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Shoes with long, pointed toes, known as 'poulaines', were fashionable in the late 1300s. Although virtually all shoes at this time were pointed to some degree, it is likely that only the more fashion-conscious members of society wore such extreme examples. The shoe is fastened by a latchet - a leather strap passed through a pair of holes.  Production Date: Late Medieval; late 14th century

Photograph: Brown leather shoe, shaped like a modern pump but with a very long, pointed toe. There is an ankle strap from the front of the .

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During the Middle Ages it was believed that beaver tails were of such a fish-like nature that they could be eaten on fast days; Livre des simples médecines, ca. 1480.

Beaver fish tail - During the Middle Ages it was believed that beaver tails were of such a fish-like nature that they could be eaten on fast days; Livre des simples médecines, ca.

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She shouldered her pack, and followed those who had already started. It was a long journey to Reldalon; but they were going to get there. As they all walked in silence, a village forced to live elsewhere, the goatherds daughter started singing a sorrowful tune they all knew so well. Many joined in, and as they neared the woods, there voices echoed, blending in beautiful harmony.

She shouldered her pack, and followed those who had already started. It was a long journey to Reldalon; but they were going to get there. As they all walked in silence, a village forced to live elsewhere, the goatherds daughter started singing a sorrowful tune they all knew so well. Many joined in, and as they neared the woods, there voices echoed, blending in beautiful harmony.

Master of the First Prayer Book of Maximilian

Master of James IV of Scotland; Master of the First Prayer Book of Maximilian; Master of the Lübeck Bible, illuminator. Flemish, Ghent or Mechelen, about 1510 -

Viking gold spur in the 'Borre' style, from Vaerne Kloster Rod, Norway, late 9th - early 10th century. From the Universitetets Oldsaksamling, Oslo.

Viking gold spur in the 'Borre' style, from Vaerne Kloster Rod, Norway, late - early century. From the Universitetets Oldsaksamling, Oslo.

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