6 myths about the Middle Ages that everyone believes - Stephanie Honchell Smith
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Contrary to popular depictions, people during this time bathed regularly and medieval cuisine didn’t include rotten meat. They knew the earth was round and didn’t drop dead at thirty or lock women into chastity belts. On top of that, most of the “medieval” torture devices found in museums and all over the internet are actually modern inventions. In recent years, historians have combatted these myths, shedding light on the achievements of the period, with one recent book even recasting it as the “Bright Ages.”
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