14 episodes

Everything you’ve always wanted to know about the middle ages but were afraid to ask! Two professional medieval historians answer questions from the audience about anything and everything to do with the middle ages. Did they know about other kinds of sex? How long would I really have lived? Who was the best medieval? What were the best swearwords? Listen and find out… Please send us more questions via Facebook, Twitter or email – we will always try to answer! /Latest episode Facebook: www.facebook.com/medievalfunandprofit Twitter: @medfunprof Email: medievalfunandprofit@gmail.com

Medieval History for Fun and Profit Dr Alice Rio & Dr Alice Taylor

    • Society & Culture

Everything you’ve always wanted to know about the middle ages but were afraid to ask! Two professional medieval historians answer questions from the audience about anything and everything to do with the middle ages. Did they know about other kinds of sex? How long would I really have lived? Who was the best medieval? What were the best swearwords? Listen and find out… Please send us more questions via Facebook, Twitter or email – we will always try to answer! /Latest episode Facebook: www.facebook.com/medievalfunandprofit Twitter: @medfunprof Email: medievalfunandprofit@gmail.com

    Episode 14: Best Medieval part 2: Dhuoda

    Episode 14: Best Medieval part 2: Dhuoda

    The mini-series “Who was the best medieval?” continues with Dhuoda – ninth-century wife, mother, and towering intellectual.

    • 36 min
    Episode 13: Justice

    Episode 13: Justice

    How fair was what passed for a criminal justice system?” How could the concern for justice be so universal, yet exclude so many people? Were lords less likely to be convicted than poor people? (And what about pigs or butterflies?) Listen and find out.

    • 38 min
    Episode 12: Humour

    Episode 12: Humour

    “What did they find funny?” We turn to the silliest side of the middle ages – and also the nastiest…

    • 34 min
    Episode 11: Magic

    Episode 11: Magic

    “Did they have magic?” Yes – and everyone was doing it (though sometimes without knowing it).

    • 34 min
    Episode 10: Slaves

    Episode 10: Slaves

    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?

    • 32 min
    Episode 9: Best Medieval part 1: Henry the Young King

    Episode 9: Best Medieval part 1: Henry the Young King

    "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).

    • 24 min

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