13 Unbelievable Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Medieval Era

Human history is full of wonders. When we look back to the past, we find lots of interesting things. The Medieval Era in the history of mankind lasted from the 5th to the 15th century. That was the time when Western Roman Empire collapsed, and the beginning of Renaissance occurred.

Bizarre things about the Medieval era.

Bizarre things about the Medieval era.

1. Black Death was the most devastating pandemic in human history.

1. Black Death was the most devastating pandemic in human history.

An estimated 75 to 200 million of people died due to the horrifying plague in the 14th century. The disaster is believed to have started from the Central Asia which spread throughout the Europe. The infection spread from Black rats.

2. Chastity belts were designed to prevent sexual intercourse.

2. Chastity belts were designed to prevent sexual intercourse.

Chastity belts were made for a woman. A lady wore the chastity belt when her husband was out for the crusade. It was to maintain her faithfulness towards him.

3. Surgery was not conducted by physicians, but by barbers.

3. Surgery was not conducted by physicians, but by barbers.

The term ”barber-surgeon” was famous in the Medieval era. Generally barbers treated the injured soldiers with their sharp-bladed razors. Physicians who were busy in universities, just observed the patients.

4. Torture or execution technique was horrifying.

4. Torture or execution technique was horrifying.

The saw was used for the humans to give them extreme torture.

5. Not all the Medieval authors used to write.

5. Not all the Medieval authors used to write.

Many of the authors didn’t write their original scripts, they used to re-tell the stories of the Church Fathers and other classical writers.

6. Almost all the knights had long hair.

6. Almost all the knights had long hair.

In Medieval times, short hair was taken as the symbol of a servitude. So, the knights kept their hair long. They belonged to noble families and learned the skills of war since their boyhood.

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