Grab a cup of mead, settle in and explore the tales, legends, heroes and supernatural beings of the Middle Ages!
Folklore traditionally meant the stories, beliefs and customs of the poorer, uneducated population of a culture. In more modern times, folklore refers to any customs, beliefs, traditions and tales from any culture or ethnicity, rich or poor, found in any time in history.
Medieval folklore deals with the romantic stories of heroes and lovers overcoming often evil (but occasionally helpful) supernatural forces.
Lindahl, C., McNamara, J., & Lindow, J. (Eds.). (2002). Medieval Folklore: A Guide to Myths, Legends, Tales, Beliefs and Customs. Oxford University Press.
Maclise, D. (1845). Robin Hood and His Merry Men Entertaining Richard the Lionheart in Sherwood Forest.[painting]. Nottingham Castle Museum and Art Gallery, Nottingham, UK. https://artuk.org/discover/artworks/robin-hood-and-his-merry-men-entertaining-richard-the-lionheart-in-sherwood-forest-46882
Medievalists. (2019, July 9). Medieval Storytime.[podcast]. YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EcKLtzt2sbU