A Medieval Valentine's Day
There are many people who love all things medieval - from medieval style jewelry to medieval clothing and costumes to medieval architecture and medieval music. And why not? Medieval history is an era which evokes strong, unique atmospheres - from the heroics of medieval knights through to the harshness of medieval life with little medicine and few home comforts. Not that we're suggesting you try and emulate some of that harshness for Valentine's Day! No, what we have in mind is to 'go medieval' in a fun way that will make the day extra special.
For example, you could:
- Plan a day trip to visit a medieval castle and learn more about a particular, historical place and its role in centuries of history. A day out to somewhere like Alnwick Castle
- Go to a medieval banquet for dinner and an evening's entertainment. There are venues specialising in medieval entertainment such as:
In the UK - The Medieval Banquet in London which is not far from the wonderful medieval fortress of The Tower of London
In the USA - Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament venues in the USA and Canada
- Buy your 'Valentine' a piece of medieval style jewelry such as this beautiful pendant (5 star rating on amazon.com)
- Buy your 'Valentine' a subscription to one of the best history magazines out today - BBC History Magazine
There are even medieval recipes you can try out! None of us have yet tried these but on reading them they sound delicious, especially the spinach tart and chicken with orange and lemon!