The Telegraph had a great article by Philip Hensher about why we are so obsessed with medieval England in our reading. I think this applies to the middle ages in all countries and for the purpose of this blog Crime Fiction.
So why are we in the Grip of Medieval Mania? Could it be Swine Flu compared to the Black Death? Climate Change? new exhibit at the V&A?
L.P Hartley said that “the past is a foreign country”; and, like most foreign countries, it gets easier and easier to travel there, to compare our daily experience with theirs.
Read this Fascinating Article HERE. (he mentioned Tey's The Daughter of Time).
I love medieval mysteries, and I've always read them. Perhaps it's because I did graduate work on both Medieval art and religion.
What is your favorite Medieval Mystery and Why?
CHOCOLATE TAPIOCA PUDDING: National Tapioca Day - *Tapioca*, along with junket and pudding, were standard desserts when I was growing up. I knew what pudding was, but never junket or *tapioca*. As a child...
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