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July 27, 2004


Monks of the Dark Ages and Medieval times may have resembled popular images of Friar Tuck.

The jolly image of rotund Friar Tuck could be only partially true, according to a recent study of skeletal remains from monks that lived during the Middle Ages (476-1450 A.D.) that revealed most monks were overweight, but perhaps not entirely jolly because they suffered from conditions associated with obesity, such as arthritis.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at July 27, 2004 08:26 AM

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