/Middle Ages

That Womanizer Charlemagne

By | 2018-06-10T14:24:38+00:00 June 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. Al cospicuo numero di mogli infatti , five, Imiltrude, Desiderata, [...]

The Super Body of Charlemagne

By | 2018-06-09T23:48:38+00:00 June 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). Un ritratto dettagliato del monarca lo fornisce il nobile Eginardo, allievo di Alcuino di York, nella sua nota opera Vita et gesta Caroli Magni, conosciuta anche come Vita [...]

How was dressed Charlemagne?

By | 2018-05-24T08:29:37+00:00 May 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+00:00 May 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. L'evento è passato alla Storia come il "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+00:00 May 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 [...]

The right of the first night: What was really?

By | 2018-05-06T22:36:27+00:00 May 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 | 2018-05-03T22:56:41+00:00 May 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+00:00 April 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+00:00 December 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 [...]

Bologna: Rediscovered Medieval Jewish Cemetery

By | 2017-12-19T01:53:38+00:00 December 19th, 2017|Middle Ages, News|

Part of the Jewish cemetery found in Bologna An important archaeological discovery and certainly unexpected has most recently Bologna, where it has been brought to light the town Jewish cemetery, which, with its 408 burials, till now, the largest in Italy. After being approximately 200 years the appointed place interment of Jews [...]