History with the nasty bits left in! 'The Measly Middle Ages' tells you what life was really like in days of old when knights were bold, women wore tall pointy hats and the peasants were revolting. Want to know a genuine jester's joke? Why chickens had their bottoms shaved? What ten-year-old treacle was used for? Read on for some gruesome games, revolting recipes and fantastic facts. Find out about miserable Medieval monks, the dreaded Black Death, and schools that really knew how to make children suffer. History has never been so horrible!Includes bibliographical references and index.