September 19, 2012
According to the rules set by the Irish abbot, Saint Columba (AD 521 – 597), monks who coughed during a psalm or who sang out of tune were to receive six lashes.
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The Frankish King Charlemagne (747ish AD – 814), was believed to be about 6’ 4 inches tall. His father was known as Pepin the Short.
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I blog every Monday, Wednesday and Friday about the intersection of history and science. My favorite topics are the history of sanitation, funky fashions, and insects.