Anecdotes and curiosities

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VII Sec. d.C.: Care “Soft” for Hemorrhoids

By |2018-10-13T02:32:31+00:00August 22nd, 2018|Anecdotes and curiosities, Middle Ages, Company Costumes Daily Life|

Treatment of Hemorrhoids in antiquity. In the seventh century. d.C. the Fiacro monaco proposed a cure "soft" compared to those generally in use In this post, which it refers to the Middle Ages, I wrote about how and why suffer from hemorrhoids at the time was by no means a walk: http://www.pilloledistoria.it/8681/medioevo/medicina-medievale-cosi-si-curavano-le-emorroidi. a brutal "tore up" (in the hope that the doctor was [...]

That Womanizer Charlemagne

By |2018-06-10T14:24:38+00:00June 10th, 2018|Anecdotes and curiosities, Events Characters Politics, Middle Ages|

The drawing depicts Charlemagne with one of his most famous wives, Ermengarda. The monarch was an unrepentant womanizer Charlemagne, King of the Franks and skilled politician, He had a rather turbulent private life and was, as evidenced by the sources, an unrepentant womanizer. In fact large number of wives , five, Imiltrude, Desiderata, [...]

The Super Body of Charlemagne

By |2018-06-09T23:48:38+00:00June 9th, 2018|Anecdotes and curiosities, Events Characters Politics, Middle Ages|

Portrait of Emperor Charlemagne. The monarch had an exceptional physical Emperor Charlemagne, according to the chronicles, He had an extraordinary physical, all that common in those days (http://www.pilloledistoria.it/1490/medioevo/laltissimo-carlo-magno). A detailed portrait of the monarch provides the noble Eginardo, Alcuin of York student, in his famous work Vita Karoli Magni, also known as Vita [...]

How was dressed Charlemagne?

By |2018-05-24T08:29:37+00:00May 24th, 2018|Anecdotes and curiosities, Events Characters Politics, Middle Ages|

Charlemagne Despite the elevation of rank, Charlemagne had tastes pretty simple, also in clothing. Eginardo, Secretary of the sovereign, It informs us in detail about it, entering the following: "He was dressed in the national costumes of the Franks: to your body wore a linen shirt and linen pants; upstairs, a fringed tunic of silk and [...]

Dracula: Character Real or invented?

By |2018-05-07T22:09:41+00:00May 7th, 2018|Anecdotes and curiosities, Events Characters Politics, Middle Ages|

Dracula in a film adaptation of the 1931 The creepy Count Dracula is the protagonist of the gothic novel by Bram Stoker, published in 1897, therefore it is a literary character, for another great fortune (who does not know?). However the writer, to outline the physical and character traits of her child, he was inspired by [...]

Pot Night in the Middle Ages

By |2018-10-16T22:17:53+00:00October 29th, 2016|Anecdotes and curiosities, Middle Ages, Company Costumes Daily Life|

Using the usual "bedpan" in medieval times Yes, everyone has a story, also "bedpan". That is a prosaic but indispensable invention so long ago, but it has remained in vogue until the late twentieth century. The woodcut shown in photo shows a usual scene, almost daily, [...]

Charlemagne: The Food Favorites

By |2018-10-17T10:16:26+00:00August 31st, 2016|Anecdotes and curiosities, Events Characters Politics, Middle Ages|

Portrait of Charlemagne in his work Vita et gestae Caroli Magni, Eginardo, Secretary of Charlemagne, informs us, among other things, Also on the culinary tastes of the Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire. The king was a man of appetite, He is eating much and had tastes quite decided in cuisine. Fish Lover, [...]

On the Trails of Count Ugolino

By |2018-10-17T10:39:44+00:00August 25th, 2016|Anecdotes and curiosities, Events Characters Politics, Middle Ages, News|

The Count Ugolino in prison. nineteenth-century painting by Giuseppe Diotti One of the best known of the Divine Comedy distance is related to the story of Count Ugolino, of which it is said in Canto XXXIII. Ugolino della Gherardesca (1210-1289), was a well-known Italian politician of the '200 destined to a sad end: locked in a [...]

Ring of Joan of Arc Sold in London…Oppure no?

By |2018-10-17T11:09:49+00:00July 29th, 2016|Anecdotes and curiosities, Events Characters Politics, Middle Ages, News|

The ring Giovanna d'Arco recently sold in London a few months ago, in London, a silver ring was sold to 400.000 euro. Its uniqueness? Having adorned the finger of the Maid of Orleans, or Joan of Arc, French heroine and saint condemned to death for heresy and burned at the stake in Rouen on 30 May [...]

Dante Alighieri was narcoleptic

By |2018-10-24T21:11:09+00:00May 5th, 2016|Anecdotes and curiosities, Events Characters Politics, Middle Ages, News|

Dante Alighieri In 800 Cesare Lombroso, the controversial inventor of criminal anthropology, attributed the frequent falls and dreamlike visions of Dante Alighieri claimed to be often prey, all'epilessia, but according to a recent study, the great poet would rather narcoleptic. Narcolepsy is a disorder that forces him to undergo sudden daytime sleep attacks that [...]