By Stephanie Weber 1. Crakows Let’s bring back shoes that make you look like a jester. Specifically, crakows or crackowes which had extremely long, pointed toes. These Polish shoes – thus the name – were…
This video shows how people in the Middle Ages walked. It was likely better for posture, too! Here’s his YouTube channel, and you can support the creator at his Patreon page.
Behold, the most colorful and profane insults from the lawless middle ages:
Samuel Pepys was a 17th-century English Navy administrator and parliament member who is now famous for an incredibly detailed and honest diary that he kept for a decade. He wrote in the diary from 1660…
You’re gonna wish you paid more attention in art history class.
See if you can solve these medieval riddles from Saint Aldhelm’s Riddles: Buy the riddle book:
Aren’t you bored of the saying the same old exclamations of “Oh my God!” and “What the hell?” Take a page out of history with these historical exclamations, or “minced oaths” as they’re sometimes called,…
Check out this gloriously detailed description of WWI if it were a brawl in a pub: If WW1 was a bar fight.
History buffs will love these, but others may have no idea why you’re laughing. Enjoy, nerds: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19….
From the Egyptians through the British Empire, check out this infographic that maps out the biggest empires in history, showing how much land area they controlled at the height of their power: