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Medieval woman holding a lantern. Source: nicoletaionescu / Adobe Stock.

Medieval Living: How Did Medieval Peasants Light Their Homes? (Video)

The Middle Ages spanned from the 5th to the 15th century, during which the majority of the population lived in rural areas and worked as farmers. While life during this time was vastly different from...
The oldest piece of tartan ever found in Scotland was created in the 16th century. Source: Alan Richardson / V&A Dundee

How to Build the Perfect Castle (Video)

Castles are iconic symbols of the Middle Ages, with their imposing walls, soaring towers, and intricate defenses. But how were these impressive structures built? And what does it take to construct...