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Historical Entertainment
2.7k voters12 Pretty Accurate Movies Set In Medieval TimesMedieval movies have been popular since Hollywood's early days, and they're still going strong. Everyone has films in this genre t...
Castles
2.3m viewsWhat Life Was Like In Medieval CastlesDon't be fooled by all the films that portray medieval castle life as an embarrassment of riches. Living in medieval castles wasn'...
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1.8m views27 Things You Didn't Know About the CrusadesWhat happened during the Crusades? What were the Crusades? This time is one of the most misunderstood periods of Western history. ...
Old Stuff
665k viewsWhat the Average Diet Was Like in Medieval TimesIf you've ever been to the restaurant Medieval Times or eaten at a Renaissance Faire, then you've been horribly misled about medie...
Middle Ages
402.9k views15 Bizarre & Surprisingly Brutal Stories You Never Knew About King ArthurWhen you think of stories about King Arthur, a few things come to mind: the Knights of the Round Table, chivalry, and the adultero...
Medicine
5k voters13 Horrifying Ancient Medical Devices That People Actually UsedGoing to the doctor nowadays might seem daunting, but it's nothing compared to what medicine was like centuries ago. Scary ancient...
Torture
9.7k votersThe Most Horrific Types of Medieval TortureThis list of gross torture methods used in medieval times proves how these medieval torture devices were some of the most sadistic...
Historical Entertainment
2.5k votersThe Dumbest Things We Believe About Medieval Times Thanks To MoviesFor the average person, the Middle Ages are one of the most misunderstood and overlooked time periods. They're also called "The Da...
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4.4k votersThe Most Brutal Medieval MonarchsIt's no secret that the word "medieval" evokes negative images, but in the case of these Middle Ages monarchs, those connotations ...
History
16.3k votersThe Best Medieval MoviesWhat are the best medieval movies? Kings, sword fights, jousting, horses... fire, pillaging, knights, people with English accents ...
Health
53k viewsWhat Was Hygiene Like In A Medieval Castle?The popular perception of personal hygiene in the Middle Ages is that there wasn't any. In truth, the medieval world was full of h...
History
318.3k viewsThe Coolest Things You Wish Were True About The Middle AgesFantasy novels, films, and TV shows set in pseudo-medieval times don't have to be historically accurate. That's part of the fun: s...
Historical Entertainment
1.3k votersThe Greatest Period TV Shows Set in Medieval TimesThe Medieval era spans a whopping thousand years, from the 5th to the 15th century. Appropriately also called the Middle Ages, it'...
Debunking
2.4k votersThe Dumbest Things We Believe About Medieval Warfare Thanks To MoviesHollywood has taken us to medieval battlefields for as long as it's been making movies. But while medieval warfare movies are defi...
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2.5k votersMyths About Medieval Warfare, DebunkedFrom the late 5th century to the 15th century, Europe was in the grip of the Middle Ages. Technological progress was stagnant, the...
History
479.6k viewsA Day In The Life Of A Medieval Executioner In Their 16th-Century HeydayThe daily life of a medieval executioner was not easy. They did more than simply chop off heads and break prisoners on the wheel. ...
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1.9k votersMedieval Reactions You'll Want to Use in Your Daily LifeHave you ever had one of those moments when life seemed so awkward, embarrassing, or just plain bad that you were absolutely certa...
What It's Like
116.4k viewsWhat It Was Like To Be On The Front Lines Of A Medieval BattleWhen called to battle during the Middle Ages in Europe, soldiers expected to be surrounded by unpleasant, if not downright unspeak...
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108k viewsAll The Theories Historians Have For Solving The Mystery Of Who King Arthur Really WasWho was King Arthur? The legendary chivalric king who led the Knights of the Round Table on searches for the Holy Grail, while his...
Military
308k viewsWhat It Was Actually Like To Be A Knight During Medieval TimesMany have imagined going back in time and becoming a real medieval knight or lady. Life for knights is assumed to have been brimmi...