I am a thesis short of a Master’s Degree in medieval history (or as they now classify the Tudor age – Early Modern History, (which makes the fact slightly less interesting in a current context but still interesting from a personal historic point of view))
None of that is the fun fact
The fun fact is that despite my spending the past 20 years reading & writing about medieval history and how I study medieval history, I still cannot spell ‘medieval’ without a spell check.
Medieval…medeival, meadevil, medieveal.
I had one teacher who insisted the biggest problem students of the Tudor era had was the spelling of Britain & insisted we write it over and over again that first day so we’d get it right. Not Britian, but Britain.
I never understood that because, Hello? Britain did not exist as a concept in Tudor times. You were English, or Welsh or the enemy up in Scotland. Medieval though was still very much a part of Tudor history (not that they used the word themselves, but historians used it about them) & it would have been useful to have the correct spelling drummed into me.
This fun fact brought to you because I am updating my Goodreads libray with the recent medieval mysteries I got from the library.
I like that Goodreads makes it so much easier to track what you have to read & currently are reading than Library Thing does. But I like Library Things tagging system better than GoodReads ‘shelves’. So I use them both but for different purposes.