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Gotta, Disease of the Rich

By |2018-11-11T03:59:44+00:00November 11th, 2018|Middle Ages, Daily life Costume Company, Company Costumes Daily Life, Daily life Costume Company, Ancient history, Contemporary history, Modern history|

Piero de Medici, father of Lorenzo the Magnificent, say "The Gouty" Gout is a disease that afflicted many famous people from the past. He suffered, among others, Henry VIII, Medici (see http://www.pilloledistoria.it/9738/storia-moderna/perche-piero-de-medici-detto-gottoso), Luigi XIV (see http://www.pilloledistoria.it/9610/storia-moderna/luigi-xiv-vino-aromatizzato-curare-la-gamba-del-re) and perhaps Columbus (see http://www.pilloledistoria.it/8890/storia-moderna/gotta-poliartrite-reumatoide-cosa-soffriva-cristoforo-colombo). It is an acute inflammatory form that affects the joints, specially [...]

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 [...]

The right of the first night: What was really?

By |2018-10-13T03:23:28+00:00May 6th, 2018|Middle Ages, Company Costumes Daily Life|

Lo right of the first night, Contrary to what many believe, it was only a fee due to the ladies What was, really, lo right of the first night? This standard in force for much of the medieval period, It does a bit 'of confusion. The majority of people, if you questioned about, He responds sure that it does not [...]

In the Middle Ages (Non) They burned the Witches

By |2018-10-13T03:26:41+00:00May 3rd, 2018|Middle Ages, Company Costumes Daily Life|

Burning of witches in the Middle Ages were burning witches. They all take for granted, however the truth is otherwise. Actually clichés, beliefs and myths to debunk the Middle Ages (and not only) They are many and this is just one among the most popular. How things really are, therefore? I [...]

Prostitution in the Middle Ages: a Necessary Evil

By |2018-05-02T23:38:16+00:00April 30th, 2018|Middle Ages, Company Costumes Daily Life|

A typical medieval public bathroom, actually a place of prostitution was seen as prostitution in the Middle Ages? In principle badly, but in much less made. The sexual relations outside of marriage was considered sinful and therefore always wrong, but over time it became more tolerant (ed [...]

Fruit Cakes: Medieval Christmas Recipe

By |2017-12-22T12:38:31+00:00December 22nd, 2017|Middle Ages, Company Costumes Daily Life|

A page "The Forme of Cury", English medieval recipe (1390) from which comes the fruit recipe of croquettes reported during the post The cooking recipe that carryover in this post is taken from The Forme of Cury, the most important medieval recipe English (first publication 1390); it is a [...]

Delicate Sauce: Medieval Christmas Recipe

By |2017-12-16T01:15:49+00:00December 15th, 2017|Middle Ages, Company Costumes Daily Life|

medieval Kitchen. The delicate sauce was used to flavor the boiled fish The following is a recipe for simple implementation shown on English cookbook The forms of Cury, whose first publication dates back to 1390, a text that marked, time, a milestone in the history of Anglo-Saxon and European gastronomy [...]

Bianchi Ravioli: Medieval Christmas Recipe

By |2018-10-13T05:39:47+00:00December 15th, 2017|Middle Ages, Company Costumes Daily Life|

Ravioli. The whites had a ravioli dish Christmas medieval England Only a few days at Christmas and as every year, Also in this part of 2017, public on the History Pills (as you can see the site has been completely renovated!) some recipes that were once prepared for this very happy occasion (the [...]

Toothbrush: When it was Invented?

By |2018-10-13T23:57:22+00:00August 23rd, 2017|Middle Ages, Company Costumes Daily Life|

The toothbrush has revolutionized oral hygiene history in the world Since ancient times the oral hygiene has been indispensable habit for men (http://www.pilloledistoria.it/2364/storia-moderna/dentifricio-spazzolino-breve-storia-delligiene-orale), but when he invented the toothbrush? It seems that the ancestors of this everyday essential tool for us, They have made their first [...]

Formaggiaio: a Medieval Craft

By |2018-10-14T02:14:21+00:00May 27th, 2017|Middle Ages, Company Costumes Daily Life|

A "cheesemaker" medieval (A healthy incision del Tacuinum) Cheese is an ancient food, even prehistoric (http://www.pilloledistoria.it/9672/preistoria/preistoria-la-scoperta-del-formaggio), but the craft "cheesemaker", understood as cheese seller, He asserted itself only in the Middle Ages, with great success. It was only then that the fact cheeses, after careful workmanship, They began to make a fine show on [...]