Jan Sadlowski

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Cheat Sheet to the Medieval Henrys

Are you confused by all the medieval people named Henry? Cait Stevenson provides you this awesome guide!

World History

Benjamin Franklin and His Son, Divided by Independence

In late 1772 Benjamin Franklin received a startling package from an unknown sender. It was a collection of letters from several high-ranking colonial …

10 things to do in Edinburgh

With a dramatically beautiful Old Town and stylishly modern New Town, it’s little wonder Edinburgh is enticing increasing numbers of visitors each …

Scotland

History quiz – Quakers and Kingmakers

Questions written by Eugene Byrne, author and journalist.<p>Quakers and Kingmakers quiz<p>How will you fare in this week's history quiz? Questions written …

On this day in 1152: Eleanor of Aquitaine marries Henry II

Eleanor of Aquitaine was, without doubt, one of the most important royal figures in the medieval West. Heiress to vast lands, wife to two kings, and mother to five monarchs, she ruled with energy, a notable personality, and a firm grip of political affairs that single her out from the nobility of …

World History

Taste Beyond The Tongue

Durham University unveils plaque to Scottish Battle of Dunbar prisoners

<b>A new plaque has been unveiled to commemorate 17th Century Scottish soldiers who died in Durham after being captured in battle.</b><p>Remains of the soldiers, who were imprisoned in Durham Cathedral after the 1650 Battle of Dunbar, were discovered in a mass grave in 2013.<p>A minute's silence and a lecture …

Durham University

The Victorian Belief That a Train Ride Could Cause Instant Insanity

“Railway madmen” were thought to be activated by the sounds and motion of train travel.<p>January, 1865. The peace on a regular English train journey …

Flowers Deer Won't Eat

There are all kinds of ways to repel deer from the garden, ranging from potions made with garlic, hot sauce and rotten eggs, to scare sprinklers and …

Medieval Mothers Had to Marry and Murder to Get Their Way

In the rough-and-tumble setting of medieval England, royal mothers were expected to do far more than just ensure their children, the future monarchs, …

Celebrate Mother's Day With Patti LaBelle's Cinnamon Crumb Cake

"Food is the best way to bring people together."<p>Sweeten up your Mother’s Day gathering with this standout from Patti LaBelle’s new cookbook <i>Desserts</i> …

This woman helped the Union win the Civil War, but not in the glamorous way many people think

Anna Ella Carroll became a confidante of Abraham Lincoln<p>In 1870, the suffragist Matilda Gage mentioned Anna Ella Carroll in an essay concerning the …

Ulysses S. Grant

Ovid

Publius Ovidius Naso, more commonly known to history as Ovid (43 BCE - 17 CE), was one of the most prolific writers of the early Roman Empire. His …

6 Black Explorers That Will Transform How You See the Ancient World

<b>West African Ruler Abubakari II Brought Africans to America Before Columbus</b><p>Christopher Columbus wasn’t responsible for Africans ultimately coming to …

The Real Wives of Jamestown

By December 1620, Anne Rickard was tired of her life in the London parish of St James Clerkenwell. For unsaid reasons, she decided to do something …

Bede

Bede (c. 673 CE - 735 CE) was an English monk, historian, and scholar who lived in the Kingdom of Northumbria. He is at times referred to as the …

Six Stretches to Help Your Stiff Back Feel and Move Better

The reasons for feeling discomfort along your back are pretty complex, but too much sitting or staying in one position for too long can be among the …

Alys Fowler: thinking of a green wall? Give climbing plants a go instead

On the walk to work, I pass a half-dead green wall. It had gone the way of many green walls, which are often far more work than anyone wants to let on. So I pondered the merits of green walls versus climbers. Climbers won. These are plants that actually want to grow upwards across something …

Climbing

The Medieval Magazine: Celebrating International Women’s Day (Volume 3, Issue 4)

We've just released our latest issue of the Medieval Magazine in celebration of International Women's Day!

Medieval

360° video: Re-enacting Rome in Spain

For two days each year, more than 100 re-enactors populate the ancient roman city of Italica, the oldest Roman settlement in Spain and hometown of Emperors Trajan and Hadrian.<p>On February 24 and 25, they celebrate ITALICA VIVA Re-enactment Days, the biggest event of its kind in Southern Spain.<p>It is …

The influence of the House of Habsburg

Hugo Gerhard Ströhl (Public Domain) via Wikimedia Commons<p>Hugo Gerhard Ströhl (Public Domain) via Wikimedia Commons<p>One of the most influential and …

World History

Three Tips to Help You Avoid Hitchhiking Bed Bugs From a Hotel Room

Bed bugs are crafty little things. Not only will they make even a nice hotel room their home, but they’ll cling to your clothes and climb in your bag …

Bedbugs

This Simple Trick Makes Box Cake Mix 1,000 Times Better

It's life-changing.<p>I consider myself a baker—which to me means, I bake at least once a week, if not more. And more often than not, I'd rather go the extra mile and make things from scratch than use a mix, a refrigerated dough, or a pre-made batter. I just feel like mixing a few ingredients makes a …

Adding Chains to a Too-Short Foundation

We’ve all been there. You’ve made your chain – 50, 100, 300 chains long. Maybe you even added a couple extra, just in case (after all, you can always …

The Post

A tale of four skulls: what human bones reveal about cities

The UN human settlements programme predicts that homo sapiens will soon be a majority urban species: 60% of humans will live in cities by 2030. More than 10 millennia of adaptations have gone into changing our lives from free-range to metropolitan. Yet in evolutionary terms this is a blindingly …

London Bridge

Banana Nut Muffins

Breakfast

The Difference Between Blackstrap and True Molasses

Serious Eats<p>VIDEOS<p>Watch More Videos<p>Growing up in Kentucky, I always took it for granted that everyone had a few jars of local molasses on the shelf. My dad taught me to drizzle a big spoonful over a pat of butter to mash up and slather on cornbread, and my mom taught me how to grease a measuring …