Medieval Contraception

Medieval contraception – a hit and miss affair. How effective were medieval methods of contraception, when practised by women, to limit the number of unwanted pregnancies?  How widely were such…

A Fifteenth Century Valentine

John Paston and Margery Brews: was this the first-ever Valentine? Here is a short – but heart-felt – Valentine from the Fifteenth Century   In the fifteenth century, England was…