A Brief History of Life in the Middle Ages Paperback / softback
Part of the Brief Histories series
Paperback / softback
Using wide-ranging evidence, Martyn Whittock shines a light on Britain in the Middle Ages, bringing it vividly to life in this fascinating new portrait that brings together the everyday and the extraordinary. Thus we glimpse 11th-century rural society through a conversation between a ploughman and his master. The life of Dick Whittington illuminates the rise of the urban elite.
The stories of Roger 'the Raker' who drowned in his own sewage, a 'merman' imprisoned in Orford Castle and the sufferings of the Jews of Bristol reveal the extraordinary diversity of medieval society.
Through these characters and events - and using the latest discoveries and research - the dynamic and engaging panorama of medieval England is revealed.
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- Format:Paperback / softback
- Pages:336 pages
- Publisher:Little, Brown Book Group
- Publication Date:12/03/2009
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