Tag: Medieval Literature


Five Fascinating Facts about Francois Villon

Fun facts about the French medieval poet 1. François Villon was a murderer, thief, and member of a criminal brotherhood. Villon was born in Paris in 1431; in 1449 he went to study at the University there, and was made a master of arts three years later. However, three years […]


Five Fascinating Facts about Piers Plowman

Curious facts about a classic medieval poem 1. The poem contains the first known reference to Robin Hood. Although the earliest known full ballads and stories involving Robin Hood date from the fifteenth century, the brave redistributor of Nottinghamshire’s wealth (though Robin Hood originally lived in Yorkshire) makes his debut […]