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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, [...]

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 [...]

The right of the first night: What was really?

By |2018-11-17T00:34:13+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 [...]