10 Medieval Tales Of The Devil

10 Medieval Tales Of The Devil

To Europeans in the Middle Ages, the Devil was a very real presence in the world. Every week, they would hear that hell was a possible eternal destination for their souls and that the Devil would rest at nothing to...
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10 Bizarre Legal Cases From Medieval Europe

10 Bizarre Legal Cases From Medieval Europe

Weird Stuff Tristan ShawAugust 3, 2017 By modern standards, legal systems in medieval Europe were unfair and weak. Trials by ordeal, in which an accused person had to prove their innocence by winning a contest of some sort, were considered...
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Top 10 Shocking Assassinations That Changed Medieval History

Top 10 Shocking Assassinations That Changed Medieval History

History Alex HantonMay 1, 2017 Europe in the Middle Ages was a bloody place, where poisoning wells and massacring your enemy’s peasants was considered an acceptable mode of warfare. So it is no surprise that Medieval kings and queens often...
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10 Daring Explorers Who Changed The Medieval World

History Alex HantonMarch 10, 2017 From Columbus to Magellan, the famous travelers of the Age of Exploration have become household names. Before that, we tend to think of the world as a parochial place, with people barely aware of what...
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10 Royal Murders That Shocked Medieval Europe

Crime Alex Hanton January 28, 2017 These days, Europe’s kings and queens are cozy anachronisms, trotted out on ceremonial occasions and largely ignored for the rest of the year. But for 1,000 years, the royal families of Europe murdered and...
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10 Sex Scandals That Shocked Medieval Europe

History Alex Hanton November 22, 2016 Medieval Europe was theoretically pretty conservative on sex. One 13th-century bishop even put out a list ranking the five known sexual positions from least to most sinful. (If you’re curious: missionary, side-by-side, s...
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10 Notorious Rogues Who Terrorized Medieval Europe

History Alex Hanton November 19, 2016 We tend to think of the Middle Ages as a lawless time when desperate outlaws roamed the land. While that’s not totally fair, it is true that law and order often broke down. This...
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