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Date: 04/16/08 12:02 AM

47 Responses to The Ghastly Truth About Life in the Middle Ages

  1. Profile photo of LoofahBoy
    LoofahBoy Male 18-29
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    April 15, 2008 at 11:04 pm
    Link: The Ghastly Truth About Life in the Middle Ages - Not exactly the noble fantasy we were led to believe.
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    JaundiceCake Female 18-29
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    April 16, 2008 at 12:07 am
    Royal regions.
  3. Profile photo of hunterhydie
    hunterhydie Male 18-29
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    April 16, 2008 at 12:13 am
    gross but the fighting game was cool
  4. Profile photo of clever-chan
    clever-chan Female 18-29
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    April 16, 2008 at 12:14 am
    Eew... how would you like to be the royal asswiper?
  5. Profile photo of R_U_Kidding
    R_U_Kidding Male 18-29
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    April 16, 2008 at 12:15 am
    I suddenly must brush my teeth.
    For an hour or so.
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    AlfishKK Female 18-29
    782 posts
    April 16, 2008 at 12:16 am
    No anesthesia! I`m so glad I live now...
  7. Profile photo of Lawviz
    Lawviz Male 18-29
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    April 16, 2008 at 12:17 am
    Tooth powder...wonder what that tastes like...
  8. Profile photo of scott-13
    scott-13 Male 13-17
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    April 16, 2008 at 12:17 am
    thats was tudors not the middle ages, nice guess thoug.
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    jeswra Male 18-29
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    April 16, 2008 at 12:20 am
    I wanna be king.. ahh that would be the life!
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    starrystar10 Female 13-17
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    April 16, 2008 at 12:22 am
    ye, middle ages was the dark ages weren`t they? And thats when they couldn`t read or right or stuff like that I think. Shakespeare was from the Tudor period, or at least the Elizabethan
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    richoricho Male 40-49
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    April 16, 2008 at 12:36 am
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    nicc1 Male 18-29
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    April 16, 2008 at 12:45 am
    clever-chan i beleive the Royal regions are his balls not his ass
  13. Profile photo of Vandalist
    Vandalist Male 18-29
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    April 16, 2008 at 1:02 am
    The first part was the most interesting, but I find it sort of hard to believe.

    Does anyone have proof that`s where barber poles come from? I`m just curious.

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    AnwarNova Male 18-29
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    April 16, 2008 at 1:12 am
    royal regions? :/
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    biffyclyro27 Male 18-29
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    April 16, 2008 at 1:14 am
    "civilised games like foxhunting" You call that civilised, whore
  16. Profile photo of scott-13
    scott-13 Male 13-17
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    April 16, 2008 at 1:28 am
    ^ i notice that too.
  17. Profile photo of elHadji
    elHadji Male 70 & Over
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    April 16, 2008 at 1:34 am
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    cambriaseyes Female 18-29
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    April 16, 2008 at 1:43 am
    Um...Who thought that the middle ages were "noble"? I always thought the general public opinion of the middle ages was "plague, theocracy, tyrant kings, stinky stinky people".
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    cruxshadows Female 18-29
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    April 16, 2008 at 3:58 am
    I Already Knew Most Of This Stuff, Quite Interesting Really.
  20. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
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    April 16, 2008 at 4:14 am

    The dark ages were an early part of the middle ages, but not all of it. The dark ages are badly named. They`re "dark" in the historical sense, as very little documentation from them survives (the dominant cultures in the west in those days had an oral tradition rather than a written one), but the name gives the impression of times of horror and tyranny.

    And yes, hardly anyone other than clergy could read or write, but that was still true in Europe until later than the dark ages. Christian clerics preserved a great deal of learning in written form for centuries.

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    Angilion Male 40-49
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    April 16, 2008 at 4:29 am

    I suspect people are thinking of the romantic image of knightly honour, chivalry, intelligent and benevolent noblemen, a majestic and heroic king, graceful and wise ladies, sunny weather, brave soldiers and vigorously healthy citizens living cheerfully on the good land.

    Which was mostly made up by writers of romantic fiction, especially in Victorian times and later in numerous films. Life in the middle ages wasn`t all "plague, theocracy, tyrant kings, stinky stinky people", but it certainly wasn`t like the idealised image. Especially if you were a serf.

    Bernard Knight`s "Crowner John" series gives a good impression of daily life in a city in England in the last years of the 12th century, neither romanticising nor demonising it and telling it from the point of view of the county coroner (who was well off for the time, a requirement of the position). They`re good crime novels, too.

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    EstiloPanama Female 18-29
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    April 16, 2008 at 5:30 am
    Pretty interesting, and good observation, Angilion. Thanks for sharing.
  23. Profile photo of Berenice
    Berenice Female 13-17
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    April 16, 2008 at 5:43 am

    That`s EXACTLY what I thought after I watched the video xD

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    rifter Male 30-39
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    April 16, 2008 at 6:35 am
    Go to for some good information.

    Royal regions. *giggle*

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    dibens Male 18-29
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    April 16, 2008 at 6:40 am
    No dragons????? :((((((
  26. Profile photo of sumomonkey21
    sumomonkey21 Male 13-17
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    April 16, 2008 at 7:39 am
    i just wrote a paper on this.
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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    April 16, 2008 at 7:47 am
    "Royal Regions"? lmao! that was the best part.
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    _Perfection_ Male 18-29
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    April 16, 2008 at 7:50 am
    And yet, modern toothpaste has yet to make its way over to England. Haha, just kidding. Don`t get your panties in a bunch.
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    gnctrkcll Female 18-29
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    April 16, 2008 at 8:17 am
    "civilized games such as FOX HUNTING ..." yeah, hunting animals for fun, how civilized! sheesh..
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    trinity_enig Female 18-29
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    April 16, 2008 at 8:21 am
    I thought the fox hunting mention was supposed to be ironic....
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    ace420 Male 30-39
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    April 16, 2008 at 9:40 am
    I need a royal region wiper!
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    Alien Stick Male 18-29
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    April 16, 2008 at 9:56 am
    They kinda had the Barber Pole thing wrong...It`s a white and blood soaked bandage that wrap around each other in the wind...not a white bandage around a wound.
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    randyintwin Male 50-59
    681 posts
    April 16, 2008 at 10:32 am
    noble fantasy my a$$..
    never thought it sounded too great! Here`s to morphine! lol
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    sendorm Male 18-29
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    April 16, 2008 at 1:26 pm
    fact 5:
    this video is gay.
  35. Profile photo of pea_ooter
    pea_ooter Male 13-17
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    April 16, 2008 at 1:52 pm
    wait, some peoples dont know that?
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    moonie_kat Female 18-29
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    April 16, 2008 at 2:14 pm
    Glad I wasn`t alive then.
  37. Profile photo of Agentk120
    Agentk120 Male 18-29
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    April 16, 2008 at 2:33 pm
    Okay, these were, by comparison, glamorous facts about the time period. Seriously, there was a lot more poo to worry about than wiping the king`s balls off.
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    Joolin Male 18-29
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    April 16, 2008 at 3:28 pm
    Waaait wait wait.. hold on a second... There are people who really think people brushed their teeth and played drating tennis in the middle ages?! They dont even try to hide it in movies! Ever heard of jousting? Civilized? JOUSTING?!! No! Not civilized! Jousting!! Ugh.. after typing jousting so many times, it has stopped looking like a word. Jousting.. Jauw Steeng.. Ja hu singt... ahem.. Yes.. Middle Ages. Royal Regions. Jousting. No drating tennis.
  39. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
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    April 16, 2008 at 5:05 pm
    Some people brushed their teeth in the middle ages, using a the chewed end of a twig. Doing that goes back quite a way.

    There was a form of tennis in the later bits of the middle ages, 6 or 7 centuries ago. It was quite different to modern tennis, though. I forget the differences, but it was tennis.

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    las53 Female 18-29
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    April 16, 2008 at 5:06 pm
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    elephant1 Female 18-29
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    April 16, 2008 at 5:50 pm
    The royal arse wiper was actually one of THE most powerful people in the Kings court. He was also really rich. Master of the bath chamber or something.
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    BikerTeen Male 13-17
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    April 16, 2008 at 6:14 pm
    Tooth powder...(shuter)
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    Grossen Male 18-29
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    April 16, 2008 at 7:12 pm
    Alright, now, the post description seemed both wrong in calling this the middle ages, and wistful on the whole.
    It`s not really news to I`ll abstain from rating the post, and just leave my boring comment.
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    infearno Male 70 & Over
    382 posts
    April 17, 2008 at 12:01 am
    The bloke of Blackader and Timeteam doing Worst Jobs In History was much better, he actualy done the jobs himself.
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    Groogle Male 30-39
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    April 19, 2008 at 12:47 am
    If you want to point out only the flaws of medieval time then of course it kills the fantasy.

    It`s like looking at a cute woman but deep down inside you know that she`s as moist as the rainforest down there in the salami patch and it smells a lot like tuna... also when she will become old her breast will fall down and touch her knees... and her breast milk always tasted like homemade yogurt turned bad.


  46. Profile photo of Siyanor
    Siyanor Male 18-29
    1185 posts
    April 25, 2008 at 9:06 pm
    Yeaaaah.. Tudor is not Middle Ages, and EVERYONE should have known this stuff for an extremely long time if they`ve ever had a single competent history teacher..
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    kittensmom Female 13-17
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    December 1, 2008 at 6:22 am
    wow tooth powder and frist blood wow

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