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Was this device created in the 15th or 18th century and what was it really used for?

There is a massive industry around displaying and selling alleged medieval torture devices and very little actual evidence that most of them were ever used as claimed. A recent Reddit thread includes ...
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What would term would a lollard use to refer to the Bible?

Short answer: "Bible". The first line of the text of the General Prologue starts with (in the original text): Here bygynneth a prolog for alle the bokis of the Bible of the oolde testament ...
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Did the Romans import worship in response to plagues?

There are a couple of places that mention the importation of Aesculapius, the earliest of which is Livy 10.46-47: [6] The many incidents which helped to make the year a happy one served to console ...
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