Everything youve always wanted to know about the middle ages but were afraid to ask! Two professional medieval historians answer questions from the audience about anything and everything to do with the middle ages. Did they know about other kinds of sex? How long would I really have lived? Who was the best medieval? What were the best swearwords? Listen and find out Please send us more questions via Facebook, Twitter or email we will always try to answer! /Latest episode Facebook: www.facebook.com/medievalfunandprofit Twitter: @medfunprof Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Episode 14: Best Medieval part 2: Dhuoda04/11/2017 Duración: 36min
The mini-series “Who was the best medieval?” continues with Dhuoda – ninth-century wife, mother, and towering intellectual.
Episode 13: Justice21/10/2017 Duración: 38min
How fair was what passed for a criminal justice system?” How could the concern for justice be so universal, yet exclude so many people? Were lords less likely to be convicted than poor people? (And what about pigs or butterflies?) Listen and find out.
Episode 12: Humour01/10/2017 Duración: 34min
“What did they find funny?” We turn to the silliest side of the middle ages – and also the nastiest…
Episode 11: Magic17/09/2017 Duración: 34min
“Did they have magic?” Yes – and everyone was doing it (though sometimes without knowing it).
Episode 10: Slaves02/09/2017 Duración: 32min
Did they have slaves? We’re used to seeing slaves in films and books set under the Roman empire; not so much in those set in medieval Europe – but is this misleading?
Episode 9: Best Medieval part 1: Henry the Young King19/08/2017 Duración: 24min
"Who was the best medieval?” What better way to settle this once and for all than with a dedicated (and intermittent) mini-series? First up in this high-stakes competition is Henry the Young King (1155-1183).
Episode 8: Pets06/08/2017 Duración: 34min
“Did they have pets? Or just animals to munch on?” The truth about cats and dogs – and monkeys and elephants and polar bears…
Episode 7: Childbirth22/07/2017 Duración: 36min
How did they handle childbirth? Was it really as dangerous as it is perceived to have been?” Find out how medieval people dealt with one of the most common, as well as one of the most dangerous, of life experiences.
Episode 6: Time Travel08/07/2017 Duración: 31min
“If I got into a time machine and appeared in contemporary clothes talking the way I talk, would I automatically be burned as a witch?” Not necessarily, though that doesn’t mean you wouldn’t have other things to worry about. Listen to our survival advice and gain peace of mind for your next medieval time-travel adventure.
Episode 5: Extreme Sports25/06/2017 Duración: 31min
Was battle a bit like modern-day sport?” Find out what it took to be a medieval knight, and how best to show off your skills.
Episode 4: Swearwords11/06/2017 Duración: 34min
“What were the best swearwords?” Before you get out that Latin slang dictionary, find out what you’re getting into, and the true cost of rudeness in the middle ages…
Episode 3: Smell28/05/2017 Duración: 30min
“How badly did it smell, really?” Find out about one of the least savoury aspects of the middle ages. Sensitive souls: you have been warned.
Episode 2: Death13/05/2017 Duración: 25min
“How long would I really have lived?” Was life really so brutish and short during the middle ages? How young did most people die, and of what?
Episode 1: Sex29/04/2017 Duración: 29s
“Did they know about other kinds of sex?” Yes, they did! Come with us on a journey of discovery, and find out how to make someone wild with desire for you by kneading bread with your buttocks.