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12th Century Inscribed #Sword Found on English Golf Course is Remnant of a Deadly Battle

Ancient Origins A digger team dredging a pond on the golf course where the bloody Battle of Fornham took place in England, discovered a.

Last Words from a Medieval Mother to her Son :http://www.medievalists.net/2015/11/19/last-words-from-a-medieval-mother-to-her-son/

Christine de Pisan instructs her son, Jean de Castel- this illustrates a touching short article about a century book by a Mother (who fears she will soon die) to her fifteen year old son.

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A depiction of a medieval market. While businessmen in the Middle Ages did amass personal fortunes, open greed was unacceptable to the community and could even lead to murder.

Oratorio di S. Stefano a Lentate sul Seveso  Leggenda di S. Stefano, riquadro 22. I genitori apprendono la notizia della morte di Stefano. I...

Oratorio di S. Stefano a Lentate sul Seveso Leggenda di S. Stefano, riquadro 22. I genitori apprendono la notizia della morte di Stefano. I...

Merchants at work at the annual Lendit Fair, which was held near St Denis, Paris each June from the 12th century - Credit Bridgeman Art Library

Merchants at work at the annual Lendit Fair, which was held near St Denis, Paris each June from the century - Credit Bridgeman Art Libr.

Detail of marginal grotesques of (below) monkeys blowing horns and (above) a winged man with animal legs playing a harp; from the Maastricht Hours, Netherlands (Liège), 1st quarter of the 14th century, Stowe MS 17, f. 61v.

Detail of marginal grotesques of (below) monkeys blowing horns and (above) a winged man with animal legs playing a harp; from the Maastricht Hours, Netherlands (Liège), quarter of the century, Stowe MS f.

I have always loved this Holbein sketch of a middle-class Tudor Era woman. Note the shoes.

Another interesting contemporary costume study, this time by Hans Holbein the Younger. It’s very unusual to see women’s shoes in Medieval and Renaissance artwork, making information about them scarce. This is a young Englishwoman between 1526 and

A dog with a shepherd, dogs hunting a stag and a rabbit, and a dog identifying a murderer and howling by its dead master, in a bestiary: England, 13th century

A dog with a shepherd, dogs hunting a stag and a rabbit, and a dog identifying a murderer and howling by its dead master, in a bestiary: England, century

Early 12th C jeu de tables board, 60x45cm. Wood with bone inlay. We do not know the rules or how play progressed, but we do know that, like in backgammon, the game was played with dice and fifteen black and fifteen white game pieces. In the Middle Ages, jeu de tables was a parlor game in which calculation and strategy played a large part. Knowing how to play was part of the education of a cultivated person. Saint Denis 18.374.36

Denis backgammon table, early 12 c. Bone veneer on wooden support. 60 cm x 24 cm. This object was discovered broken in a rubbish pit in the Basilica section of St-Denis.