the battle of hastings took 1 hour. It is quite surprising to learn that in medieval England, there was once a queen that never once set foot inside England. She was Berengaria of Navarre, the Queen of England who was married to Richard ‘The Lion heart’, the King of England. The queen lived all her life in Europe, and nothing much is known about her or her life there. Its not only the queen that lived outside of England, but, it was Richard too who stayed roughly for 6 months there owing to his very busy schedule of crusading outside the country for various reasons.The men in medieval England didn’t only wear armored suits. Their love for clothes extended to corsets and figure hugging pants and upper clothing as well! The trend to wear tight clothing started in the 1390s, and crossed all borders of fashion and style. Medieval English men loved to wear figure hugging tights that usually revealed a lot about their butts and paraded often in short tunics called courtpieces that revealed the crotch area too boldly. Not merely this, the men also preferred wearing corsets to give themselves a narrow waistline!
in the battle of Hastings the Normans tricked the Saxons to think they surrendered when actuallly it was so they can break the bond between the saxons shields
Bears roamed the countryside-England used to be the native home of brown bears, but they became extinct around the 11th century, before having been imported back into the country for sport. Swans were fair game for the rich.Nowadays our Royal swans are strictly off limits. However in medieval times they were a delicacy of the upper classes, recipes including ‘Roasted Swan in Entrail Sauce,’ ‘Christmas Swan Pie’ and ‘Roast Cygnet’ (stuffed with beef). Also on the menu might be peacocks, turtle doves, cranes, storks, sparrows, herons and blackbirds.Football was banned and archery was compulsory After King Edward II banned football, his successor King Edward III brought about the Archery Law of 1363 which commanded that all male subjects practice archery for two hours every Sunday under the supervision of the local clergy.