Thursday, December 9, 2010

Merrie Olde England

"Medieval England was not only far more prosperous than previously believed, it also actually boasted an average income that would be more than double the average per capita income of the world's poorest nations today," reports Matthew Palardy — Was Medieval England more Merrie than thought?

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Blogger bedwere said...

The agricultural innovations brought in by the monasteries must be thanked for that.

1:14 PM  
Blogger The Western Confucian said...

Indeed, draining the swamps of Northern Europe was one of the greatest (and least acknowledged) feats of engineering in human history.

1:56 PM  

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