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10 Worst Misconceptions About Medieval Life You'd Get From Fantasy Books

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Dying wool cloth De proprietatibus rerum BritishLibrary Royal MS 15.E.iii (1482)

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Epic Medieval Snowball Fights

Epic Medieval Snowball Fights: Another detail from a fresco in Buonconsiglio Castle, c. 1405-1410. The signora in the green dress ain't fucking around.

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Fabric "floor" in tent Manuscript: Bodmer 78 Historia destructionis Troiae Folio: 62v Dating: 1370 From: Venice, Italy Holding Institution: Fondation Martin Bodmer

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Castle toilet. In English a garderobe has come to mean a primitive toilet in a castle or other medieval building, usually a simple hole discharging to the outside. Such toilets were often placed inside a small chamber. Depending on the structure of the building, garderobes could lead to cess pits or moats. Many can still be seen in Norman and Medieval castles and fortifications. They became obsolete with the introduction of indoor plumbing.

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