Immigration in Medieval England

I don’t so much care to discuss current immigration politics, but since that is all the news is covering lately, I thought it would be interesting to look up what immigration was like in England during the Middle Ages. The following article from medievalists.net references England particularly during the 14th – 16th centuries. This period Read more about Immigration in Medieval England[…]

Podcast Planet Money, Episode 742: Making Bank

From NPR: During the Middle Ages, Christian pilgrims en route to Jerusalem had a problem. They needed to pay for food, transport and accommodation during their journey across Europe, which could take months. They also didn’t want to carry large amounts of precious coinage because they’d become a target for robbers. This became an obstacle Read more about Podcast Planet Money, Episode 742: Making Bank[…]

Ancient hand grenade from the Crusades

Not sure how I missed this story back in August. A centuries-old hand grenade that may date back to the time of the crusaders is among a host of treasures retrieved from the sea in Israel. The metal artifacts, some of which are more than 3,500 years old, were found over a period of years Read more about Ancient hand grenade from the Crusades[…]

600 year old medieval sword discovered

This is an older article from the beginning of the year I ran across recently. From Alehorn: A perfectly balanced Medieval Broadsword went missing in 1943 without a trace, and has evaded enthusiasts and academics for nearly a century. Finally, it’s been found – in a Texas restaurant. The Harriet Dean sword is one of Read more about 600 year old medieval sword discovered[…]