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Posted on 21st Jun 2017
The Middle Ages in Europe were a time of increasing enlightenment and progress - many would not agree with this statement, but let us examine the facts. For example: the writing of music. It’s true that many ancient cultures used symbols to represent melodies and rhythms, none of them were particularly comprehensive though, and this has restricted our knowledge of their music. The seeds of what would eventually become modern western notation were sown in medieval Europe: this is why we know what medieval music sounded like and what the tunes were. The first trans-Atlantic sea crossings (be it by Columbus or the Vikings) were facilitated by medieval nautical advancements and superior European ship-building. Medieval Europe gave us movable-type printing, banking, the heavy plough and tradable stock bonds. Its society produced the Magna Carta (and the lesser known, but equally important Charter of the Forest). These bestowed many hitherto unknown civil rights upon the common man. We have been left with hundreds of glorious towering structures (that remain impressive to this day) such as Notre Dame and Warwick Castle: which serve as testaments in stone to a highly advanced civilization. At The Medieval Shoppe we passionately acknowledge the Middle Ages as a noble era and celebrate this in our wares and merchandise.
As we all know, King John was not a good king. He probably murdered his nephew Arthur and he would often “tamper with” the wives and daughters of some of his barons – “too covetous of pretty women” as one contemporary writer put it, but we shouldn’t write-up the barons of Runnymede as great heroes. [...]
Sirajud DowlaBLACK HOLE OF CALCUTTA……………………Within the time of men who still live, the Black Hole was torn down and thrown away as carelessly as if its bricks were common clay, not ingots of historic gold. There is no accounting for human beings.Mark Twain……………………The SiegeIn the mid 18th Century, Bengal was ruled by the firm hand of a ruthless and [...]
SHOCKING TRUTHS ABOUT YOUR MEDIEVAL ANCESTRY A. Your surname is virtually irrelevant to your ancestry B. You’re descended from royalty C. You’re Jewish. Here’s how and why …. All of us have four grandparents, and most of us have eight great grandparents, and sixteen great-great grandparents. This doubling of “great” grandparents usually happens with every [...]
*New Website *Huge Amount of New Products *New Email AddressWelcome to our new website! It's still a work in progress, but we thought it complete enough to go live with. It has the same web address as always though. This new website has improved credit card facilities (you no longer have to go through [...]