Sunday, December 30, 2012

Abba mashup

Do not trifle with Isabella, she-wolf of France.
Hugh Despenser the younger and Edmund Fitzalan brought before Isabella for trial in 1326. After sentencing, Isabella had them executed. She also conspired to remove her husband, Edward II, ...from the throne and had him murdered, possibly via anal evisceration with a red-hot iron poker. (Edward was possibly bisexual, having several male favorites).

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

99 Problems mashup

The man had a way with women. ;p

Portrait of Henry VIII (1537) after Hans Holbein the Younger


Monday, December 24, 2012

Atlantic Starr mashup

Abaelardus and Héloïse in a 14th century Roman de la Rose. Abelard was Heloise's tutor. The two had an illicit affair, and Heloise bore a son. Heloise's uncle, her guardian, had Abelard castrated. Abelard became a monk, Heloise a prioress, but the two continued to write love letters.


Sunday, December 23, 2012

Watch tha throne

Well, OK. But you always gotta watch tha throne.

King Richard III, artist unknown late 16th century. (But Richard III is a medieval king)


Saturday, December 22, 2012

Medieval Gangnam style

Medieval Gangnam style!

Dance with musicians, Tacuinum sanitatis casanatense (14th century)


Medieval beer bong!

Medieval beer bong!

Luttrell Psalter (British Library, Add. MS 42130) illuminated manuscript written and illustrated c. 1320–1340


Friday, December 21, 2012

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Gangsta mash!


Ugh, Guinevere. Just...ugh...

13th century France
Paris, Bibliothèque de l’Arsenal
Bibliothèque de l’Arsenal, 3347: Lancelot du Lac; Quest for the Holy Grail; Death of Arthur

Gettin' chickens in tha ride

Southern Netherlands (15th century)

British Library
Royal MS 17 F II: La Grande histoire César

This is the escape of Arsinoe: