Monty Python and the Holy Grail is one of the greatest comedies ever made, but it’s also set in medieval times, with swordfights, bloody battles, hostility, and blood to spare. So it isn’t much of a stretch to envision it as a dark and intense drama, like CineFix does here.
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A 16th-century vision of Cockaigne as a land of shameful laziness and sloth. (Photo: Pieter Bruegel/Public Domain) The dream of the common person’s utopia was more than a little bit different during medieval times. Whereas today we have...Show More Summary
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A supernatural squabble has broken out between a British pub that dates back to medieval times and a Chinese artist. The Ye Olde Man & Scythe, a 765-year-old pub in in Bolton, England, claims it was haunted by the ghost of James Stanley, the seventh earl of Derby, who was beheaded outside the pub in 1651. Show More Summary
The PM’s Census debacle undermined one of his big selling points, writes Ben Eltham. In medieval times, the period between the death of the monarch and the coronation of a new ruler was known as the interregnum – the period between reigns. Statesmen and diplomats of old considered it a dangerous period. Plots might be [...]Show More Summary
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Think you already know your beer? Did you know that during medieval times beer was used as form of currency,... The post The Fascinating Evolution of Beer appeared first on Lifehack.
“Medieval Scots used to give each other postcard-sized artworks to forge social bonds, in the same way we post pictures on social media today, according to new research.”
Riffing on Ken Mondschein's Strategies of War in Westeros, Evan Puschak explores why Westeros seems culturally and technologically stuck in the Middle Ages. Tags: Evan Puschak Game of Thrones Ken Mondschein TV video
“At Atlas Obscura, we write about places, people, and phenomena that engender wonder and delight. Usually that’s stuff like bone churches, hidden beaches, and abandoned amusement parks. But what qualifies as ‘wondrous’ depends on so many things.”
Bigfoot on Oregon Rt 58Stacey in Oregon called in to tell of his Bigfoot sighting:“About four years ago I had an experience with Bigfoot. This was about 7 to 8 feet tall and it had a physique on it that would put Arnold Schwarzenegger to shame. Show More Summary
The Swedish island of Gotland, in the Baltic Sea, between Western and Eastern Europe, was in medieval times a hub for commerce. Among the archeological evidence of that period on the island is an abundance of dirhams that were used as currency by caliphates in the Middle East and North Africa, indicating Gotland’s historical connection with the Islamic world.
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(Photo: Boris Kasimov/CC BY 2.0. All other non-credited photos: Ella Morton) At Atlas Obscura, we write about places, people, and phenomena that engender wonder and delight. Usually that’s stuff like bone churches, hidden beaches, and abandoned amusement parks. Show More Summary
This article first appeared on The Conversation. In medieval times, plague was known as the “black death” and resulted in millions of Europeans dying. Plague still persists in many areas, with the highest annual burden of disease in Africa. The advent of antibiotics means that milder versions of plague can be treated. Show More Summary
Pope Francis, in his vague baby-step efforts to bring the Catholic church past Medieval Times, has issued the Amoris Laetitia, a 256-page missive that, according to The New York Times, “calls for priests to welcome single parents, gay people and unmarried straight couples who are living together.” Read more...
Please help us put the fire out Imagine yourself living during the medieval times, and although you're an innocent person, you're about to be secured to a wooden post and burned alive while a crowd of people watch. That pretty much describes the impending doom when diagnosed with Erythromelalgia (EM). Show More Summary
Even for veteran fighters from medieval times, handling a giant two-handed sword must have been a challenge. And while the folks at Man at Arms did a very good job forging a replica of this iconic weapon from Dark Souls, they have a bit of trouble wielding it. Read more...
It is said that a man’s home is his castle, and when we bring to mind castles in medieval times, then surely those are places which are definitely well fortified, so much so that they are able to ward off and even repel invaders from afar, but chances are, would fall under a prolonged siege as well. Well, the modern day ‘castle’, so to speak, would benefit from its fair...