It’s worth remembering…
Last Edit: MockingbirdGirl 07:26 am EDT 04/02/23
Posted by: MockingbirdGirl 07:25 am EDT 04/02/23
In reply to: Sat Matinee "Camelot" - stan 08:42 pm EDT 04/01/23

… that Camelot is not set in the “historical” Middle Ages, but in the literary one of E.B. White’s imagination. So for instance:

Morgan le Fey, who called herself a scientist (before the 18th Century you did not have Scientists -- philosophers who described nature (no experiments, yet) and alchemists and physicians -- never scientists

Historically, true. But in The Once and Future King:

“Arthur was tired out…. He was like a scientist who had pursued the root of cancer all his life.” (Chapter 14)

Indeed, I find that Broadway musicals are generally a poor source of historical accuracy, and rarely worth critiquing of those grounds.

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