The longbow's effect on England was not limited to the field of battle:
"Spoiler"--the unmounted men at arms were equally important. };-)
T.P. is medieval Who know?
Polo on donkeys? Yep.
Warning: photo of a donkey skull.
Arabs/Mulims of the 9th century knew abou India and China.
Russian dragons' shape changed across the years. What meaning does that have?
Yes, people really did memorize loooong poems:
Why couldn't anyone in the Middle Ages draw a lion?
(no, the lions weren't bad, the artists were)
Want to portray a Mongol? Learn to like millet!
Old saint, old bones (warning! photos of bones):
Carnival and Lent Allegory:
execution, skulls, etc.
How to avoid being executed:
Vikings who did weird things to their teeth:
Women and Elizabethan theater:
Wanna buy a castle? I've got two for you to look at:
Two museum exhibits I wish I could see:
If you are what you eat, here's help for becomeing medieval:
(including the Frisky Goat Story!™)
Gentleman with the bullhorn, I both respect your willingness to put your conviction into action, and appreciate that you are discoursing on Christian doctrine instead of the particular sins you dislike. But what do you imagine you are accomplishing? Do you think you're going to run into the one person in the western hemisphere who hasn't heard of the Jesus? And even if you do, is your street corner symposium likely to convert them?
Medivalists.net has a bunch of god ones - - -
Looking for gender equality in the Middle Ages? Try Scandinavia:
How about a lusty, free-speaking woman? Try Wales:
Do you often wake up in the middle of the night, then soon fall asleep again? You're medieval!:
Vegitarians aren't entirely new:
My first published fiction: on the feral self-driving scooters of nyc https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/04/opinion/future-scooters-central-park.html
How to throw your weight around, medievally:
Oh, go outside and play--in medieval London:
Wise words are always welcome:
A couple of good ones from medievalists.net - - -
Do you know almost nothing about early medieval art styles? Here's a quick look over the field:
Continuing the trend of the last few years of looking outside Europe--an exhibition of Medival African Art:
(makes we wish I could get to eastern Canada)
Textiles and clothes from Byzantium---two museum shows:
Have you ever come across the phrase "broken on the wheel"? This is what that means:
Some gore, mention of racism and cannibalism.
Do movie makers and book writers distort history for a "better" story? Yes. Is that a modern-only bad habit? No.
Want to be a berserker? It's not the bearskin that does the job:
(some of those should've stayed lost)
Health, Medieval style (which looks rather modern, mostly):
Last but far from least --- It's 14th century London, and everyone's white, right? Right??
Note especially the mixed-ancestry folks.
Save up your pennies, kids, they'll be valuable some day!:
assassination, particularly nasty politics
SC Aer, voracious reader, herald, thinker, 65 years young, etc.
There's a picture coming Any Day Now™ --- I promise!
Medievalists and Medieval-adjacent. Sort-of.