I have a confession to make…if i could travel back in time, I probably would not go to the Middle Ages. It’s not that I don’t like the Middle Ages (obviously), but I think I suffer from too much knowledge–the plagues, the conditions for women, and the frequency of warfare have all dissuaded me from attempting anything more than observing the period from afar. Instead, I’d be more likely to visit imperial Vienna of the 19th century or ancient Ephesus.
There are a few intrepid souls out there, however, who are ready to take on the Middle Ages, including some wonderful kids participating in a Google Doodle Drawing competition. Kaziah from Vermont, for example, drew the following precisely because of the danger and excitement often associated with the Middle Ages:
while another entrant, Cynthia, wanted to experience the great exploratory voyages of the Vikings first hand:
These examples are only a few of the great artworks on display, so head on over to the competition page, take a look, and maybe vote for your favourites! Have some place from the past (or even future) that you’d like to visit? Then let me know in the comments!