Sir Lilia Vanrouge through the ages
... Well, more like Lilia Vanrouge in medieval era fashion lmao
Although if I remember correctly, first one is a bit more regency era, start of the 1800s 🤔 the rest of them ARE medieval though, down to the hair and everything ahahaha. These doodles were really fun, I still love that Lilia has an undercut in canon! He probably has had one for sooooo long
My favourite thing, currently, is the flat earth myth
Which is basically the belief that at one point in history scholars thought the world was flat
It's a very European myth, like it's never made in connection with the rest of the world, it's always made about Medieval European scholars, mainly along with the assumption that there was a Dark Age, cause the Renaissance needed that to make the claim that they were a Renaissance (there wasn't)
So I don't know what the rest of the world was doing at that time but apparently Medieval scholars believed the world was flat
Except they didn't, like we have maps and records from the time that reveal they knew the world was round and sure they were wrong about how much of the world was taken up by Asia (they thought it wrapped around the earth like a flippin' belt), and they were definitely wrong about the inhabitable regions (they thought that after a certain point Africa would just be too hot to live in)
But they 100% knew it was round, so it can't be them who we refer to when we say "at one point people believed the world was flat"
And if you look back even further, it becomes significantly less credible, like the ancient Greeks knew the earth was round for as long as they had been sailing because otherwise how do you explain ships disappearing below the horizon, they are close enough to be visible (as evidenced by the fact that you can see their mast dipping below the horizon) but somehow they are not, so clearly the Earth can't be flat otherwise you would fall off it every time you went to France, for example
And over in Egypt, which was connected with the rest of the Mediterranean world (including Europe) and down into the rest of Africa, they had worked out the circumference of the world, after observing that on a certain day each year, at midday, there were no shadows in this place further into Africa (on what we would know call the Equator) a scholar got someone to walk from one city to this place in a straight line and count their steps, based on that they worked out the distance between the two points and extrapolated to find the circumference of the earth, and they got pretty close
So not only did they know that the earth was round, they also knew the rough size of the earth
And yet, people still believe that at some point in history, scholars genuinely thought the earth was flat
Hence the flat earth myth
FASHION HISTORIANS OF TUMBLR HEADS UP!!!!!!
What do you call this kind of sleeve
Valiant Armoury Craftsman Series:
The Irish Ring Leaf Blade Long Sword with Scabbard - Blue
The Irish Ring Leaf Blade Long Sword with Scabbard – Green
This The Irish Ring Leaf Blade Long Sword by Valiant Armoury is a highly functional Irish ring sword from their premium Craftsman Series line of swords. Lively, responsive and capable of deep and decisive cutting despite its large size, the sharpened blade of this sword has appleseed geometry edges which not only give the sword a fine edge, but a durable and damage-resistant one as well. The blade is 6150 high carbon steel which was well-tempered a 52 HRc hardness. The steel was normalized twice over before tempering to evenly distribute its carbon content to improve grain structure and optimize the blade for even and consistent results during heat treatment to ensure that the blade is evenly tempered well throughout.
The crossguard and pommel are crafted from steel and the blade is sturdily mounted into the hilt with a hot peen over the pommel for an altogether robust construction. The expertly-contoured grip is made from hardwood and then firmly bound with top quality dyed leather – the grip is quite long and serves to give the bearer excellent leverage to best bring the large blade to bear on the target. Included with the sword is a premium quality Valiant Armoury scabbard which is crafted from wood and expertly bound in form-fitting matching green leather. To knotted anchoring points of black leather with metal buckles fasten the scabbard to the included sword belt and allow for the belt hangers to adjust the height and angle by which the sword is slung from the belt. The belt itself is crafted from thick, durable and high quality leather and is completed with an antiqued metal buckle. The tongues of all buckles are crafted from steel for improved durability.
Can you recommend me fics where H is a princess and D is a guard/knight? Much like WIP Castle Guard by GreenFlowerPot. Thank you 😁
The Queen’s Knight By: cleotheo - M, 29 Chapters - There’s a new craze in the wizarding world: Immersion Books. When Harry and Ron buy one for Hermione’s birthday she finds herself immersed in a medieval world where a certain blond Slytherin has been cast as her lover.
The Witch in the Wood - LittleIvy - M, 7 chapters - Trapped in a loveless marriage to Lord Voldemort and forced to beget him an heir, it won't be long before Hermione withdraws into herself, sinking so deep not even a Legilimens spelunking in the hollows of her mind will be able to find her. Engaging in a forbidden romance with her bodyguard keeps her afloat, but secret affairs in the Dark Lord's court never stay secret for long. Someone must know of their treason—why else would Lord Voldemort send him, of all people, to hunt her down once she escapes?
his eyes were gray - dhrdump (ryekiree) - T, one-shot - This year, as Princess Hermione turns 24, more than ever, she was nervous. She never understood why but she had a slight inkling. It was the first festivity they held since Draco returned to the castle. Returned to her. And it was to celebrate the day of her birth.
The Tides of Power - LadyAniko - T, one-shot - Draco Malfoy, knight and heir to the great House Malfoy, has been given a task that his father believes is necessary for furthering Malfoy influence in the royal realm. Draco expects it to be a distasteful task, and a tedious one, but he does not expect it to be difficult. He certainly doesn’t expect the woman he is supposed to guard, one Hermione Granger, to throw everyone’s plans to chaos.
King Alfred's Tower in England, built in 1772
Props to how done Gwilym! Michael Williams seems @ Tom! Henry V in this scene like…
“Like any other man my ass”
“Lord give me the strength not to smack a bitch”
“I’m about to end this man’s entire career.”
Italia: Medieval Era (1)
As requested, a bunch of posts (3) about Italy in the Medioevo and during the Impero Romano (I should start with the latter to give you a proper historical timeline but... yeah, let's make things "funnier").
Italy has been through a various amount of sudden situations and events during its history, but this is especially true when it comes to the Medieval Era.
The start of this historical period coincide with the end of the Impero Romano d'Occidente (476 d.C. = after Christ, in Italian it's "dopo Cristo"), while its end is determined by the "Discovery of America" by Colombo in 1492. We generally talk about Alto Medioevo (V-XI century, year 1000) and Basso Medioevo (XI-XV century).
In the Alto Medioevo begins the Era of the Romans and Barbarians Kingdoms in the feudatory's area of Italy: first it was Odoacre with the "Eruli" and then Teodorico with the "Ostrogoti". In the Southern part of Italy, it was Arabs trying to invade our Nation.
In the years 535 and 553 d.C., the "Guerra Gotica" between the Ostrogoti and the "Bizantini" of Giustiniano (Emperor of the Impero Romano d'Oriente) took place: at the end, Giustiniano had been able to take control of all the old Impero Romano d'Occidente's areas especially after the Assedio di Napoli and the Assedio di Roma which allowed him to reach Milano and destroy it and conquer Ravenna as well.
This war caused lot of poverty, destruction and plague epidemic in Italy, whose cities lost population (also cause the population tried to save themselves and hide on the mountains or the countrysides, which allowed them also to upgrade the ruralization process started in the V century).
The Longobardi though, already few years after the end of the Guerra Gotica, could conquer some of the Italian Region (others stayed under the control of the Bizantini for centuries): they made Pavia their capital city and basically reached the whole Northern Italy (except for some parts of Liguria and Veneto, which fell later on). So by the end of the 7th century, Italy had been divided into two Kingdoms.
Side note: Costante had been the first Imperatore Bizantino to actually live in Italy, in Siracusa, but cause of the way he destroyed the Churches and raised taxes, he got assassinated while he was taking a bath. ...Does this remind you of someone else?
In the 8th century the Longobardi could conquer some more areas (also cause the Bizantini kept a political line that wasn't very accepted by the population, so there were lot of revolutions in the Bizantini's areas). This situation worried the Pope who started fearing the loss of his Ducato romano, and therefore he called for the new king of the "Franchi", Pipino il Breve, for help: he could retake control of some of the areas fallen in the hands of Longobardi, and this signed the start of the Stato della Chiesa.*
Later on, the Pope called again the Franchi for help: the new king Carlo Magno could conquer Pavia and became the new king of Longobardi and Franchi together. Under the protection of the Pope, Carlo could win more and more areas and became the Imperatore d'Occidente. At the same time, some areas under the control of the Bizantini, gained more indipendence under their own governors.
A few years after, Carlo Magno, after a battle against the Bizantini, could obtain to become the Imperatore (not of Romani though: this became possible only after the year 1024), with the famous "Trattato di Aquisgrana". With the loss of power by the Longobardi and the start of the Kingdom of the Franchi by Carlo Magno and his sons and nephews, we could say the Regnum Italiae (The Regno d'Italia = the Sacro Romano Impero) was born.
At this point, many wanted to be crowned King of Italy, despite it became a natural right for the Romani/Franchi Orientali (kings of Germany): they all used to be crowned in Pavia or rarely Milano.
Years after, Italy, being part of the Impero Carolingio, became the target of many invasions from Unni, Saraceni and other external populations that only wanted to loot around. With time, the aristocracy tried to find ways to be able to vote for the king as well: this made the actual kings in need to become closer to the aristocracy and gain their political and military favours.
*During the whole Alto Medioevo the Stato della Chiesa with its "potere temporale" (through which the Pope could basically control some areas of the Center of Italy) was the only mean that allowed the Latin culture to survive. Christianity helped the Romans and the Germans to connect and integrate their rules together and give birth to the European culture and also to many Universities. Medieval monks were able to protect and store many different pagan and arabic texts (medicine, math and philosophy) which were of huge help for our culture.
◽💚 Present VS Past 💜◽
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"Warden huh? A knight with particular senses of humour not to my understanding. But, I do not dislike him."
Ayyyy! Another collab for these two boomers. Ack, my kokoro for these two. I'm gonna dissipates from their fluff and sad life tm 😭💖. Their life is like the night and day, shifting when the sun sets and rises, flipped the sky between the light and dark.
I'm sobbing the modern where Aster visits Warden in Terra and in the past Warden goes to Aster's land, Astral. Free, I'm blaming you again before you sue me 🤣. Also Oddfather stop being a prick for a moment-
Also, the comic sketch is by Free and I finish it. She did the modern art while I did the past art. Sobs now. Also, part 2 of the present vs past 👀
🍵 Collab @xfr3eax and @zahrart17
It is historically accurate that medieval queers in England only eat Pink Porridge.