It’s a story I’ve been guilty of treating a little too uncritically myself: “In the Middle Ages people drank beer rather than water because the water wasn’t safe.” But is that correct? No, not at all, according to the American food history blogger Jim Chevallier, who calls it The Great Medieval Water Myth
Was water really regarded as dangerous to drink in the Middle Ages?
Fifty years ago, The Beatles landed in a America, facing media disdain and a record label that barely understood them. Check out photos and read the story of the band’s historic 1964 American invasion.