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Creating Viking Age Clothing in the 21st Century

By Megan MurrayToday’s cultural image of a Viking is of a hulking man fit with a horned helm and piles of fur. Is there a better way of creating clothing that melds fantasy and reality?My interest in Norse garb started with the tv show Vikings. The show hooked me from the start. It brought to life a past full of colourful characters, heart pounding action, and the impacts of clashing cultures meeting and adapting to one another.
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What Was the Religious Significance of the Roman Baths?

This article is an edited transcript of The Roman Baths with Stephen Clews on Dan Snow’s Our Site, first broadcast 19 June 2017. You can listen to the full episode below or to the full podcast for free on Acast.There are lots of hot springs in Europe. This is the only one, of course, in Britain. And so, they do occur elsewhere.
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Castle for Sale in France: Château de Corbère

Château de CorbèrePyrénées-Orientales, FranceAsking Price: $8,820,000Located in southern France, near the city of Perpignan, Château de Corbère is a 7000 sq ft medieval castle. Throughout most of the Middle Ages this land was part of Crown of Aragon, but by the 17th century it was ceded over to France.
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“I do medieval”: How Mechthild of Magdeburg led me into the Middle Ages

By Cait Stevenson The Middle Ages are the best ages, and my current research focuses on one of their most enduring mysteries: if books were so precious and so expensive, why medieval people read bad ones?The printing press was invented in mid-fifteenth century Germany: the first time and place in the Middle Ages where demand for books was so high that publishers could produce 500 copies of a text and expect that 500 people would buy them.
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The country of Russia evolved gradually around the growing power of Moscow, which formally overthrew the regime of tribute to the Mongols in 1480, several decades after they had achieved independence in practice.The Russian empire was interested in Alaska and beginning with Bering, explored and later colonized.
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Becoming a Prince: Prince Arthur’s early life and his training to be king

Prince Arthur: The Tudor King Who Never WasBy Sean CunninghamAmberley Publishing, 2016ISBN: 9781445647661Within a month of his birth on 20 September 1486, Prince Arthur was separated from his family and living in a nursery at Farnham Palace in Surrey. His care was given over to the team that had brought up the babies of Edward IV and Queen Elizabeth Woodville, headed by Elizabeth Darcy.
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