Thursday, December 07, 2006

Ladybird book beats BBC - no contest

One of Robin Hood's friends was a monk, Brother Anselm. Robin once asked him "Why not join us here in the forest? Like our king, Richard the Lionheart, we are God-fearing Christians. We need a chaplain"

Do you hear that BBC? A Ladybird book my eldest boy is reading has more idea about the Middle Ages than you PC numpties.



Blogger Boeciana said...

I like the way the Ladybird book apparently gets round the problem of an anachronistic friar in the late twelfth century by making him a monk! But then would he be a runaway monk? and isn't that bad?

Being a pedantic medievalist; it's a tough life...

2:13 PM  
Blogger Paulinus said...

Thanks for the clarification. Isn't pedantry an entry requirement for a career as a medievalist?

I suppose he could be a monk posted to chantry chapels distant from the main community...

11:53 AM  

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