Poisonous Lipsticks to die for – part 5

Many urban legends have popped up through the years on the Internet, claiming that the British parliament passed all sorts of Witchcraft Laws banning the use of lipstick on “fear of being burnt at the stake.” Yes, lipstick was frowned upon by men and prudes, and especially by the church who claimed it to be […]

Poisonous Lipsticks to die for – part 4

During the Dark Age and the Middle Age, approximately from 476 AD to the end of 1000 AD, potions, medicinal concoctions and quite a bit of face paint had been blended by herbalists (who were eventually condemned as “witches” through serious propaganda from the church). This resulted in rouge and other facial delights becoming harder […]

The Jilted Maid of Britain

The Jilted Maid of Britain Once upon a time, in the middle of the sixth century and somewhere along the Baltic coast, there lived a king from the Varini tribe with his son called Radigis. Radigis was betrothed to the sister of an Anglian King (quite possibly East Anglian Ruler, Wehha or Wuffa) who lived […]