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Medieval Toothache: Wisdom, Pain & Poultices

 The most famous of all medieval kings to suffer agonising tooth infections in the very late medieval period was Edward V, who before his death in the Tower of London in 1483 (perpetrator not mentioned here because that’s a whole … Continue reading

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10 Medieval Royal Parents Whose Decisions Influence the Lives of Royal Children Today

From royal baby names to marrying for love, how five medieval English couples who influenced the lives of royal children today.

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10 Great Tips from the Middle Ages

How to Sleep, How to take care of your cat, how to tell if someone is not dead! Medieval people give their advice on just about anything! From the new book ‘Ask the Past: Pertinent and Impertinent Advice from Yesteryear‘ … Continue reading

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The Shortest Reigns of the Middle Ages

Reaching the throne was one thing, staying on it another! Here is our list of ten medieval rulers who had very short reigns (as little as one day) and who often came to end by bloody means.

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England’s Grand Mothers

  Most of England’s medieval royal women were mothers. After all, babies were an important part of the unwritten job description. Only a small number of those medieval royal mothers, however, achieved the next step. Active and engaged grandmothers were … Continue reading

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 10 Facts on Motherhood and Children in the Middle Ages

In honour of Mother’s Day here is ten facts about Motherhood and Childhood based on Jeffrey L. Singman’s The Middle Ages: Everyday Life in Medieval Europe.  The book offers a great glimpse into life in the Middle Ages from the perspective of … Continue reading

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The prank that tore apart the family of William the Conqueror

It is not surprising to hear of brothers playing pranks on each other. However, when your father is King of England, the ramifications could lead to more trouble than anyone would realize.

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