History has always fascinated me. I love learning about people and places that have come and gone, leaving little pieces for us to discover and mysteries for us to solve. My bookcase is full of historical reference books, biographies and historical fiction. These stories captivate me, take me into another place and time and leave me wondering what it really would have been like to live there.

The Middle Ages have inspired artists and writers since before the time of Shakespeare, inspiring plays, novels, artwork, cinema, etc. this time period has been fictionalized, glamorized and made into the stuff of legends. But, what was it really like? Who were the people that inspired Hollywood’s romantic ideas? What were their lives really like?

Join me as I dig through 1000 years of myth’s, mysteries, and legends to find out what the Middle ages really were.