Fairy tales and folklore come from a variety of sources, changing as they are told and retold. And some of these tales have been inspired by real historical figures, whose lives either formed the genesis of the story or altered it along the way. So what is fact and what is fiction?
10 Worst Misconceptions About Medieval Life You'd Get From Fantasy Books
10 Worst Misconceptions about Medieval Life You'd Get from Fantasy Books // io9 // Some tropes are so ingrained in Medieval-inspired fantasy stories that it's tempting to think that they represent real aspects of Medieval life. But often these stories are just reinforcing myths and misconceptions about life in the Middle Ages.