Only a little over two hours remain in Got Medieval’s first annual Weird Medieval History Contest. The competition’s already pretty stiff, but you can do it! I believe in your Wikipedia-scouring prowess! I’ve already got my judges all lined up and ready to go, so quick, to the original post to field your entry!
Oh, and the picture? Well, I don’t know why that naked guy is leading around the grotesque on a string, but that’s the closest image I could find on short notice that incorporated both “weird” and “wire”–as long as string is allowed to substitute in for wire, of course. (From the always helpful Bodleian Library MS Bodl. 264.)