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 The following is taken from the website, History of pills partners, It is simple and very tasty. therefore, Pan Spicy [...]

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: a brutal "tore up" (in the hope that the doctor was [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

To read: Clare and Francis History

By |2018-04-30T03:22:05+00:00April 30th, 2018|Books|

Clare and Francis History, Chiara Frugoni, Einaudi's an interesting and pleasant book to read on two of the greatest personalities of our Middle Ages: Clare and Francis History, Chiara Frugoni, Einaudi. We are in Assisi, in the twelfth century: two young wealthy and educated, destined to inherit the privileges and honors [...]

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 [...]