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Hanging a cat. The cat is dressed like a priest

regular trials of animals were in the Middle Ages and in modern times in Western Europe. Trials on animals may seem the height of idiocy. But most of all not lucky cats

Executioner's sword - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Executioner's sword - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Defining Poison ca. 1300–1600 June 2, 2010 By Medievalists.net

This paper discussed the definition of poison and its growing medical interest throughout the to centuries.

The German Executioner Medieval Sword is Hand Forged in Canada by Darksword Armory inc. Historically accurate, Hand Forged :: Combat Ready Swords and armors :: for Serious Collectors and Reenactment groups      5160 High Carbon Steel  Total length: 44.5  Blade length: 35  Blade width at base: 2 1/4  Weight: 3 lbs. 9 oz.    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1VYqeWKSUz8      Late 17th century – German. Original found in the Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminal...

Original found in the Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum), in Germany.The Executioner sword was a symbolic and ‘facilitator’ of judicial law. Many courtrooms displayed executioner swords on their walls.

"..."Gehüllt in weiße Witwentracht, Im weißen Nonnenschleier, So schreitet sie um Mitternacht Durch Burg und Schlossgemäuer",  dichtete später der Romantiker Christian Graf zu Stolberg. ..."

1812: Die Weiße Frau – Ein Gespenst macht Geschichte

Mary Lincoln described a tour of a German castle in along with its ghost legend. But which castle was the haunt of Mary Todd Lincoln's castle ghost?

leon and liberd  'Helmingham bestiary', England ca. 1500 (Yale Center for British Art, Folio C 2014 4, fol. 19v)

discardingimages: “leon and liberd ‘Helmingham bestiary’, England ca. 1500 Yale Center for British Art, Folio C 2014 fol.

Saint Gertrude of Nivelles, Patron of Cats

Photo: St Gertrude of Nivelles, Patron Saint of Cats Article: History of the Cat in the Dark Ages (Part


Dog Days of Summer - Over 40 Dogs of the Middle Ages "rescued" from illuminations, tapestries, & even playing cards.

Hans Vintler, Die pluemen der tugent, Vienna 1450. Wien, Österreichische Nationalbibliothek, cod. s. n. 12819, fol. 130r

King Solomon’s cat ‘The king sat to sowper and othre, wyth whom sat marcolph, and had alle pryvely put into hys sleve thre quyk myse. There was norysshyd in the kinges house a catte, that every nyght.

Photographed at the beach in Margate, NJ, ca. 1930's.

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Katharinenaltar (Mitteltafel)

Katharinenaltar (Mitteltafel)