How “Old School” is Old School? Personal training for fitness – and survival – in the 15th century
One of my favorite illustrations. 15th Century-style: Fencing, weight-lifting, stone-throwing, wrestling and tumbling were all considered excellent ways for members of the Renaissance upper and middle classes to stay in shape and gain “a nimble and elegant body in concord with a healthy spirit”.
Pottery jug with green glaze depicting human face at front with arms beneath. The arms are formed of applied strips and are bent at the elbow so that the gloved hands are pressed against the body at shoulder level. The hair is represented by a strip of clay above the top of the handle. This is decorated with pierced holes and short, incised lines, probably representing braiding. Restored from fragments. Medieval 14thC(early) Excavated/Findspot: Worcester Cathedral, Height: 39.7 centimetres