A new Game of Thrones season means more bodices and battle axes! Get Medieval with us in this hour, as we talk arms and armor with a military historian. (Yes, chain mail and plate armor were just as hot and heavy you think.) And George R. R. Martin himself explains why we fantasize about the Middle Ages.
Medievalist Bruce Holsinger writes historical fiction starring some names familiar to English majors -- Geoffrey Chaucer and John Gower. They were poets but in Holsinger's novels they also deal in secrets.
Nicola Griffith set her award-winning historical novel, "Hild," in seventh-century Britain. It's based on the real life of the fierce young girl who eventually became one of the most powerful women of her day -- St. Hilda of Whitby.