A Year in the Life of Medieval England by Toni Mount

By Toni Mount

The medieval period is usually linked to dynastic struggles, ugly wars and the bold impact of the Church. yet what concerning the daily adventure of the royal topics and customary humans? right here, along the coronations, diplomatic dealings and key battles, are available the material of medieval lifestyles because it used to be rather lived, in its folks songs, recipes and native gossip. With a various diversity of entries – one for every day of the yr – historian Toni Mount offers an almanac for enthusiasts of all issues medieval.

A targeted photo is collected from unique resources corresponding to chronicles, manor court docket rolls, coroners’ rolls and the documents of urban councils. We examine not just of the royals and nobles of professional historical past but in addition the quarrels of a miscellany of characters, together with William and Christopher of York, Nalle Kittewritte who stole her neighbours’ washing, and Margery from Hereford who used to be murdered via an Oxford scholar. the realm within which they laboured, enjoyed and lived is vividly reimagined, in the future at a time.

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