Interesting Bits of History


Fake News: 7 Myths About Medieval Life Everyone Thinks Are True

There is a saying: “Never let the truth get the in the way of a good story” (Mark Twain)*. With all the focus recently on Fake News, it seems like a good time to start dispelling some medieval myths most people still think are true. So, in true Cracked style, […]


Why Is The Plague Doctor Mask Terrifying?

Plague Doctor masks. The image is likeĀ a thing straight out of a horror movie! It’s design looking more like a carrion crow than a doctor! You think that’s scary? Imagine how those folks back in the 17th century felt when they opened their front door to find that standing on […]


5 Foolproof Clothing Tips For a Medieval Winter 2

Cold, isn’t it? Winter really is settling in and we’re feeling the nip of Jack Frost at our fingers and toes! Jumpers and coats have been got out of the loft, and new pairs of gloves purchased with silly hats! This got us thinking, what clothing would our medieval ancestors […]


A Very Medieval Christmas - The Hovel

A Very Medieval Christmas From The Hovel

Ding Dong Merrily On a Hovel Ever wondered how different a medieval Christmas was to our modern counterpart? Luckily, you’re in the right place to find out! The biggest difference between Modern Christmas and Medieval Christmas, actually occurred before the big day itself. In the Medieval era, Advent was a […]


A Very Medieval Halloween

It’s our favourite time of the year again! Halloween!! The nights are getting colder and darker and the Autumnal colours are in full swing! As Halloween is our very favourite holiday of the year, we decided to take a look at the history behind the holiday and find out where […]