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Tuesday Tidbits from Karen Maitland

Posted on: 27/06/2017 with tags: karen maitland, Medieval facts, The Plague Charmer, Tuesday Tidbits, Medieval, Middle Ages

Slapcock The medieval form of shuttlecock or badminton, known as slapcock, was played with a freshly severed cock’s head, and the object of the game was to cover the other players in as much blood, pulp and feathers as you could, while avoiding getting filthy yourself. It was played by standing in a circle and you randomly batted the cock’s head at one of the other players in the hope catching him off guard. Plague – a Deadly Weapon At the Battle of Carolstein in 1422, Prince Coribut, leader of…

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