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Dr.Jessica Troy joins me on podcast episode #43. Jessica is a 'Medievalist' and she takes us on a deep look into not only Medieval literature but a day in the life of a medieval human. What would the world look like trying to go to work in say 800, 1100, or 1500 A.D.? What types of jobs could a lowly peasant like me expect to have? What kinds of careers, lifestyle and entertainment could I find back then? Jessica is incredibly smart being both a teacher and a Doctor and is talented at painting a picture of medieval life. Don't miss this chance to immerse yourself in the old world and learn more about corpses, churches and humans in Medieval Anglo Saxon England and what made it what it is today!

- 2:00 Its not the Bronze Age!

- 2:30 Body Carts and the plague

- 5:00 'The 4 Humors' and being 'Hot-Blooded'

- 11:45 Re-enacting the medieval plague

- 16:00 Battle of Hastings and the Normans

- 18:00 Old English

- 20:00 French influence

- 24:00 Scotts and Irish start a fight

- 31:00 The Scarlet Letter 

- 35:00 Beowulf

- 40:00 King Arthur

- 44:00 The Odyssey

- 47:00 Misunderstood Grendel

- 49:00 Medieval Hollywood 

- 54:00 Death and corpses, a thesis

- 1:00:00 Dyeing scenes in all their glory

- 1:03:00 Typical day in the life of a medieval man and woman

- 1:08:00 Shires were real!!!

- 1:12:00 When publicly hanging, rope length matters

- 1:23:00 That's not good enough, dig up my sisters corpse!

- 1:27:00 Saints don't burn... typically

- 1:31:00 Religion is lore - faith is up to you

- 1:39:00 Women's rights... or lack thereof

- 1:43:00 A Hermitage with God

- 1:47:00 Widows may have done well

- 1:50:00 Barbers were doctors and healthcare wasn't a thing

- 1:53:00 Sex and marriage in the medieval times

- 1:56:00 Sex as utility, Chaucer and rape

- 2:01:00 Prostitution and werewolves

- 2:10:00 Formosus the pope, thrice exhumed and so, so much more

- 2:21:00 Literacy and books

- 2:34:00 War and its effect on the globe

- 2:37:00 Fitness, sporting and hunting

- 2:40:00 How to read Jessica's works and contact her!


- Contacting Jessica to hire a Anglo-Saxonist Medievalist --> Email -

- Social media Insta - Instagram - @corpselady84

- Love you some history!

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