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The Middle Ages covers an enormous period ranging from the Roman Emperor Constantine's conversion to Christianity in 313 C.E., through the early medieval period known as the Dark Ages, to Martin Luther's launching of the Protestant Reformation in 1517. Battles and tournaments, feasts and festivals are all here, making up an exciting picture of the era we know as the Middle Ages.

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Vampires and vampire wannabes, as they are portrayed in contemporary culture and literature, are elegant creatures. They have it all: nice dental implants, great...

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Medieval Arts: Falconry

This came from a post that Douglas Trapp posted on my facebook group, Medieval Facts. Douglas is the Master Falconer at Medieval Times Dallas...

History of Easter Eggs

Easter eggs are ubiquitous this time of year, ranging from chocolate delicacies to hard-boiled coloured eggs. The history of this ancient symbol is...

Origins of April Fools Day

April Fools Day is known as a day for practical jokes and pranksters. The holiday dates back several centuries to the Middle Ages. For...

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Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and soon men, women, and children of all ages will pick out valentines to send to their...

Celtic Christmas Traditions

Over the centuries, the holiday traditions evolved and morphed into the festival Christmas is today. Of course the commercialization is the most recent development...

Christmas Season in Dark Ages and Medieval Time

Developing from Celtic and Roman times, through the Dark and into the Middle Ages, or Medieval time, the Christmas season was celebrated from Hallow's...
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