medieval

VICELAND

Things Get Medieval on the Next 'KING OF THE ROAD'

The teams don their monk robes for an epic dirtboard challenge dubbed "Game of Stoke."
Sarah Bellman
8.7.18
video art

Pug-Squid Chimeras and Cop Orgies Fill This Surreal Video Art Piece

Inspired by medieval engravings, AES+F imagines a topsy-turvy absurdist universe.
Masha (Maria) Koblyakova
3.11.17
thump news

MK, J.Phlip, and AC Slater to Headline Middlelands' Trinity Vale Stage

The inaugural edition of the Medieval-themed festival will take place in Texas this May.
Alexander Iadarola
2.15.17
medieval

MMA with Medieval Armor and Blunt Weapons

Every year there is a medieval style combat tournament that takes place in a castle in Europe; that means swords, full body armor, and shields.
VICE Sports
10.17.16
history

The History of the Pretzel Is Mad Twisted

The first known image of the pretzel makes it pretty clear that the bready snack was once reserved for the fanciest and most lavish of parties.
Nick Rose
9.27.16
Germany

Scientists Recreated One of Our Deadliest Plagues to Understand Its Evolution

The bacterium behind the Black Death and Justinian's Plague comes back to life.
Sarah Emerson
9.2.16
Stuff

The Medieval Reenactors Who Want to Make Jousting an Olympic Sport

There's a campaign for the old timey horseback stick-battle to be at a future games, so I went to find out if it's worthy or not.
Joe Bish
8.18.16
Artwork

These Surreal Ancient Alchemy Manuscripts Are Terrifyingly Cool

Behold, the weird and wonderful world of alchemy.
Sarah Emerson
8.15.16
Stuff

‘Game of Thrones’ and the Reality of Pregnancy by Rape in the Middle Ages

Whether or not Sansa's pregnant, the possibility raises questions about how unwanted pregnancy was dealt with in medieval times.
Kathleen E. Kennedy
7.8.16
Europe: The Final Countdown

Britain Is Going Back to the Dark Ages, So I Spent the Day as a Peasant

I ate a potato, tried to pray, and enjoyed the company of some sheep.
Joe Bish
7.1.16
Stuff

How 'Game of Thrones' Invaded Our Sex Lives

From parody porn to a real-life Littlefinger's brothel, ever since 'Game of Thrones' first aired, businesses and websites have been racing to make viewers' fantasies real.
Olivia Marks
6.15.16
china

This Beijing Bar’s Sword Fights Are More Enjoyable Than Its Steaks

Most people don't come to Knights and Merchants for the roast beef, or even its 18-percent alcohol mead. They come to dress up in medieval suits of armor and beat the living crap out of each other.
Jamie Fullerton
6.3.16
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