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Where did all the gooseberries go?



In the mediaeval period, hedgehogs were far more a pest than the loveable and endangered creatures they are today.

From the "Northumberland Bestiary", c.1250.
DearAmbellina2113 · 41-45, F
That is so fascinating. Can you imagine what life was like back then? Pure drudgery.
Persephonee · 22-25, F
[@831314,DearAmbellina2113] Depends who you were, I suppose!

But the popular idea of mediaeval life being dirty, brutal, oppressive, and generally miserable, is kind of a myth (without saying it was all perfect either!).

 
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