Understanding the medieval workday We are taught to believe that our current 40 hours workday is much better than the 19th century 80 hour weeks which, acco
An article about unusual medieval professions, with some hooks and tips for using them in your own stories and writing. Part 1 of a Lost Kingdom Series, great for writers, storytellers, RPG or DnD players.
Throughout history, status symbols – often bizarre ones – have cropped up in art, texts, and archaeological finds, and have puzzled people from later cultures. As in nature, humans are driven by biological imperative (as well as personal desire) to show themselves as the best, and to advance their authority and power. Humans have found a wide variety of ways to display their “superiority” within a community, ranging from fancy dressing, to the erection of wondrous structures, to the acquisition of rare commodities. Enter the status symbol.