Terry Jones’ Medieval Lives – The Minstrel

I am obsessed with what we were taught vs what we learn to be true.

There's a book? Oh, now I need to buy the book.
There’s a book? Oh, now I need to buy the book.

This BBC program “Terry Jones’ Medieval Lives” combines a Monty Python animation style with myth busting about history. I watched The Minstrel episode for research into my Scribe Shoppe series, but it’s pretty illuminating as to which stories prevailed and how people were portrayed within them. The Minstrel/Troubadour was the PR Man of the Day, says Terry Jones. This episode goes well with The King, and what we think we know about The Richards vs the reality.

Outreach Inspirations

Inspirations that helped shape my outreach methodology:

TO READ

Seth Godin Blog . Get it delivered to your inbox. Excellent stories to change how you think about getting butts in seats.

Mission Paradox – Adam Thurman . He’s just genius.

Brain Pickings by maria Popova
by Maria Popova

TO WATCH

This is worth owning.
This is worth owning.

James Burke’s Connections. I re-watch it all the time. How history doesn’t happen in straight lines and how people respond to change.

Terry Jones’ Medieval Lives. Everything you believe about medieval tropes was planted by the Victorian/Edwardians.

Vihart makes math fun and understandable with doodles.

Between the Folds documentary (available on netflix watch instantly). Mind-blowing visuals. How the smallest detail can change what will be.