This week, Danièle asked her listeners which myths about the Middle Ages really drive them crazy. From the Flat Earth to daily hygiene, here is our attempt to shed light on some of the most common (but wrong!) ideas we have about the Middle Ages.
See also: 15 Myths about the Middle Ages
Some of the people mentioned in this episode include:
From Monty Python and The Holy Grail – talking with peasants:
Perhaps it was Looney Tunes that taught us that medieval people thought the earth was flat:
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