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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.
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.
Royal regions. *giggle*
That`s EXACTLY what I thought after I watched the video xD
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.
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.
Does anyone have proof that`s where barber poles come from? I`m just curious.