Knights of the Pain Table

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Love Unfolds the History of St. Valentine’s Day – Part 3 – Love doth Last Centuries

| February 14, 2008

Holiday of Love  – Part 3 – Final The pastors of the early Christian Church in Rome endeavoured to do away with the pagan element in the Lupercalia feasts.   Instead of having a lottery of available maidens for the young men, they chose to substitute the names of saints for those of maidens. During this […]

Love Unfolds the History of St. Valentine’s Day – Part 2 – Story of Saint Valentine

| February 14, 2008

Sainthood – Part 2 As the years passed the Christian Church became more powerful.   In the year 496 AD, Pope Gelasius I  ( 492-496 ) attempted to abolish Lupercalia, as he did not want the people to believe in Roman gods.    The people resisted,  so Pope Gelasius I  decided to make the holiday into a […]

Love Unfolds the History of St. Valentine’s Day – Part 1 – Lupercalia

| February 12, 2008

Lupercalia Valentine’s Day began over 2,700 years ago.  At this time  Rome, Italy, was just a small settlement on the Tiber river.  During the night time hungry wolves howled outside the city gates.  These wolves would kill sheep and sometimes even people. The people of Rome prayed to Lupercus to keep them safe and drive […]

Carly Rae Jepsen our Free Spirited Trobairitz Shines at Surrey Winterfest in B.C.

| February 10, 2008

Carly   Rae  Jepsen   Carly Rae Jepsen doth sing like a rapturous nightingale that hears only her own melody in thine heart.  Gentle like the wind, her voice knows its way and does not need to sound like those who have gone before.  With high boots, fringed gently flamed hair and a red surcoat, her petite […]

“Hometown Glory” by Adele Adkins – Soulstress of London Beginning her Ride

| February 6, 2008

Adele  Adkins Adele Adkins listened to Etta James and Ella Fitzgerald growing up in Tottenham, UK.  If you listen carefully to her single “Hometown Glory”,  one hears an edginess and sultriness that is reminiscent of Etta James.    Adele is carving out her own signature in the world of music.   Her album “19”,  named after her […]

Medieval Lesson 102 – Herberger – for Thy Knights of the Pain Table

| February 1, 2008

Medieval Lesson 102     Herberger  In Medieval times, a herberger was the official responsible for the allocation of lodging to members of the Royal household (the Familia Regis ).    Herbergage  meant lodging or accommodation.  The origin of the word is from the Old High German, heriberga which meant “shelter for an army”.      It was formed from […]