I cannot believe how soothing I’m finding this video of a German man in full Medieval costume explaining how people used to walk in the Middle Ages, before the advent of fixed-sole shoes.
Important developments in the jester trade: The Welsh town of Conwy has appointed its first official jester in 7o0 years. This suggests an imminent thaw in the long-frozen job market for official jesters. Your major in jesting and minor in practical jokes are FINALLY going to pay off.
Sounds like history teachers might owe rats a big apology this morning: A team of researchers is now arguing that they were not, in fact, guilty of spreading the devastating bubonic plague across medieval Europe. It's just like My Cousin Vinny!
Some tropes are so ingrained in Medieval-inspired fantasy stories that it's tempting to think that they represent real aspects of Medieval life. But often these stories are just reinforcing myths and misconceptions about life in the Middle Ages.
Forget Pretty in Pink Princess Barbie—tech savvy users can now turn their dolls into the most badass warriors.
The following chart, first published in 1990, is one consolidated visual guide (for men) to the incredibly complex and guilt-ridden rules of sex in Christian Medieval times as prescribed by penitentials. According to James Hamblin at the Atlantic: