...Show More Summary
Caption: This image shows Nancy de Grummond and her team. Clockwise from top: Florida State University Department of Classics alumni Nat Coombes, Tyler Haynes and Ellie Margadant; Nancy de Grummond, the M. Lynette Thompson Professor of Classics at Florida State; and Cheryl Sowder, professor of art history at Jacksonville University. Show More Summary
During a four-year excavation of an Etruscan well at the ancient Italian settlement of Cetamura del Chianti, a team led by a archaeologist and art historian unearthed artifacts spanning more than 15 centuries of Etruscan, Roman and medieval civilization in Tuscany.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- During a four-year excavation of an Etruscan well at the ancient Italian settlement of Cetamura del Chianti, a team led by a Florida State University archaeologist and art historian unearthed artifacts spanning more...Show More Summary
Screenshot via YouTube. It’s medieval times, thanks to the Harper Government’s new citizenship bill—and not the fun one where guys in costumes beat each other up, either. This one involves exile. Bill C-24 promises to shred the passports...Show More Summary
The kickoff to summer wouldn't be complete without a couple infectious songs soaking up the airwaves — an unofficial tradition since medieval times, when "Sumer Is Icumen In” topped Ye Olde Burning 100 From Ray Charles to Carly Rae Jepsen,...Show More Summary