Jun 19 2023
#58 The Scrooge McDuck of Cologne: Flour, Pennies, and Quirky Nicknames in 12th Century Cologne
Step back in time and delve into the vibrant tapestry of everyday life in 12th century Cologne. In this captivating episode, we'll whisk you away from the halls of power, bypassing bishops, kings, and emperors, to shine a light on the lives of ordinary Cologne citizens. Discover the intriguing origins of Cologne's beloved Penny, a miniature precursor to the Euro, and unravel the captivating tale of the wealthiest resident of Cologne during the era. But it doesn't stop there - prepare for a touch of whimsy as we unveil the quirky and comical bynames adopted by the city's rich elite. Like Overstolzen or Unmaze! Get ready to immerse yourself in a rich blend of history, humor, and intrigue as we paint a vivid portrait of Cologne's vibrant society in the 12th century.