Louis IX, King of France: Discovery of the True Cause of His Death

By |2019-09-14T23:31:14+00:00September 14th, 2019|Events Characters Politics, Middle Ages, News|

Portrait of Louis IX Louis IX What really died, became King of France, after the canonization, San Luigi? He, as known, He died under the walls of Tunis after the eighth crusade hit by an unspecified illness (also see http://www.pilloledistoria.it/4256/storia-antica/alessandro-magno-era-ubriacone). Historians agreed that it had been [...]

“Cesso”: because the Cabinet is also called So?

By |2019-09-03T01:50:55+00:00September 3rd, 2019|Anecdotes and curiosities, Anecdotes and curiosities, Anecdotes and curiosities, Great Civilizations, Middle Ages, Ancient history, Contemporary history, Modern history|

Former cabinet "Cesso" It is a word that we all know and use not only to define commonly swim, but also as a synonym for something (or someone) that we find unpleasant. Well, have you ever wondered where to derive this term? Do you know its origin? Actually there is nothing behind [...]

savoiardi biscuits: When were these Invented Biscuits?

By |2019-08-10T00:58:23+00:00August 10th, 2019|Anecdotes and curiosities, Middle Ages, Company Costumes Daily Life|

Biscuits Savoiardi Would you have said the Savoyards, the famous biscuits also used for the preparation of many homemade desserts, date back to the Middle Ages? To be precise at the end of '300 and the name derives from that of the House of Savoy (also see http://www.pilloledistoria.it/7027/storia-contemporanea/il-vino-dei-savoia). The story goes that to invent was a cook [...]

Words of love: the 10 the Belle of Italian Literature

By |2019-07-29T19:13:01+00:00July 29th, 2019|Middle Ages, Ancient history, Contemporary history, Modern history|

The words of love never go out of fashion: They were wonderful in the past, are the time Facebook and Twitter and will be in the future. The love, and to, rules the world, It gives meaning to life and constitutes one of the main leitmotif of Literature of each era. The Italian Literature in particular, includes poets [...]

Calendar: the most Important Stages of its History

By |2019-07-18T02:54:31+00:00July 17th, 2019|Middle Ages, Roma, Ancient history, Contemporary history, Modern history|

The calendar is an object that is part of our daily life and we are quick to reperirne a copy near the end of the year (After the summer we will have to look for the new Calendar 2020). It is difficult to think how his story is long and complex: ripercorriamone briefly the main stages. [...]

Toasted Bread and Leeks: Medieval Christmas Recipe

By |2018-12-28T00:25:23+00:00December 8th, 2018|Middle Ages, Company Costumes Daily Life|

medieval Kitchen. The slices of bread and leeks were Christmas but not only from the site sguardosulmedioevo.org, carry a Christmas medieval recipe that can easily be accommodated on the table today. To make the croutons with leeks: Take the white of the leek and cut it fine , simmer in wine, oil and [...]

Pan Spicy: Medieval Christmas Recipe

By |2018-12-08T02:28:05+00:00December 4th, 2018|Middle Ages, Company Costumes Daily Life|

Medieval Kitchen How about try the Pan Spicy Christmas? It is shortly to parties and, as every year, at this time I will return to post Christmas recipes of the past (also see http://www.pilloledistoria.it/9382/medioevo/ricette-natalizie-medievali-nucato). The following is taken from the website, History of pills partners, sguardosulmedioevo.org: It is simple and very tasty. therefore, Pan Spicy [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]