Emily talks to an actual medieval historian (John Moscatiello, Founder of Marco Learning) about her favorite movie of all time: Monty Python and the Holy Grail.
In Part 1, they wonder, were the Middle Ages really as bad as movies make them seem? (Spoiler: No! It’s a conspiracy!)
Topics include Medieval versus Renaissance art, the problems with the Enlightenment, and why we should bring back some dignity for medieval peasants.