6 Myths about the Middle Ages that Everyone Believes - Stephanie Honchell Smith

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Video

John Horgan
by TED-Ed
published on 21 July 2023

Explore the 6 most common misconceptions about the Middle Ages, and find out what living in medieval times was actually like.

Medieval Europe. Where unbathed, sword-wielding knights ate rotten meat, thought the Earth was flat, defended chastity-belt wearing maidens, and tortured their foes with grisly gadgets. Except… this is more fiction than fact. So, where do all the myths about the Middle Ages come from? And what were they actually like? Stephanie Honchell Smith debunks common misconceptions about the time period.

Lesson by Stephanie Honchell Smith, directed by Avi Ofer.

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TED-Ed. (2023, July 21). 6 Myths about the Middle Ages that Everyone Believes - Stephanie Honchell Smith. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/video/3001/6-myths-about-the-middle-ages-that-everyone-believ/

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TED-Ed. "6 Myths about the Middle Ages that Everyone Believes - Stephanie Honchell Smith." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified July 21, 2023. https://www.worldhistory.org/video/3001/6-myths-about-the-middle-ages-that-everyone-believ/.

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TED-Ed. "6 Myths about the Middle Ages that Everyone Believes - Stephanie Honchell Smith." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 21 Jul 2023. Web. 23 Jul 2024.

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