Meet Ivar the Boneless, a legendary Norse saga figure, believed to be inspired by a Viking commander who, in 865 AD, ruthlessly led his army in an invasion of England. Unravel the enigmatic tale of this historical figure shrouded in myth and conquest.
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.
In the 16th century, sailors crafted Jenny Hanivers, grotesque maritime souvenirs resembling ‘devil fish,’ as an intriguing side hustle. These eerie creations echo today’s fascination with sci-fi horrors, resonating the aesthetic of iconic movies like ‘Aliens’.
What was bath time like for you as a child? Loads of bubble-bath, maybe the obligatory rubber duck or some colorful plastic cups? Did you ever enjoy your soapy adventures with a porcelain doll embodying the spirit of a teenage girl who froze to death on her way to a New Year’s ball? Those Victorians were a dark bunch.
Beyond the TV show Vikings, Viking weddings were intricately planned occasions. From financial negotiations to morning-gift exchanges, these elaborate events surpassed popular portrayals, offering a glimpse into the richness of Norse culture.
A 106 year old fruitcake has been found in Antarctica which was likely brought during Captain Scott’s ill-fated 1910 Terra Nova Expedition.
Since time immemorial we’ve been on a quest: seeking to carve out an existence …
Hikers discover the remains of Ötzi the Iceman on a mountainside. The deceased has …