Tag: Middle Ages

Happy Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s Day

  He was said to have supported young couples in a time when marriage was banned for young men.   Emperor Claudius II desperately needed soldiers, not lovers. Saint Valentine Valentine was a holy priest in Rome, who, with St. Marius and his family, assisted the […]

warrior dreams in a medieval child's art

warrior dreams in a medieval child's art

Time to battle!  In the 1950s archeologists made a great discovery near the city of Novgorod, Russia: they dug up hundreds of pieces of birch bark with all sorts of texts written on them.  Including pieces from children. In the 13th century, young schoolboys learning […]


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