True Life: I’m a Medieval Minstrel

If you haven’t watched the Terry Jones’ Medieval Lives series yet, you’ve been missing out. Each episode takes a look at the history of a particular type of person (peasants, knights, monks, etc.) throughout the history of the Middle Ages. Of particular interest to this audience is his episode on minstrels. It’s a great look at the changing styles and roles of music in the Medieval period, and a fun way to breathe a little life into your music history reading.