Medieval murders, crimes, and misdemeanors
Life in the Middle Ages was unpredictable... and short!
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The medieval era is the period of European history extending from about 500 to the late 1500s, an epoch also known as the Middle Ages. These were uncertain times, characterized by turmoil, crisis, and lawlessness. Indeed, medieval governments were forever preoccupied with the amount of violent crime sweeping across the land. Some of the most brutal acts of savagery were committed in the name of religion. Many more were politically motivated, with a lot of royal blood spilled as a result. But like today, there were also common street gangs on the prowl, running amok looting, mugging, and literally getting away with murder.
Intrigued? Then click through and muse over these medieval murders, crimes, and misdemeanors.
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