No Such Thing As The Middle Ages


Dan and James welcome special guests comedian Alex Edelman and historian Greg Jenner to discuss the first smile, the most important animal in America and 300 years that may never have happened.

Episode 3                       21 March, 2014

Further Reading


Read here about the discovery (by thieves!) of that Ancient Egyptian royal dentists' practice.

Did Lou Gehrig die of Lou Gehrig's Disease? Maybe not.

Are the Middle Ages made up? We suspect not, but read Dr Niemitz's paper on the subject and decide for yourself.

And is Andorra's original constitution a forgery? It's certainly contentious.

If you want to know more about horseshoe crab blood, this is a fascinating article.

Here's the full story on Belyaev's obseqious foxes; there's some fun extra details here on George Washington's dog-breeding; and why not visit the British Museum to see some elaborately mummified cats like this one.

More about Elizabeth I's bedfellows in this TLS article and an excellent piece from the Independent on Gandhi's curious sleeping habits.

 

Guest
Greg  Jenner

Historian, consultant
for Horrible Histories

Guest Greg  Jenner Historian, consultant for Horrible Histories

Guest
Alex Edelman

Comedian

Guest Alex Edelman Comedian

Giggling
Victorians

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Otzi the Iceman's
Terrible Teeth

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Madame Vigée LeBrun Et Sa Fille (the one with the scandalous smile)

  Madame Vigée LeBrun Et Sa Fille (the one with the scandalous smile)

 




 







 

  Horseshoe
  Crab Blood








Horseshoe crab blood

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Panda Hunting With The Roosevelts

      Panda Hunting With The Roosevelts

The QI 
Encyclopaedia

False Teeth


False Teeth