We give credit to the British for a wicked sense of satire. But maybe the credit really should go to their Anglo-Saxon forebears.
We'll be sure to ask Martha Bayless, a professor of English at the University of Oregon. Her research focuses on Anglo-Saxon England and many aspects of its culture... including its entertainments and diversions.
Dr. Bayless is our guest in this month's edition of our partnership with the UO, called Curious: Research Meets Radio.
Bonus link: Martha Bayless's Early English Bread Project.