“Did they have magic?” Yes – and everyone was doing it (though sometimes without knowing it).
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?
"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).
“Did they have pets? Or just animals to munch on?” The truth about cats and dogs – and monkeys and elephants and polar bears…
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.
“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.
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.
“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…