Loos in the middle ages during the middle ages, rich people built toilets called 'garderobes' jutting out of the sides of their castles a hole in the bottom let everything just drop into a pit or the moat. Medieval castles and fairy-tale villages germany is packed with amazing castles, medieval routes and even famous fairy-tale locations you can not find in any other country in the world get out of the city, step back in time and experience something totally different. Medieval and renaissance history gather round all ye fair maidens and travel back to medieval times to explore the history, people, culture, and events of the middle ages and renaissance. In medieval castles the toilet was called a garderobe and it was simply a vertical shaft with a stone seat at the top some garderobes emptied into the moat in the middle ages wealthy people might use rags to wipe their behinds.
Model of hemyock castle in devon, a typical example of a late medieval castle in scotland there was little castle building until the late 12th century by the 14th century the pele tower or tower house was a popular design, with over 800 being built in scotland. Mention a court jester, and one pictures a whimsical creature in a belled hat or, perhaps, the ill-fated character in king lear otto's lively, well-researched text proves that there are centuries of other examples and that the jester has a rich tradition worldwide . Dover castle is a medieval castle in dover, kent, england it was founded in the 12th century and has been described as the key to england due to its defensive significance throughout history during the reign of henry ii the castle began to take recognisable shape.
Begg, ean & rich, deike on the trail of merlin - a guide to the celtic mystery tradition (1991) it is one of the country's best preserved medieval castles times, sunday times ( 2014 ) the villa is a former flax mill with a fantastic vantage point overlooking the town 's medieval castle. The cathar castles (chateaux cathares) of the languedoc: history, photographs, locations, maps, site plans, chatelains, timelines roles in the cathar crusades names in french and occitan chronicles and inquisition source documents. At the top of the castle, the lady would have a day-room for herself and her maids-in-waiting this had the largest windows and the best views after 1200, castles had panes of glass in the windows.
Château de foix is a well preserved,medieval,cathar,castle in france, one the most impressive castles, stately homes, chateaux forts and manor houses for holidays, exclusive hire, tours, conferences, weddings, and visits. France (french: ), officially the french republic (french: république française [ʁepyblik fʁɑ̃sɛz]), is a country whose territory consists of metropolitan france in western europe, as well as several overseas regions and territories. Although medieval architecture went through the same phases as medieval england, the medieval secular architecture that survived to this day mainly served defense purposes during the medieval era castles and walls were the most notable non-religious examples of medieval architecture throughout europe. Spis castle - located in eastern slovakia, this is one of the largest medieval castles in europe hohensalzburg castle - sitting on top of a hill in austria, it was originally built in 1077, but was greatly expanded in the late 15th century. Rennes-le-chateau rennes-le-château (or rennes le château) is a village and commune in the aude department in the languedoc in southern france it overlook the valey of the river salz, opposite a cathar castle called coustaussathe population of rennes is around 100.
A rich heritage of female winemakers running the centuries-old business adds a unique history to this property in the heart of savennieres, which offers the grand cru grapes of the region. Rouen is the historic capital of the ancient duchy of normandy and remains the chief city of the new region of normandy (normandie) in the middle-ages, rouen was one of france’s largest and most prosperous towns and the seat of the exchequer of normandy. Coming from the medieval french word 'surnom' translating as above-or-over name, surnames or descriptive names trace their use in france back to 11th century, when it first became necessary to add a second name to distinguish between individuals with the same given name. Read the essential history to medieval britain including primary sources.
The history of europe's medieval dragons and times : cave dwelling medieval dragons of the middle ages knights of the medieval times had to protect their kingdom and their elaborate medieval castles from fierce and menacing dragons by the tradition of fighting and slaying the dragons to not only protect their medieval culture, but also to. Using perfumes was widely popular even in the middle ages oils from flowers, mixed with herbs and spices created all sorts of pleasant smells that both males and females indulged in when they did bathe, nobles and royals or even rich merchants bathed with scented soaps, so that their skin would take on the fragrance as it may not be a few. Welcome to medieval-castlecom medieval castles in europe were built over a period of more than 500 years - from around 1000 ad to 1550 ad indeed they were built so well that many medieval castles (or at the very least their ruins) can still be seen today - a legacy that allows us the privilege of some truly tangible history.
A list of surnames in which the usage is french french surnames home » names french names are used in france and other french-speaking regions from the given name babin, a medieval diminutive of babylas babineaux french variant of babin barre french french cognate of barr. France, officially french republic, french france or république française, country of northwestern europe historically and culturally among the most important nations in the western world, france has also played a highly significant role in international affairs, with former colonies in every corner of the globe. History of the french language too, further dialectalization occurred throughout the middle ages, resulting in a multitude of speech forms such as francien, picard, norman, lorrain, and walloon creoles still bear the stigma of their pidgin origin and their association with slavery and social inferiority they are vernaculars that are. Who were the normans a short history of the norman peoples a common misconception today is that the normans were french strictly speaking this is not true although it is a widely held belief and, like most beliefs, has some basis in fact.