Spring-heeled Jack, the spectral terror of Victorian London, embodies the power of folklore and public fear. His tale underscores the press’s role in shaping legends, reminding us how deeply-rooted anxieties can give life to enduring, spine-chilling myths.
Götz of the Iron Hand” is the riveting tale of a 16th-century knight who transformed his disability into an unyielding symbol of strength, influencing culture, literature, and prosthetic innovation, and living on as an unforgettable testament to human resilience and adaptability.
Discover the man behind the myth, Ulrich von Liechtenstein, immortalized by Heath Ledger in A Knight’s Tale. His true life brimmed with audacious exploits that rival, perhaps even eclipse, his Hollywood rendition. Dare to uncover the Knight’s Tale untold!
In an era before the invention of aspirin, painkillers and sleeping tablets, to be in pain was a thoroughly unpleasant experience. Laudanum’s medical role, as a tool for pain management in sickness and end-of-life care, was crucial.