Category Archives: medieval trivia

Medieval Party Musts: A Bad-Ass Mazer

currently playing on my iPod: Sabotage by the Beastie Boys Any medieval dude worth his salt knows you have to sport a fab mazer at your shindig. What’s a mazer? Oh, it’s a wooden drinking bowl, usually made of maple … Continue reading

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Medieval Trivia: Medicinal Plants of Medieval Europe

currently playing on my iPod: Intro by xx Medieval folk were big on plants. You would be too if you didn’t have a Walgreens on every other corner. Here’s a very small list of some of the growing things used … Continue reading

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Weak Rulers = Opportunities?

currently playing on my iPod: Two Against One by Danger Mouse and Daniele Luppi Henry III, king of England from 1216 to 1272, was a total sissy. Seriously. For a medieval king, he was way weak. First off, he hated … Continue reading

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The Great Pavement: Westminster’s Cosmati Floor

currently playing on my iPod: Fade Into You by Mazzy Star Upon watching BBC America’s coverage of the royal wedding (which was absolutely fantastic, btw), I became intrigued with the Great Pavement. The Great Pavement is the mosaic floor before … Continue reading

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Medieval Mathematics

currently playing on my iPod: Modern Man by Arcade Fire While reading through the latest draft of my manuscript, I came across the word “numbers”. So what? Well, there is a problem. Maybe not so much in just the simple … Continue reading

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Medieval Trivia

currently playing on my iPod: Speed of Sound by Coldplay Just for fun I thought I’d share some tidbits about English culture in the Medieval period. 1. Valentine’s Day was around back then. The Feast of St. Valentine celebrated love in … Continue reading

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