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A brief history of life in the Middle Ages

By: Whittock, Martyn

Part of the Brief histories series
1845296850 / 9781845296858
Paperback
942'.03
12/03/2009
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England
20 cm xvi, 320 p. : maps
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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.

BIC:

HBJD1 British & Irish history, HBLC1 Medieval history

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