Why is it that the word “medieval” always get bandied about with negative connotations. Here’s some examples from the recent news:
Inquirer – Nick Farrell
Telegraph.co.uk (blog) – Tim Collard – 9 Jul 2010
In condemning the proposed execution, he called death by stoning a “medievalpunishment”.
The Moscow News – Evgeniya Chaykovskaya
Corrupt officials should be marked with a medieval-style brand burned on to their left hands, according to …
The Guardian – 24 Jun 2010
“It was like stepping back into medieval times,” said Hough, who spent 13 months there with the 1st Battalion, King’s Liverpool Regiment. …