Nasty Habits - Satire and the Medieval Monk What made medieval monks laugh? Edward Coleman looks at humour, holy men and the sub-texts of comment in 12th-century England. Edward Coleman | Published in History Today Volume 43 Issue 6 June 1993 To continue reading this article you will need to purchase access to the online archive. Buy Online Access Buy Print & Archive Subscription If you have already purchased access, or are a print & archive subscriber, please ensure you are logged in. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any problems.