Kingdom Come Deliverance

Kingdom Come Deliverance is a first-person, medieval RPG based in realism rather than the magic you find in most RPGs of this type. It is based around true stories during the early 15th century medieval Bohemia at the time of King Wenceslas IV and his half-brother Sigismund’s opposition to the throne. Currently the game is in Read more about Kingdom Come Deliverance[…]

The truth behind medieval chivalry

From Kathleen McGarvey, University of Rochester: Our popular ideas of the chivalric world are off base, according to historian Richard Kaeuper. The gallant knights on horseback and banners unfurling before exciting tournaments largely come from people in the 19th century who saw the Middle Ages through a romantic haze. Chivalry was a violent, often grisly, phenomenon. Read more about The truth behind medieval chivalry[…]

Satellite detects evidence of another Viking North American settlement

From the NY Times: A thousand years after the Vikings braved the icy seas from Greenland to the New World in search of timber and plunder, satellite technology has found intriguing evidence of a long-elusive prize in archaeology — a second Norse settlement in North America, further south than ever known. Read the full article.

The wealthy and lead poisoning in the Middle Ages

Article from the University of Southern Denmark: “Being rich in the Middle Ages led to an unhealthy life” Summary: In the Middle Ages only wealthy town people could afford to eat and drink from beautiful, colored glazed cups and plates. But the glazing was made of lead, which found its way into the body if you Read more about The wealthy and lead poisoning in the Middle Ages[…]

Archaeologists discover ancient Anglo-Saxon Island

From Fox News: Experts in the U.K. have discovered the remains of an Anglo-Saxon island, which they are touting as a site of huge archaeological importance… …The amazing Lincolnshire discovery was sparked by Graham Vickers, a local man with a metal detector who unearthed a silver stylus from a disturbed plough field. Vickers reported the Read more about Archaeologists discover ancient Anglo-Saxon Island[…]