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Peter Konieczny Sandra Alvarez (Medievalists)
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This week's issue explores a 15th century astrological text and the practical advice it gives. Read also about cats, Seljuqs, King Arthur, Dante and Viking runestones.
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This week's issue gives you thrifty advice on looking medieval, and explores the Spanish city of Valencia. Plus, Æthelred the Unready, Vikings, Monastic Gardens and the British Museum.
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Jean Froissart, probably the most famous of the fourteenth-century chroniclers, described Joan as ‘in her time the most beautiful woman in all the realm of England and the most loved’
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Not a bad way to be remembered.
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Do you know the names of each of these different weapons?
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glaive, rapier, recurve bow, long bow, ballista, katana.
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When it came to healthy living, medieval people were careful on what they ate. It was commonly believed that foods could offer good (and not-so-good) consequences to the body, but it was hard to remember what ailments a certain food could cure. In steps Henry of Huntingdon to offer us a poetic guide to the healthy and medicinal qualities of what you can find in a garden.
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Susan Abernethy brings us the story of Alexander II of Scotland's French Queen, Marie de Coucy.
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Are you wondering which days it might be best not to get out of bed? In the Middle Ages they wondered that as well, and made use of astrology and signs from the heavens to help them figure this out. A helpful writer from the 15th century even made a list of 'Perilous Days'
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Probably not, and I could not care less.
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As a new season of Game of Thrones is set to begin, we take a look at the influence of the Middle Ages on the works by George R.R. Martin.
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In 2007 Sonja and Kevin Bergin purchased Tullaun Castle in North Tipperary, Ireland. Tullaun Castle is a Gaelic four-storey tower house that is believed to have been built in the mid 1500s. The couple have begun conservation and restoration work in hopes to bring the castle back to its former glory. They have also recently …
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From Leodis to Caledonia - can you match the Roman names with their modern ones?
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