To fight effectively requires the proper state of mind. Any martial arts or firearm instructor will tell his students this fact. If you are not aware of your environment and prepared to defend your life and/or the lives of those close to you, then you look like prey. And prey only exists to feed the … Continue reading Worldbuilding: Or, the Mind-set Necessary to Make Medieval Fiction Realistic
Talk about your high rise dwellings, readers! This Spanish town is carved right into the rock. A beautiful little village, it has a thriving tourist industry. You can learn more about it in the link below: Photos of the Bizarre Spanish “Flintstone” Village Carved into a Cliff Aug 9, 2019 Steve Palace The town of Setenil … Continue reading Watch Your Step!
…Or are we simply rediscovering tactics our ancestors pioneered at the dawn of human existence? To be perfectly honest, I suspect we are reviving old practices without realizing it. Although Neolithic tribesmen may not have been able to write down numbers, they had to know how to count. If they did not, then how could … Continue reading Old Art, New Tricks….
It has been some time since this author posted a link to an article about archery. Today’s piece cites the evidence demonstrating how archery helped man build, destroy, and then reconstruct civilization time after time. Even though it is outclassed by the modern firearm, the bow still enjoys intense use by modern recreational shooters and … Continue reading Archery’s Ancient History
It is well known in the South-eastern portion of the United States of America that one does not stand in the way of “the ladies.” When Southern women put their mind to doing something, whether it be setting up a bazaar or rearranging the structure of local government, the men know better than to stand … Continue reading Weibertreue – How Faithful Women Saved a Besieged German Fort in the Middle Ages
No, it’s not “ninja time,” and you don’t have to worry about running into mutated teenage turtles. Not yet, anyway. The truth of the matter is much more mundane; a pipe layer and an engineer found a Medieval sword in the sewer they were replacing in Aalborg, Denmark. People keep finding ancient swords in the … Continue reading The Sword in the….. Sewer?!