While an interest in candles seems to be more common amongst ladies than men in our modern age, the making of candles itself is a rather masculine skill that traces back thousands of years. Especially in medieval times, the trade of chandlery (candle making) was vitally important to kingdoms and villages. Light was obviously a necessity, […]
Looking back, we’ve seen Ash do a lot. He’s butchered his friends, decapitated his girlfriend, fought his own severed hand, had a laugh with a re-animated deer mount, time traveled back to medieval times, warded off miniature reflections...Show More Summary
Tradition is a concept that’s prevalent throughout Grimm. Many wesen cultures boast of a heritage that runs all the way back to medieval times (if not older), and their naturally insular way of life means that many aspects of that tradition have survived even in our modern era. Show More Summary
When most people think of torture devices and techniques often they think back to Medieval Times and the Spanish Inquisition, where contraptions with ominous sounding names like “the rack” or “the iron maiden” where common to use in the questioning of prisoners. It’s easy to forget that torture is still used, even today, as a […]
Kevin Hart Celebrates Son’s Birthday With Ex-Wife And Girlfriend At Medieval Times Kevin Hart proves that blended families can be happy families, over and over again. The actor, comedian and movie producer shared some intimate photos of his blended bunch
I had always thought that suicide was made illegal in medieval times due to religious disapproval until suicidal people were finally freed from the risk of prosecution by the 1961 Suicide Act. It turns out the history is a little more nuanced, as noted in this 1904 article from the Columbia Law Review entitled “Is […]
Josh writes: Here’s an odd thing. Replying to Tweeter ‘Hot Topic’, who was highlighting this article in the Guardian, Gavin Schmidt said that there are “More than 10x number of English vineyards now than in medieval times.” with a link to a 2006 Real Climate article. Gavin implies that this comparison trumps the argument about English vineyards being proof…
Ed Sheeran, an elfin man from medieval times best known for his skilled lute-playing, time-traveled from the year 1450 to accept his honorary degree from the University of Campus Suffolk for his outstanding contribution to music.Congratulations to Ye Olde Edd, who we hope will celebrate with a barrel of mead and... More »
A man’s home is his castle – and with that expression, it goes without saying that castles themselves should be well defended and secure. After all, that’s what castles are meant to be in the medieval times, right? August Inc. intends to make the modern day castle more secure, by introducing a new home smart lock system. Show More Summary
Unusual mashups have resulted in some remarkably popular toy lines over the past few decades; think cars + robots, ninjas + turtles, and cabbage + dolls. The latest comes from Lego, whose new Nexo Knights line combines all the fun of medieval weapons and castles, with futuristic technologies. Read more...
Sean O’Pry reunites with photographer Jack Waterlot following a 2013 Schön! story. This time around, Sean graces the pages of the most recent issue of L’Officiel Hommes Middle East. Taking a page from medieval times, the American model is an editorial knight as he links up with stylist Amy Mach. Show More Summary
In medieval times, fine carvings in alabaster were amongst the most prized and sought after works of art. A soft stone that can be carved in the finest detail, alabaster was often used for small figures such as the statuette of Saint Philip that the Getty Museum has just acquired. Show More Summary
It's hard to deny that castles look freaking awesome. Unfortunately, buying a home built in medieval times is not only expensive, it also requires living in a drafty, uncomfortable home that was, well, built in the middle ages. But you...Show More Summary
FX has just announced the premiere dates for American Horror Story: Hotel, Fargo, and The Bastard Executioner, so get ready to schedule your (virtual) trips this fall to Minnesota, medieval times, and one scary-but-glamorous hotel. American Horror Story: Hotel returns on October 7 at 10 p.m. Show More Summary
What drives people to immerse themselves in tales from long ago? Is it a love of history? A fascination with fantasizing about bygone eras? No. As we’ve learned from the recent interest in the history of the Scottish Highlands sparked by Outlander, the most effective method of inspiring an interest in... More »
Beyond the borders of maps, where the limits of exploration fell to imagination, medieval artists and authors created monsters.
Over the weekend at Comic-Con, FX premiered a short trailer for Kurt Sutter’s new show, The Bastard Executioner. The 30-second spot doesn’t reveal much more than the fact that it’s medieval times and there’s an executioner who’s either a bastard or a guy who executes bastards (we’re still not sure which). Show More Summary
From The New York Times, April 9, 1961. Excerpt: Since his baptism in medieval times, Aristotle has served many strange purposes. None have been odder than this sacramental alliance, so to speak, of Aristotle with Adam Smith. The extraordinary virtues...
Urine testing dates back to Medieval times when doctors made diagnoses based on the "Urine Wheel." Physicians of old used to examine urine with their eyes, sense of smell, and even taste! Fortunately for me, there are chemical testsShow More Summary
Though weird and painful, there is historical evidence that these surgical devices were actually used.