Legendary People: Lady Godiva

This is the first post in a new series I’ve been wanting to start for a while now. With medieval history in particular, there are lots of figures who have taken on legendary status. Some of these may have had real, historic roots, whilst others were purely fictional, but in the centuries since people have […]

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Mischievous Monks and Naughty Nuns

Many people perceive the medieval times to be extremely religious, with the Church constantly pushing the ideas of sin and salvation onto the population. Ideas of overly zealous churchmen preaching to trembling congregations are conjured, with everyone concerned about the soul and the afterlife. Whilst aspects of this are true, the reality is that medieval […]

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