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Medieval Killer Priests who terrorised battlefields!

Medieval killer priests were men of the cloth who had no qualms about getting into armour and clubbing their enemies to death in battle

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How children died in medieval England

How children died in medieval England

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Is it a mosque or a church?

Toledo in Spain shows how Christians and Muslims lived together and even allowed churches to become mosques and vice versa

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Medieval Cluedo: Who murdered the Knights Templar?

Who murdered the Knights Templar and what was the motive? Tony McMahon plays a medieval game of Cluedo to find the answers to this mystery

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Exorcism, fairies, devils and how to turn a maiden in to a love slave

There is a growing belief in exorcism in the US and Europe. The casting out of devils is coming back into vogue. It’s something our ancestors would have understood. Evil spirits were all around them waiting to make them sick,…

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Torture and violence – medieval style!

Medieval torture and violence was shocking for its frequency with the state executing and torturing in the name of the law and crime rampant

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Jacob’s Ford – Templar massacre revisited

It was the turn of Channel Four in the UK to look at the Saracen massacre of Knights Templar at Jacob’s Ford in 1179 after this subject was visited by National Geographic earlier this year. The programme gave some interesting…

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How the plague ravaged medieval London

The Coronavirus has hit London hard but for centuries plague has stalked this city and the victims are buried right under your feet

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Funeral effigies – how the dead appeared at their own burial

Wooden figures of the dead were often placed next to tombs – life like images of the deceased

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Horrible ways to die five hundred years ago

The BBC has run an article online today about how recorded cases in Tudor times of people dying in rather unfortunate ways.  This included a maypole falling over, a woman picking cabbage leaves by a moat and tumbling in and…

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