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  • Find out how your medieval life would look like?

    What Job Would You Have In Medieval Times?

    Find out how your medieval life would look like?

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  • Are you ready to journey into Middle-earth one last time? Come celebrate the final film in Peter Jackson's epic film series, The Hobbit, with us and find out which member of Thorin's Company you're most like!

    The Hobbit: Which Member of Thorin’s Company Are You?

    Are you ready to journey into Middle-earth one last time? Come celebrate the final film in Peter Jackson's epic film series, The Hobbit, with us and find out which member of Thorin's Company you're most like!

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  • The end of the year is a messy mixture of different celebrations. Whatever your personal or religious background, the original celebration was the winter solstice - celebrated by our ancestors for thousands of years. We take a look beyond modern history and find some interesting customs that have survived the test of time.

    Is Yule Cool – Or An Old-Fashioned Medieval Celebration?

    The end of the year is a messy mixture of different celebrations. Whatever your personal or religious background, the original celebration was the winter solstice - celebrated by our ancestors for thousands of years. We take a look beyond modern history and find some interesting customs that have survived the test of time.

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  • Everyone loves visiting England's wonderful medieval cathedrals. However, it's not quite as easy as taking a multiple-choice internet quiz! At last, now you can find out which one of the diocesan mother churches of the Middle Ages can be assigned to your exact personality type!

    Which Medieval English Cathedral are you?

    Everyone loves visiting England's wonderful medieval cathedrals. However, it's not quite as easy as taking a multiple-choice internet quiz! At last, now you can find out which one of the diocesan mother churches of the Middle Ages can be assigned to your exact personality type!

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  • It's that time of year again - the mad scramble for the perfect Christmas gift for the historian, nerd, avid reader on your list. Here are a few suggestions for you - new releases for December and January!

    Medieval Books for Christmas

    It's that time of year again - the mad scramble for the perfect Christmas gift for the historian, nerd, avid reader on your list. Here are a few suggestions for you - new releases for December and January!

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  • One of the most iconic traditions of Christmas is having a tree in your house, decorating it and placing the presents underneath. How early did this tradition begin?

    The Earliest Christmas Tree

    One of the most iconic traditions of Christmas is having a tree in your house, decorating it and placing the presents underneath. How early did this tradition begin?

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  • Did you ever feel you were born to rule? Perhaps you feel you're in the wrong time or place? Find out which famous queen you were in a past life!

    Which Queen Were You In Your Past Life?

    Did you ever feel you were born to rule? Perhaps you feel you're in the wrong time or place? Find out which famous queen you were in a past life!

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  • I recently visited the British Museum and enjoyed their Witches and Wicked Bodies exhibit which runs until January 11th, 2015. It displays art depicting witches from the middle ages up to the late nineteenth century. This post looks at a few late medieval interpretations of witches and the artists behind these works.

    How Witches Looked in Medieval Art

    I recently visited the British Museum and enjoyed their Witches and Wicked Bodies exhibit which runs until January 11th, 2015. It displays art depicting witches from the middle ages up to the late nineteenth century. This post looks at a few late medieval interpretations of witches and the artists behind these works.

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