And it's one hell of a catchup.
To begin with, lets talk about one of the main struggles of studying this topic. Namely, that spotting slavery is difficult. We’re dealing with a time where our written record hardly mentions anyone except the very upper levels of society, and even then it’s mostly just the upper levels that are either in (or interact [...]
So when I started looking into this topic I was intending to do a single episode. But the rabbit hole goes deep, and so this is part one of a series. Buckle up.
Zee has some thoughts on this. And you know her, she isn't one to mince words.
We're doing a deep dive into pets in the medieval era, and it's a blast.
Oh... and a hurdy gurdy.
We ignore it. We pretend it doesn't matter. We act like it's just a minor aspect of our lives, and instead focus on the things we do outside of our homes. But our homes, our clothes, and our food make up a HUGE part of our lives. So lets talk about what those things looked [...]
Most of us do it at least once in our lives. We given it have a lot of names for it over the years - winding little balls of yarn, rolling in the hay, making whoopie, having the corn ground. And today the BHP is going there. This episode is about sex. It’s a critical [...]
Edward, son of Alfred, had a rather strange name for someone who was in line to take the throne. Edward isn’t something that appears in previous West Saxon royal lineages. The house of Wessex preferred AEthel for their children. King AEthelwulf named his children AEthelstan, AEthelred, AEthelbald, AEthelberht, AEthelswith…. Names that boasted of the family’s [...]