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Fashion Trends You Need To Get In On! 1) The Classic Tunic! Everyone needs their own tunic or you're missing out on the basics of clothing. 2) Hose. Who needs trousers anymore? 3) High Double Horned Headresses! They're totally in style. Tip; the more pointed your headdress, the sharper you'll look. So cute! 4) Tight Lacing. I know. Pretty hurts :(. But if you wanna stay in fashion, make sure that lacing is tight, tight, tight! It looks like form-fitting is becoming a new trend. 5) Embroidered Edges. Sometimes it's the little things that count! Embroidered edges will add a nice touch to your gown and give you that boost your outfit needs.

What It's Like Dining Like a Noble in Feudal Europe: "Cutlery? No thanks, just a knife for me." "Who needs plates when you have bread? Thank God for trenchers." "We're having about 20 guests so 5 trenchers and 2 cups will do. " "Wow, good thing I restocked the spice cabinet or else I wouldn't be able to experience this heaven of spice." "Chamomilllleeeee. GOOOLLDD. Yummmmm." "Apple cider or grape wine?" "I should probably gift this deer to the neighbor. We've been getting along so well! A token of our good relationship!" "This swan was so nicely seasoned." "WHY DO WE HAVE SO MUCH FOOD?? Darn, I'm going to end up finishing all this today." "Dang, I bet the king's enjoying his whale right about now... while I'm stuck with this lame lobster. Life is hard." "Do we eat everything? I don't think we eat everything. Well, now I'm having second thoughts. Hmm, beavers, swans, eagles, eels... But those are all pretty common..." "Should I hunt game today? But there's already beef, pork, mutton, and lamb here." "Put chamomile in that."

Marriage Tips! Are you choosing the right man for your daughter? First of all, you should know who's best for your daughter but if you really need some guidelines, I'm here to help out! These customs are pretty basic but let's go over them. Here are some tips on finding the right man! 1) Age gap? Don't worry about it! Been there, done that. He's 40? She's 15? That's okay. It's not about love. It's about the cash! Don't stress too much over the age difference, she's becoming a woman; she can handle it. 2) Check back in your records because if that boy is too closely related with your little girl then that's an automatic no! Also, that is incest and disgusting! 3) Have any religious or monastic vows taken place amongst the two? Well you better check because if so, you may need a new groom. 4) Is it a time for fasting (lent or advent)? He may be a good man but the timing's all wrong. Check again next week? Or month? 5) Rapist? Call off the wedding. 6) Cheater? Call off the wedding. 7) Incest? So he's a family man! Call off the wedding. 8) Murderer? Call off the wedding.

Life Hacks to Keep Your Home More Orderly! 1) Leave the stuff out of the way! This will give you more space and rid of those hiding areas the mice get into. Catch those pesks! 2) Get larger and thicker blankets! The castle is always so chilly. Always. 3) Grab your servant and a towel and fan that smoke out! From that never-ending fire in the castle, you will be bathing in smoke. Air it out! It seems simple but it makes it all the more bearable. Wait a minute... if we have a fire that keeps going then why is it still so cold? Hmm... 4) Water down the garderobes more often! This will certainly help that odor. Brrr. The odor of death... 5) Spend a little more time on finding portable light sources! This will help the constant darkness. If only the windows weren't so tiny...

Part 3: 1) Drunkards Cloak This was a gentle form of punishment, made for humiliation. It's described as alike to a butter chum, enclosing all around except for an opening at the bottom and a small hole at the top for the head. This punishment was meant for drunkards, if you couldn't tell. 2) Horses Yet another form of punishment by an animal. Poor horsie. Imagine being that horse, with a random man's bloody arm attached to you by a rope. The struggles of being a horse! This form of punishment is when the victim's limbs are attached to horses by rope. The horses are then commanded to charge, quickly ripping off each limb at once. Ouch. Just like a Band-Aid? 3) Scold's Bridle This punishment is also for humiliation, but also to silence the wearer. It had a piece with spikes that lay right on top of the tongue. The wearer had to maintain one position with her tongue for a minimum amount of discomfort. This device was used for lower class women who nagged or spoke with it respect, otherwise it was worn by those accused of witchcraft. 4) Iron Chair Obviously, this chair is ... spiky. This was also used to extract confessions. The sitter would sink deeper and deeper into the spikes until they bled to death. Or else they would be weighed down or forced to watch another suffer on the chair.

Part 2: 1) Water Torture Honestly, these people use anything they find and make it a torture device, don't they? The torturers used water as a torture device by basically forcing them to drink water until they can't hold anymore, and they... they... they burst. Worse yet, imagine taking in pints and pints of liquid with your head tipped upside down! Gravity says no! EVEN WORSE, sometimes they would even beat the victim until he/she threw up then they just continue that force drinking process! Who's idea was it to keep this legal? WHO?? 2) Mask of Shame I wouldn't say this punishment is that bad but it doesn't mean I'm not complaining either. These masks were used for public humiliation and meant to be worn at ALL times. They often had donkey ears and/or pig's snouts which I find very offensive because all animals are adorable! They are not humiliating. Hmph. Moving on, to make it even more embarrassing for the wearer, the had bells or whistles on them to call attention to the wearer. And wearers would even be attacked by hostile mobs who probably had pitchforks lit on fire (I know I'm not the only one who imagines it that way). But still! Not the worst part. I'd say the worst part is you can't eat or sleep! Those are the only parts of the day anyone looks forward to! Way to strip people of their basic human rights, Catholic Church! Grr, darn you. 3) Mice Brrrr, this one gives me shivers. Torturers simply put a mouse inside the victim and the mouse crawls around in there! Just to find it's way out. Very, very painful. Was anyone thinking about how the mouse felt in there? I don't know which I pity more: the mouse or whoever it's in...

10 Torture Devices to Avoid This Month (Part 1): Don't you just hate when they order you for torture. UGH. The worst. One mistake and you're sent to the Inquisition. (I was framed! You know what I got for it? Permanent damage!) What's the point in having a king when he's not even actually ruling, the church has the real control and the church is brutal, no doubt about it. Hmph. Well, lucky you, I'm here to tell you what the Inquisition has in store for you if you were to... Well, do something. Here are 10 torture devices to avoid this month! 1) Coffin Torture If you get stuck in this bad a pickle... Boy, you are not getting out. When the torturers use this method on a person, he/she is placed in the coffin BUTT-NAKED and the coffin is hung. For minor crimes, they'll have to stick around for a couple days, but for more serious crimes... you dead. And watch out for the pedestrians because they will attack with their award-winning tomatoes. Sigh, tough crowd. 2) Breaking Wheel Well doesn't that sound pleasant. In short, they tie you to a wheel and slam your limbs with a hammer while they spin the wheel. This punishment really ruins Thor for me... 3) The Rack This device was the most gruesome. Would the victims really rather have their limbs torn from their bodies than to just confess? Honestly, it doesn't sound too difficult... The Rack was a form of torture that came in many types of devices. The main idea is one would be strapped to the device and there would be a type of crank. The cranking would tighten the ropes, dislocating the victim's limbs and if they still haven't 'fessed up... Well, I guess they'll have to manage with a peg leg...