A Brief History of Life in the Middle Ages

A Brief History of Life in the Middle Ages - Brief Histories

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Synopsis

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.

Book information

ISBN: 9781845296858
Publisher: Little, Brown
Imprint: Robinson
Pub date:
DEWEY: 942.03
DEWEY edition: 22
Language: English
Sales rank: 35964
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 238g
Height: 195mm
Width: 130mm
Spine width: 23mm