Many people still believe the Middle Ages were a prudish period, during which the Church forbade all romance and sexuality. And it must be said, the Church tried… but didn’t quite manage! People in the Middle Ages could be pretty public and explicit about their love life.
What do you think of when you hear the word ‘window’? Glass? Lucky you… In the middle ages, most windows were simply open holes in the wall. And the word itself still bears witness of that time!
In medieval stories and legends, we often hear about the secret messages that lovers send each other. Unfortunately, usually those messages were so secret that they didn’t survive to modern times… with a few amazing exceptions.