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A Brief History of Life in the Middle Ages - Brief Histories (Paperback)Martyn Whittock (author)
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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.
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 240 g
Dimensions: 196 x 130 x 28 mm
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