Pop Medieval Episode 52: T’was Blind, But Now Doc Sees

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Pop Medieval Episode 52: T'was Blind, But Now Doc Sees

Doc and Nina started this season…and then stopped suddenly! What happened? Well, Doc went blind for a little while and it impeded the podcast!  And in Pop Medieval fashion, they turn this into a podcast episode.

Topics covered: chest day, eyeball jelly, leech books, disability studies, medieval eye recipes, John the Blind of Bohemia, the punishment for lousy leechcraft


John the Blind, King of Bohemia (1296-1346) (https://www.ancient-origins.net/history-famous-people/john-bohemia-0013170)

Steve Pollington’s Leechcraft: Early English Charms, Plantlore and Healing  (https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/809699.Leechcraft)

Michael Drout’s Quick and Easy Old English (https://books2read.com/Drout-Old-English)

Nokes’ BBC Future article on Swordfighting https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20221124-the-lost-medieval-sword-fighting-tricks-no-one-can-decode


Nokes’ upcoming book: Beowulf in Comic Books and Graphic Novels – coming in early 2023

Nina’s upcoming novel: This is What You Wanted – coming in early 2023