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13 Strange Superstitions: Bizarre Beliefs from Around the World

13 Strange Superstitions: Bizarre Beliefs from Around the World

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Crazy Medieval Medical Practices We Still Use Medieval times were dark and without reason, or at least that’s what we’re taught to think. But contrary to this popular belief, many of our common medical practices have roots in this period. Of course the treatments have been refined and the instruments standardized, but many practices are relatively unchanged. So if you’ve ever wondered about the origins of modern medical procedures, check out our list of amazing ones from the Middle Ages which we still use today: #1 Bloodletting A.K.A Phlebotomy We’re all shocked and disgusted when we hear about medieval bloodletting, but this seemingly crazy practice is still used today. Tony Robinson on the top five superstitions that gripped medieval Britain Ancient Britons didn’t despatch people willy-nilly, but in times of crisis – if a whole community was rocked by plague, say – then they might decide to sacrifice somebody as a way of bartering with the gods. In some cases, a wicker pyre in the shape of a man would be stuffed with animals and even human offerings. We can trace this practice back to Celtic times. The Celts saw the world in which they lived as crammed full of gods.

The King's Speech: the real story This became a mutual love the day after a Luftwaffe bomb landed on Buckingham Palace. 'I’m glad we’ve been bombed,’ Queen Elizabeth said memorably. 'Now we can look the East End in the face.’ John Boorman’s autobiographical film Hope and Glory, about growing up in London during the Blitz, captures this relationship well. Medieval History, Castles MedievalPlus.com The Middle Ages is a period in European history which, along with its adjective ‘Medieval’, was first referred to by italian scholars and academics of the late fifteenth century. They were basically stating that the society in which they now lived was significantly more civilized and advanced in many ways, than that which had existed during the previous thousand years. This may have been true within certain elite sections of Italian society which had begun to emulate the art and philosophy of ancient Greece, but generally in Italy and Europe overall no all-pervading change had occurred.

10 Completely Uncanny Superstitions From The Middle Ages Weird Stuff In the pre-scientific Middle Ages, the world was at the same time both fascinating and frightening. In the absence of proper knowledge, people had no choice but to fall back on their own imaginations to make sense of the myriad natural phenomena around them. The result was a world where everything seemed magical, a place teeming with angels and demons, fairies and goblins, elves, gnomes, and witches. This list takes us inside the medieval mind and the fears and superstitions through which it tried to explain the world. Wallis Simpson - Duchess American socialite Wallis Simpson became the mistress of Edward, Prince of Wales. Edward abdicated the throne to marry her, a period known as the Abdication Crisis. Synopsis

English people The English are a nation and ethnic group native to England, who speak the English language. The English identity is of early mediaeval origin, when they were known in Old English as the Angelcynn ("family of the Angles"). England is one of the countries of the United Kingdom and English people in England are British citizens. Their ethnonym is derived from the Angles, one of the Germanic peoples who migrated to Great Britain in the 5th century AD.[7]

10 Bizarre Medieval Medical Practices Creepy Medicine is one of the cornerstones of modern civilization—so much so that we take it for granted. It wasn’t always the case that you could just waltz into a doctor’s office to have them cure what ailed you. In medieval times, for example, things were a lot more dangerous, and a lot stranger. Edward VIII - Duke, King Edward VIII became king of the United Kingdom following the death of his father, George V, but ruled for less than a year. He abdicated the throne in order to marry his lover, Wallis Simpson, thereafter taking the title Duke of Windsor. Synopsis

Famous Medieval People - Medieval Life and Times Famous People - Medieval Biographies, Timelines and History of the Famous PeopleFamous people of the Medieval period and details of the key dates and events in their lives. Famous people include Medieval lords, nobles, warriors, religious leaders, inventors of both Europe and England during the Medieval times. For facts and interesting information, timelines and biographies of famous people click the links to the following: Cat superstitions Cat Superstitions Black Cat Superstitions As superstitions go, fear of a black cat crossing one's path is of relatively recent origin. It is also entirely antithetical to the revered place held by the cat when it was first domesticated in Egypt around 3000 BC. A black cat crossing one's path by moonlight means death in an epidemic.

Medieval Literature Facts and interesting information about Medieval Life,specifically, Medieval Literature Medieval Literature - The Dark Ages and the BardsEnglish Medieval literature had, so far as we know, no existence until Christian times of the Dark Ages when Latin was the language of English literature. English Medieval literature was not written. It is was passed by word of mouth from one generation to another by English, Welsh and Irish bards. Medieval English Literature In a Nutshell What do these things have in common? A king wielding a magical sword named ExcaliburA rude red-haired guy telling a highly-embellished fart jokeTruly righteous jousting tournaments with armored knights A woman who sees visions of Jesus and warns people to repent their sins If you guessed "Things I Saw On My Last Trip to Las Vegas," you lose.

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