One of the internet’s foremost culture vultures, Olivia Swarthout prowls the web for little-seen snippets of medieval art and life to share with the world via the Weird Medieval Guys Twitter and Instagram accounts. Described by her mother as having ‘a knack for curation’ uses her platform to shine a light on the so-called ‘Dark Ages’ and bring people closer to the distant past.
Bursting with wisdom and artwork from the Middle Ages, this handy guide will give you time-tested solutions for all of life’s biggest problems. Whether it’s choosing an appropriate dog name like Garlik or Filthe, becoming an irresistible suitor even though you can’t joust, surviving encounters with rabbits and dragons, or coming to terms with your inevitable demise, this book is full of illuminating advice that is sure to brighten up the darkest of times.
Full of quizzes, how-to guides, diagrams, and flow charts that take you from birth to your gruesome death, this is the ultimate laugh-out-loud Secret Santa gift for history buffs.
Born in the Rocky Mountains of Montana, USA, Olivia’s enduring love of cowboy boots and the great outdoors has survived many years of living in Berlin, Glasgow, and London, where she currently resides and works.