T-shirt of the Day Award for End of the Middle Ages Day

29 May

Forsooth! Hark ye all unto my words, for today marks the End of the Middle Ages! Prithee, look upon my humble offering of garments to celebrate the day most merrily.

So what IS the End of the Middle Ages Day? Well, on May 29, 1453, the city of Constantinople, capital of the Byzantine Empire, fell to the Ottomans under Sultan Mehmed II, who had been beseiging it for months. Historians widely consider this to be the end of the Middle Ages, because Constantinople had been the center of scholarship, the repository of Greek education … and they tended to hoard it. With the influx of the Ottomans, the scholars of Constantinople scattered, and thus began the revival of education based on classical Greek scholarship which we call the Renaissance.

See you in a funny tee!

QUICK LINKS for more information about the end of the Middle Ages:
The Fall of Constantinople
The Dawn of a New Age

… Or you could just watch this:

Monty Python and the Holy Grail (Extraordinarily Deluxe Three-Disc Edition)


2 Responses to “T-shirt of the Day Award for End of the Middle Ages Day”

  1. Susan52 May 29, 2010 at 5:21 pm #

    Your award winner made me LOL! Very clever design. I’m sending the link to my favorite history teacher.

  2. Carma June 1, 2010 at 1:19 am #

    Thanks Susan! That one is still making me laugh a day later!

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