15 Myths about the Middle Ages

People have some very wrong ideas about the Middle Ages.  Here is a list of fifteen of the strangest misconceptions about the medieval period – they often portray the people as being ignorant, cruel and unsophisticated.



Here are some articles to learn more about these medieval myths:

Did people in the Middle Ages take baths?

Did people drink water in the Middle Ages?

Ironing Out the Myth of the Flat Earth

The myth of the medieval chastity belt

Viking Pop Culture on Display: The Case of the Horned Helmets

The Progression of the Fork: From Diabolical to Divine

An Examination of Women’s Rights in Medieval England

See also our interview with Stephen Harris and Bryon L. Grigsby, who are the editors of Misconceptions About the Middle Ages

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