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Why Medieval? with Doug Moncur
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Why Medieval? with Doug Moncur

I’m not really a medievalist, but for some reason I’ve always had a fascination for that nebulous period that we could call late antiquity/early medieval when things changed in some very interesting ways.I don’t have an explanation why this fascinates me so much, except it goes back a long way, to second or third grade when I was asked to be what I wanted to be when I grew up, and I replied ‘an archaeologist’, which kind of confounded my teacher who probably expected something a little less exotic.

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Castle and Countship for sale in Italy

Castle Carbonana in the Italian region of Umbria dates back to the fifth century, when according to Papal records, it was built as a military post. Located a few kilometers away from the village of Gubbio, the owner of the castle is also automatically recognized as the Count of Carbonana.The main part of the castle was built in the 14th century, but two of its towers are much older, with one dating back to the 5th century, and the other to the 10th.
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Medieval Food

Medieval Food explores the cuisine and cooking found in the Middle Ages. The articles listed here show that people ate and drank a wide variety of foods and beverages, and dietary habits across medieval world could be significantly different.Medieval Food ArticlesFeasting And The Culture of Anglo-Saxon Food, by Gerald P.
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Medieval Crime and Punishment

Medieval Crime and Punishment deals with how criminal behavior was dealt with in the Middle Ages. All medieval societies had developed laws to deal with issues like murder, theft, treason and other crimes. A wide range of solutions emerged over time to keep social peace and deal with criminals and violent people.
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Why Medieval? with Tami Cook

I went Medieval for castles. My mom bought me a child’s castle book that broke down the many aspects of life in a Medieval castle when I was young. I spent my childhood roaming around the Lord’s residence and make believing I was a princess. What little girl didn’t want to be a princess?Courtly love, dresses, horses, knights jousting for my honor, and the occasional wizard filled my thoughts.
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Vikings in Greenland

The Viking era in Greenland began when Gunnbjørn Ulf-Krakuson first saw the island sometime during the early 10th century. Gunnbjørn was blown off course while sailing from Norway to Iceland, an event that would happen to several ships who were trying to cross the North Atlantic.It was not until 982 when the Vikings tried to settle the island.
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Why Medieval? with Scott Jenkins

My interest in medieval history first began during a random bout of insomnia. The BBC and Open University used to show documentaries into the wee small hours. Presumably to be recorded and watched by OU students. There was always something of interest to watch, or to help you fall asleep, on a vast array of subjects: Art, Chemistry, Physics and History.
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Medieval Dress

Medieval Dress and Clothing are an area of interest for many medievalists, but finding information can often be difficult. Research can be done from archaeological finds, artistic works, and other sources. This section offers some of the information available online related to what people wore in the Middle Ages, including medieval dresses, jewelry and other fashion, as well as about the clothing-making industry in the medieval world.
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The Normans

The Normans were the descendants of a Viking group which settled in the region of Normandy, in northern France, during the late ninth century. After establishing a strong regional power, the Normans under Duke William I conquered England in the 11th century. Meanwhile other Norman adventurers traveled to other parts of medieval Europe, where they served as mercenaries and soldiers.
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Why Medieval? with Philip McDonnell

My love of the medieval started around the age of 4 or 5. I didn’t know what medieval meant but that didn’t matter. There was an imported French-Canadian TV series in the late 60s called “Desert Crusader” (Thibaud ou les Croisades to the natives) that grabbed my attention. I didn’t and couldn’t possibly have understood the political storylines it presented at so young an age but it inspired hours of playtime fun and planted the seed for where I am today.
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Why Medieval? with Doug Moncur

I’m not really a medievalist, but for some reason I’ve always had a fascination for that nebulous period that we could call late antiquity/early medieval when things changed in some very interesting ways.I don’t have an explanation why this fascinates me so much, except it goes back a long way, to second or third grade when I was asked to be what I wanted to be when I grew up, and I replied ‘an archaeologist’, which kind of confounded my teacher who probably expected something a little less exotic.
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Castle for Sale in Australia: Waterstone Castle

Waterstone Castle is approved as a Bed and Breakfast. The majestic home has 6 bedrooms, three bathrooms, lots of natural light, indoor water feature fernery and native gardens.The large kitchen is well set up to cater for the family gatherings or full Bed and Breakfast operation. The kitchen also features an island bench, walk in panty and plenty of room for an informal eating area and access to the balcony where alfresco dining is a real treat.
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