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Roast unicorn anybody? What they ate in the Middle Ages!

The British Library reported in April this year that it had found a long lost medieval cookbook that included a recipe for roast unicorn – it even included a helpful picture of the unicorn being roasted. Just as I was…

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Aleppo – a great medieval city under threat

The civil war in Syria now threatens one of the historic gems of the Middle East that loomed large during the crusades. Aleppo was stormed many times by the Byzantines and the crusaders as they tried to eject the Saracens….

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Top baddies of the Middle Ages!

Here they are – the TOP baddies of the Middle Ages! KING JOHN OF ENGLAND Took on the barons and lost, then made to sign Magna Carta Excommunicated by the Pope Mislaid the crown jewels in a marshy swamp Fled…

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Some amazing Templar images

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Templar era image of the Resurrection

Thousands of medieval religious images in England were smashed up and broken during the turbulent years of the 16th century Reformation – when the country swept away the Catholic church and the monasteries and embraced the new Protestant faith. Another…

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Charing Cross – the devotion of a king to his dead wife

Edward I – the king who defeated Braveheart – could never be regarded as a particularly sentimental man but when it came to his wife, he was a clearly a very devoted husband. Eleanor of Castile was the great great…

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TV adverts with medieval themes

Who would have thought that medieval themes could sell stuff? But there are plenty of adverts that have drawn on the medieval period when the Templars were around to shift merchandise. Here are some of them! This Serbian ad requires…

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Medieval comedy at the movies

Comedians take aim at the Middle Ages

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The Forgotten Crusade

Victory and Defeat – part III of the BBC series ‘The Crusades‘ aired tonight in the UK.  Jerusalem had fallen once more to Islam while three Christian kingdoms – Antioch, Tripoli and (confusingly) Jerusalem – clung on to the coastline….

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Did women fight in the Crusades?

It’s a subject that has vexed historians and history buffs – did women fight in the crusades? There are strong claims that they did. But what role did they actually play? Saracen claim of women on crusade The Saracen chronicler…

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