The trivial pursuits of the
Middles Ages probably tell us as more about the time than the more
traditional medieval work, fasting and prayer. Of course, prayer
was a near-requirement to survive a brutal bout of medieval gameball…
- Medieval football
was the ancestor of European soccer and American football, sometimes
played free-for-all by entire villages over miles of country.
Due to the number of injuries it caused, the Lord Mayor of London
finally prohibited the game. The law was ignored, naturally…
- Compared to ‘gameball,’ Pastimes
of the Viking & Anglo-Saxon Age seems downright civilized.
Here’s an illustrated excursion into the games that Vikings played,
including music, dance and other pastimes…
- Welcome to Entertainment
in the Middle Ages an interactive playhouse hosting a
medieval archery tournament. Or try your hand at Hit the Thief
with a Tomato. Shockwave plug-in required.
Get the royal dirt on the gardens
of Hampton Court and Alhambra Palace, or discover ways in which
the medieval backyard served as a garden-variety medicine cabinet...
- The Transparanoia Bros have
skillfully recorded an 11-day journey into the unknown at Gargoyle
Quest. Click on the moving (and we mean moving)
photos to read the wacky commentary…
- From sublime to ridiculous Gargoyles...
- Finally, check out New York Carver's
own look at Notre
The German penchant for order
and tradition belies their wild history. Distinct races such as
the Bavarians and the Saxons, the Franks and the Swabians each had
their own dialects, customs and laws. In fact, there never was a
'German people' until right at the end of the Middle Ages. The glue
that finally bound them together was the medieval kingdom…
Besides giving truth to the
old adage "geometry is mathematics made beautiful," gothic geometry
also serves as a shortcut into the hearts and minds of medieval
craftspeople. So it's strongly recommended that you give this particular
historical reenactment a try.
Stories abound as to the Grail’s
current whereabouts: In England? Wales? Italy? Spain? The World
Wide Web is a depository for clues new and old in the quest for
the one, true Holy Grail…
- For a quick, illustrated overview,
Earthlore Explorations highlights the restorative and healing
powers of The
Holy Grail as told in literature. With quotes from
the writings of Alfred Lord Tennyson and Thomas Mallory…
- A brief history, and a list
of colorful words and slang terms like 'hoodwinked' and
'boozer' - and more from Falconry
in Medieval Europe…
- Introducing The
Hunt as portrayed in Arthurian literature… "The
Huntsman has been portrayed as both a master of wisdom and art,
of stealth and assurance, and at times, as simply a "sneaky bastard..."
- We’ve visited the byways of
this mega-site portraying the cyber village of Wichamstow once
before. Here, a good look at the Fauna
of Anglo-Saxon and Viking Age England...