Today on N. N. Light's Book Heaven we have a fabulous guest post all about medieval banquets by USA Today Bestseller @RuthACasie. As #foodies , we found ourselves drooling over the banquets and wondered if maybe banquets should make a comeback. What do you think?
🇮🇹 Buongiorno a tutti! ☀️
Sono già produttiva da un'oretta, in quanto stamattina ho messo la sveglia a 7.20 😅
Come potete vedere sto facendo degli schemini di storia per accelerare i tempi. Non sono un granché ma mi permettono di avere una chiara visione del contesto e dell'argomento.
Non vedo l'ora di togliermi questo esame! E anche di togliermi gli altri e andare ufficialmente in letargo 😂
Vi auguro una giornata produttiva, studiosi! 💪🏻 #studying#medievalhistory#summaries#pilot#studygram#langbr#motivation
Rochester Castle, Kent
There are castles in all corners of the U.K. and our recent trip to Kent took us to Rochester to visit one of the most important of it’s time.
It played a huge part in helping to protect the South East coast from invasion in the late medieval period.
The castle was built between 1087-1089 and saw military action for the last time in 1381.
Since then, as the castle became out of use, it was opened to the public from the 1870’s onwards and now in the 21st Century, the ruins are protected by the @englishheritage
So much history to enjoy and learn from this castle on a visit to the fascinating town of Rochester, a place also known for where Charles Dickens lived.
If you’re heading to the South East, make Rochester a spot to stop at and explore, it’s a fantastic place.
В эти выходные 23-24 июня варим, жарим, тушим и печём вместе с @litovka.by под Новогрудком.
This weekend, on June 23-24, cook, fry, stew and cook together with @litovka.by near Novogrudok
Huni su u velikoj meri uticali na zbivanja u Evropi tokom V veka. Ipak, bitka na Katalaunskim poljima koja se odigrala na danasnji dan 451.godine je znacajno promenila tok istorije. Evropa je prezivela Atilu i Hune, i bar za kratko vreme odlozila "mracno doba". #srednjivek#darkages#huni#atilathehun#medievalhistory
Feeling those princess Fiona fringe vibes. 🍃— also, I’m readying my dissertation reading list today! So if anyone has any good journal articles on King John or the Magna Carta that they recommend, hmu 👑
🔥🏰 HOW TO ATTACK A CASTLE 🏰🔥
... Our new title, the long-awaited ‘How To Attack A Castle (& How To Defend It)’ is finally here. ... To celebrate, we’ve put a special blog post together to showcase some highlights from the book.
Click on the link in our bio to see it.
... Here’s a little taster of what’s in store: 🛡Rain of fire: how attackers used flammable projectiles to destroy fortifications & terrorise their foes 🛡 Longbows vs crossbows: which was best? 🛡 Death, destruction & disease: how the trebuchet influenced castle warfare 🛡 The art of deception: how subterfuge & cunning could be more effective than firepower
If you’ve ever visited one of Britain’s magnificent castles and found yourself imagining what a siege was really like, then this is the book for you.
How To Attack A Castle (And How To Defend It) by Trevor Yorke is out now
Я в сторис немного похулиганила)))) Если вы ещё не смотрели, посмотрите, пока сторис не закончились))))
А эта чудесная мультифункциональная вещь - скатерть с набивным рисунком ручной работы. Я вчера выкладывала процесс её набойки. А сегодня пыталась сделать фото, но не знала как это обыграть, что даже не на шутку разошлась)))) Вобщем моё баловство в сторис. А здесь кусочек #medieval скатерти, которую я делала на заказ. Вот думаю нужно в конце концов и себе уже такую сделать))))
This counter piece, known as a tableman was used for a medieval board game similar to backgammon, it was played by nobles around 1050-1250. This one, like most tablemen counters were produced in Cologne, Germany and made from Walrus ivory imported from Scandinavia. It was popular to depict animals on these gaming pieces, this one, a rather unsympathetic depiction of a cat chasing a rat or mouse. Cats in Medieval Europe were regarded with suspicion and fear, owing to a connection with the pagan gods of the past. The Devil was even said to be able to transform into a black cat. Some Christian texts often compared Satan’s toying with one’s soul to that of a cat tormenting a mouse or rat. Peasantry in Medieval Europe also utilised cat fur to line their boots or coats as more expensive furs were only allowed for the elite. It wasn’t an entirely negative relationship however, as they were appreciated for keeping vermin away and as companion animals. Saint Gertrude for example, was the patron saint of cats. I tried to get a decent photo (as you can see in the second image) but the placement made it nigh impossible to see the mouse. Thankfully, the British Museum’s online archive and imaging service kindly permits their photographs to be used for non-commercial purposes, so you can see the counter here rather beautifully. It can be found in room 40. .
La guerra fue una parte muy importante dentro de la edad media porque asi se expandían todos los pueblos y fue la manera de mostrar la fuerza de un pueblo, asi que pueblo que más guerras ganaba, pueblo que mas posibilidades tenía de crecer en todos los aspectos
Handwriting, today's lesson comes to us from medieval Canterbury. Land deed for Wincheap and Thanington, 1375. Long ago I spent 5 years transcribing and decoding this sort of document and I'm still in awe of these beautiful English cursive hands: minute, abbreviated, functional but completely regular and intelligible. #medieval#medievalhistory#handwriting#script#parchment#vellum#canterbury
You saved me from myself
You healed from the world
Oh, my shelter in this cold
No more I was lone
Oh, your skin so cool
Long my mirage ruled
This body's nearly gone
Oh, soil and stars, my homes!
P.S. Oh gods and demons, I apologize deeply for easiest of lines I scribble on instagram...
Shallow and poor like a piece of trash on the puddle's surface. As if a primitive response for all the mental pathology I meet when rarely browsing through Instagram's "recommendations", utterly focused on pathetic trends, crooked values, sexualization, religious ostentatism and building worthless illusions...
The impoverishing effect of social media.
Most of all, the phantom of intellectual robbery making me write at the lowest level online. Pardon but faith in novels that shall illustrate my mind more accurately for you.
P.P.S. The braids that always hide... at least, the Hedera leaf revealed itself in the hair...
🗡 P.P.P.S. My foes, be gone from here.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🍃 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🍃 ⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀🍂 ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀🌱 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🌌⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #sorceress#highpriestess#magick#ohoh#prosepoetry#poetry_addicted#mylyrics#medievaltimes#heathen#occultism#leaves 🍃 #naturechild#nymphs#dryad#greenleaves#elvish#pagans#chaosmagick#medievalhistory#middleages#phantasy#symbolic#mywriting selfmade #leatherbelt#braidedstyles#paganlife#vikinglife , no #slavic#judgemental#forestdweller
I am in love with this pair of panels. Made for a church in Zaragoza, Spain, they were painted by Miquel Alcanyís. Alcanyís was active during 1420 and 1440, and his paintings survive mainly in Valencia and Mallorca. These two now live @philamuseum, and a third in the Museo Provincial de Bellas Artes in Zaragoza. •
The Nativity and Dormition of the Virgin, Miquel Alcanyís, 1421-1423, tempera and tooled gold on panel, The Philadelphia Museum of Art, cats. 756 and 757
Stolen goods from India: Part 1
THE PEACOCK THRONE:
The original throne, built for the Mughal emperor Shāh Jahān in the early 17th century, was a jewelled throne and reportedly one of the most splendorous thrones ever made. It was located in the Diwan-i-Khas (Hall of private audience- the emperor's closest ministers, chiefs, etc) It was ascended by silver steps and stood on golden feet set with jewels, and it was backed by representations of two open peacocks’ tails, gilded, enamelled, and inset with diamonds, rubies, and other stones. The throne was seized along with other plunder when the Iranian conqueror Nādir Shāh captured Delhi in 1739. He demanded the treasury of the then Mughal emperor, Muhammad, in exchange for the empire. The treasury consisted of several jewels, some of the worlds most expensive jewellery, and the Peacock Throne. Before leaving India, he had a divan made in the same style and brought both Peacock Thrones back to Iran, only to lose both in warfare with the Kurds, who apparently dismantled them and distributed the precious stones and metals. It is said that the throne cost Emperor Shah Jahan double the amount of what it cost him to make Taj Mahal.
ABDUL HAMID LAHORI'S DESCRIPTION OF THE THRONE: (a small extract) "The throne was to be three gaz in length, two and a half in breadth, and five in height, and was to be set with the above-mentioned jewels. The outside of the canopy was to be of enamel work with occasional gems, the inside was to be thickly set with rubies, garnets, and other jewels, and it was to be supported by twelve emerald columns. On the top of each pillar there were to be two peacocks thick set with gems, and between each two peacocks a tree set with rubies and diamonds, emeralds and pearls. The ascent was to consist of three steps set with jewels of fine water." ......................... A replacement throne based on the original was commissioned afterwards and existed until the Indian Rebellion of 1857.
#Historyfacts 2/100 -
So, does it bother you when people associate 'gossip' with women?
Well, its origins have to do with women. Here's the history of the word 'gossip'
In earlier times, when women gave birth, they were aided not by doctors but by midwives and by other women who had given birth earlier and had survived the ordeal.
Men were not allowed in. It was a strictly female domain.
During the birthing time, when women came together and spent hours together during the labor, of course they shared news of the town, stories of what happened when this woman or that woman went into labor, what's going on with that neighbor's farm or who's marriage is breaking up and so on.
Thus, these birthing occasions became hotbeds of trivial news.
Childbirth was among the highest killers of women in those times. Midwives, because the lives of pregnant women were in their hands, were also called 'God's siblings'...which with time shortened to 'God's sibs' and then became... 'gossips'
Thus, origins of the word 'gossip' and why it is associated with women
Immattonata, o via Immattonata. Mogliano.
La porta in cima la via è Porta Levante, ingresso al centro storico.
Dell'Immattonata si hanno notizie dal XIII secolo, costruita da maestranze locali.
È uno degli ingressi al centro storico più imponenti che abbia mai visto. (88th Spring day 2018-06-16 #dayofspring )