A brief biography of Medieval Welsh chronicler Walter Map, taking a brief look at his work De Nugis Curialium, focusing on his weirder tales
A mini-essay contemplating why there are so many folklorists named on a podcast about tales where we can't pin down exact origins
As a millennial I am reasonably used to receiving my information in the format of memes, so it is only natural that I would also try my hand at communicating ideas from the podcast in the same manner.
Sabine Baring-Gould was a prolific author of over 1200 publications, including fictions, history, the saints and folklore.
Otta F. Swire wrote beautiful, original books on the folklore of the Isles and Highlands of Scotland
William Bottrell was a Cornish folklorist who specialised in the recording and retelling of Cornish drolls.
Accomplished linguist Lady Charlotte Guest translated medieval Welsh tales into English, and in doing helped to create the Mabinogion that exists today.
Marie Clothilde Balfour published one of the smallest collections of folktales of anyone featured on the podcast, and also one of my favourites.
The Unreliable Narrator - 12th century chronicler, Geoffrey of Monmouth's "Historia Regum Britanniae" was a huge influence on British history writing for centuries to come. Unfortunately accuracy wasn't its strongest point