With its crude weaponry and primitive battlefield medicine, war in the Middle Ages was a very bad time to die. And according to new research, the death of Richard III—the last English king to die in battle—appears to have been particularly brutal, even by the time period’s historically high standards….
Politicalprof: list this under “duh.” Losers in civil wars usually get treated brutally. That’s not an excuse. It’s just true.
yeah, really, like haven’t the archaeologists watched game of thrones? or the borgias? or the tudors? there’s so many real life examples. (before anyone responds to correct my ignorance, google’sarcasm’ or ‘irony’)
very cool. except i just learned that canadians aren’t allowed to see this. i guess it is a threat to harpers’ plans for dominating canada. interesting that it’s been censored by youtube for canada since i first saw it and it slipped beneath their radar. whatever weird radar it is, because frankly, this is just a really interesting bit of history.