10 Great Tips from the Middle Ages

Hello Again Everyone, Here is an entertaining re-post from Medievalists.net on advice from those living in the Middle Ages on a range of topics from the new book ‘Ask the Past: Pertinent and Impertinent Advice from Yesteryear‘ by Elizabeth P. Archibald. “Want to know how to garden with lobsters? How to sober up? Grow a…

Infection Control 600 Years Before the CDC

Modern health authorities combating the Ebola virus in West Africa might look into the past for inspiration. During the medieval period and into the early 20th century, plague—The Black Death—was a feared and incurable infection, spreading rapidly through Europe along trade routes. As a result, authorities in port cities through the ages were especially vigilant…

Mysteries of medieval graffiti in England’s churches

Medieval graffiti of straw kings, pentagrams, crosses, ships and “demon traps” have been offering a tantalizing glimpse into England’s past. What do the pictures reveal about life in the Middle Ages? A project to record the graffiti, which began in Norfolk, has now been rolled out to other areas and is gradually spreading across England….

Images of Castles from Medieval Manuscripts

Sarah Peverley has put together this set of 43 images of medieval castles and walled towns besieged, under attack, being constructed, and in the landscape. You can visit Sarah’s website – SarahPeverley.com – or follow her on Twitter @Sarah_Peverley You can also learn more about medieval castles: Castles as Past Culture: Adaptation and Identity in the Post-Life of…

The Most ‘Evil’ Rulers of the Middle Ages

The Most ‘Evil’ Rulers of the Middle Ages These medieval rulers would earn the nicknames like the Bad, the Cruel and the Accursed! While in the Middle Ages there were many rulers who could be harsh and destructive, we choose these six men because of their personal treachery towards even their family members and the…