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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 [...]

handsome: Process to the Pope…Dead!

By |2018-05-23T22:31:49+00:00May 23rd, 2018|Events Characters Politics, Middle Ages|

897: Cadaver Synod. Pope Formoso is found guilty during a trial "post mortem" Can you imagine anything more grotesque of a process to a standstill? In the Middle Ages this was happening even. The event has gone down in history as the "synod of the corpse" and it was set against Pope Formoso, expired on 4 [...]

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 [...]

Joan of Arc in Prison

By |2017-04-12T16:03:23+00:00April 12th, 2017|Events Characters Politics, Middle Ages|

Joan of Arc in prison (from a movie) On the five months of captivity that Joan of Arc lived in the castle of Rouen cell from the beginning of the process that eventually led her to the stake, we have received several testimonies, all unanimous in reporting the harsh conditions and often too harsh. Verily [...]

Pulzella Orleans: the One Portrait (Vero) Joan of Arc

By |2018-12-13T06:17:19+00:00April 5th, 2017|Events Characters Politics, Middle Ages|

Giovanna D'Arco, also called the "Pulzella Orleans" in the only portrait of her coeval I come down to us Of Joan of Arc, the brave Maid of Orleans condemned to the stake for heresy in 1431 (http://www.pilloledistoria.it/7340/medioevo/la-morte-di-giovanna-darco-secondo-un-testimone-oculare), We possess a single image to her coeval, "live", which is the one shown in the picture attached to this post (above). It is not [...]

Inquisition: when was he born?

By |2019-04-14T03:21:01+00:00September 24th, 2016|Events Characters Politics, Middle Ages, Company Costumes Daily Life|

A process during the Inquisition when it was created the Inquisition, or the ecclesiastical institution founded by the Catholic Church to fight, through a special court, heresies? Foreshadowed in the Council of Verona (1184), it was only with Pope Innocent III, at the beginning of the thirteenth century, it was finally developed. L'Inquisizione nacque quindi con lo scopo [...]

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 [...]