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Emily Learns About Monty Python and the Myth of the “Dark Ages” with John Moscatiello

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.