April 28, 2014 by

6 Myths about the Middle Ages

Categories: Research

I found a great article about 6 myths of the Middle Ages. It’s particularly great to see someone writing about this in the general media. I encounter these assumptions every day and it complicates writing about these times (especially when someone writes to tell me I’m wrong 🙂 But that’s another story).

From: http://www.cracked.com/article_20186_6-ridiculous-myths-about-middle-ages-everyone-believes.html

You can click on the link above for the full article, but the myths are as follows:

1.  Scientific Progress Was Dead

2. Everyone Smelled Like Complete Sh*t  (for my post on this, see: http://www.sarahwoodbury.com/did-medieval-people-bathe/)

3. Knights Were Honorable, Chivalrous Warriors

4. Everyone Was a Prude

5. Women Were Treated as Cattle

6. Life Was Horrible and Everyone Died Young (for one my posts on this see: http://www.sarahwoodbury.com/life-expectancy-in-the-middle-ages/)

2 Responses to 6 Myths about the Middle Ages

  1. Charley R

    Haha, I can’t believe some of these myths are still held up! “Everyone was a prude” in particular *snorting*