Monasteries collected religious articles. They attracted visitors and were often said to perform miracles. Relics like 'a tooth of St. Apollonia – the patron saint of toothache – could cure your tortured tootsie-peg. (Her teeth had been knocked out by the Romans before they burned her.) Hundreds of monasteries had a tooth from her mouth. Big mouth? No, simply another miracle, the monks explained. Henry VI of England collected a ton of them.
Some cool facts in the book are;
- A cure for the plague was to sit in a sewer.
- Sawdust was confetti in middle ages weddings.
- In middle ages rice was very expensive.
- In england , people ate beavers to extiction (only in england).
- Churches selled ale.
- 1280 (date false its 1320) henry de ellington got accidently stabbed by his friend , david , while playing football.
- ewerer - washer of tableclothes
- martin of cheapside was exiled and starved as punshiment for begging without a license to beg