Horrible Ways of dying in the Middle Ages

Living in the Middle Ages was not easy and losing one’s life as a young man was very common.

Before the vaccines, antibiotics or even the use of minimal hygiene measures, any disease that would be perfectly treatable today, like the most common infections, in the Middle Ages could be a death sentence. Even a superficial wound could kill you if it became infected, not a few those who lost members or the life product of the gangrene.

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Medieval tournaments

During the Middle Ages, the war was of fundamental importance, both politically and socially. The knight enjoyed a privileged status in the feudal pyramid.

The aspiring knights were trained in simple exercises with a spear or even in combats with other apprentices. Once armed, the knights continued their training throughout their military life, so it became necessary to create the most realistic conditions possible to make the preparation efficient.

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Festivals of the Middle Ages

A medieval year was marked by a large number of festivals, many of which were rooted in ancient traditions. All these events animated the months of the inhabitants of this time and they arose mainly with the change of the stations. In January, at the beginning of the year, twelve days were celebrated at Christmas.

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The secret of the Medieval Grimoires

The medieval period has left us a good number of manuscripts and grimoires, of formulas full of strange practices and of recipes that are as fantastic the one as the others; but also, and above all, a secular esoteric knowledge, which has been transmitted by occultists and magicians.

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Love in Medieval Times

Valentine’s Day is the ultimate celebration of love.  The origin of this day of love is obscure; it is thought to be named after St. Valentine, a Roman priest, who lived during the time of the persecution of the early Christians. Valentine supposedly married young Christians when the government sought to prevent their marriage to stymie the growth of Christianity.  All the information regarding the love-day is from stories.  Regardless of how Valentine’s day came to be celebrated by lovers,  romance has existed since the beginning of time.

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