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Month: April 2024

William Marshal and Richard the Lionheart: Two fierce knights in the 12th century

#William Marshal and Richard the Lionheart: Two fierce knights in the 12th century By Steven Muhlberger What happens when William Marshall and King Richard I take part in the same siege? The History of William Marshal is a classic source…

Seminoles Taught American Soldiers a Thing or Two About Guerrilla Warfare

#Seminoles Taught American Soldiers a Thing or Two About Guerrilla Warfare The word “Seminole” is derived from the Muscogean word simanó-li, or “runaway,” reflecting a common heritage, as Upper Creeks from Alabama, Lower Creeks from Georgia, other affiliated tribes and escaped…

Black Bean Smashburgers.

#Black Bean Smashburgers. These black bean smashburgers are my favorite veggie burger! A simple, easy black bean mixture is smashed into a hot sizzling pan until super thin and crisp. Top with cheddar and add your lettuce and tomato –…

Stunning Trojan War frescoes found in Pompeii banquet hall

#Stunning Trojan War frescoes found in Pompeii banquet hall The excavation of insula 10 in Pompeii’s Regio IX neighborhood next to the recently-unearthed bakery has uncovered a banqueting hall with splendid wall frescoes depicting mythological characters and motifs from the…

New Medieval Books: The Mongol Storm

#New Medieval Books: The Mongol Storm The Mongol Storm: Making and Breaking Empires in the Medieval Middle East By Nicholas Morton Basic Books ISBN: 981541616301 This book examines how the medieval Middle East was reshaped by the invasion of the Mongol…

The Viking Blood Eagle: Horrific Ritual or Horrific Metaphor?

#The Viking Blood Eagle: Horrific Ritual or Horrific Metaphor? As described in a number of sagas, the “blood eagle” was a particularly gruesome form of ritual sacrifice of high-status captives to the god Odin. Historians have debated whether this ritual…

From Flails to Scandals: 10 Medieval Studies’ Articles Published Last Month

#From Flails to Scandals: 10 Medieval Studies’ Articles Published Last Month What’s new in medieval studies? Here are ten articles published in March, which tell us about topics including the Bayeux Tapestry and Louis the Stammerer. This series on Medievalists.net…

This Patient Rider Spent Months Retracing the Pony Express on Horseback

#This Patient Rider Spent Months Retracing the Pony Express on Horseback When the Central Overland California and Pikes Peak Express Co. launched the Pony Express on April 3, 1860, fanfare for the new express mail service made newspaper headlines from…

‘Triple whammy’: World’s largest insurers accused of ‘abject failure’ to tackle rising emissions

#’Triple whammy’: World’s largest insurers accused of ‘abject failure’ to tackle rising emissions Major study of world’s 65 largest insurers details ‘triple whammy’ of underwriting and investing in projects fuelling global warming, environmental damage, and failing to protect human rights…

The Art of Medieval Anatomy with Taylor McCall

#The Art of Medieval Anatomy with Taylor McCall These days, most of us have a good working knowledge of what’s going on with our internal organs. But in the Middle Ages, most people – even doctors – never got to…