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 ūüôā But that’s another story).
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/)