Middle Age dread: Uncovering some of the most brutal stories from the medieval period

A time when living was violent, threatening, and chaotic

Stars Insider

14/11/23 | StarsInsider

LIFESTYLE Middle ages

The medieval era, also known as the Middle Ages, spanned from around 500 to the late 1500s in European history. It was a time of great uncertainty, with turmoil, crisis, and lawlessness prevailing. Violent crime was a major concern for medieval governments, who were constantly grappling with its prevalence. Some of the most brutal acts of savagery occurred in the name of religion, while many other episodes were politically motivated, resulting in the spilling of royal blood. In addition, there were common street gangs that roamed the streets engaging in looting, mugging, and even murder.

If all this sounds intriguing, click through and investigate these medieval murders, crimes, and misdemeanors.

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