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Medieval Phlebotomy

Originally posted on A Writer's Perspective:
For some reason I had assumed that bloodletting wasn’t very common in the Middle Ages, but my current reading about medieval medicine has set me right. Even in the early Middle Ages it…

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Making Medieval Fabric

Originally posted on A Writer's Perspective:
Dried teasel head Last week we looked at the processes wool underwent before it got to the weaver. Now we’ve arrived at the loom. Of the processes described in the previous post,  there…

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Medieval Monday: Washing Laundry

Originally posted on Allison D. Reid:
Whenever I’m tempted to gripe about doing piles of laundry, I remind myself that I really don’t have it all that bad. After all, the washer and dryer are really doing most of the…

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Countdown Deal – Blossom on the Thorn

Until the end of 2nd Feb – only 99c/99p 1195 “I should have had nothing to do with those accursed Angevins. I should have run like hell in the opposite direction.” Giles de Soutenay can scarcely be blamed for his … Continue reading

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The Medieval Bailiff

Originally posted on A Writer's Perspective:
Whilst I was finding out about stewards last week, I was also reading about bailiffs.  The bailiff was the senior person living on the manor if the lord was absent. Whereas the position…

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Histfic bargains for your kindle

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A Medieval Childhood

Originally posted on A Writer's Perspective:
A couple of weeks ago we had a bit of a discussion in the comments about medieval children and their sleeping and playing arrangements. As a result, I’ve been reading about children this…

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