love to study the Middle Ages because Europe a few hundred years ago
was such a weird and busy place. You’ve got the fall of the Roman
Empire, early written English, the plague, crusaders and conquerers,
myths and legends, and the stuff that we use for our fantasy pop culture
these days. John Green gives us some fascinating tidbits to add to our
store of knowledge about the Middle Ages, in the latest episode of the
mental_floss List Show.