Seb Falk on The Light Ages

Were the Dark Ages really that dark? Seb Falk argues that science and religion weren't at odds with each other in the medieval era, but two sides of the same coin. His main story focuses on the life of John Westwyk, a medieval monk, and through John's eyes we understand how the medieval man or woman might have viewed the world.

He talks about the medieval equivalent of the smartphone, the legendary story about trying to steal the testicles and anal glands of beavers, and how to attract a unicorn with nothing but a virgin and a forest glade.

Seb Falk is a historian, teacher, broadcaster and historical consultant. Find out more about Seb and his work here:

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