Excellent, quick, and amusing read … and SOOO illuminating! Medieval Underpants reminded me a bit of reading Bill Bryson’s work, filled with clever quips and tons of factoids. Alleyn does a fabulous job of pulling together examples from literature and film to illustrate the howlers that writers just get “all wrong” about clothing, hygiene, money, food, and myriad other topics when portraying the past in various lands. This is a must-read for aspiring authors of historical fiction, but also a fun read for the rest of us!
Review: Medieval Underpants and Other Blunders: A Writer’s (and Editor’s) Guide to Keeping Historical Fiction Free of Common Anachronisms, Errors, and Myths