Trickster Tales from Medieval Europe - Reynard the Fox

Mar 19, 2018

Reynard the Fox

Classics Now host Mary Harper discussed the clever and dark tales of Reynard the Fox. Fake news isn’t a new phenomenon.  Reynard the Fox was spreading lies with aplomb back in the “beast epics” of Medieval Europe, and everybody fell for them time and time again.  The sly trickster fox was so ubiquitous that the French changed their word for fox to renard.