Everyday Life In Medieval England

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Everyday Life in Medieval England captures the day-to-day experience of people in the middle ages - the houses and settlements in which they lived, the food they ate, their getting and spending - and their social relationships. The picture that emerges is of great variety, of constant change, of movement and of enterprise. Many people were downtrodden and miserably poor, but they struggled against their circumstances, resisting oppressive authorities, to build their own way of life and to improve their material conditions. The ordinary men and women of the middle ages appear throughout. Everyday life in Medieval England is an outstanding contribution to both national and local history.

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Genre : History
Author : Christopher Dyer
Publisher : A&C Black
Release : 2001-01-01
File : 353 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780826419828


How To Survive In Medieval England

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An in-depth guide to life in medieval England, including class, housing, spirituality, fashion, grooming, food, commerce, jobs, health, law, war, and more. Imagine you were transported back in time to Medieval England and had to start a new life there. Without mobile phones, ipads, internet, and social media networks, when transport means walking or, if you’re fortunate, horseback, how will you know where you are or what to do? Where will you live? What is there to eat? What shall you wear? How can you communicate when nobody speaks as you do and what about money? Who can you go to if you fall ill or are mugged in the street? However can you fit into and thrive in this strange environment full of odd people who seem so different from you? All these questions and many more are answered in this new guidebook for time-travelers: How to Survive in Medieval England. A handy self-help guide with tips and suggestions to make your visit to the Middle Ages much more fun, this lively and engaging book will help the reader deal with the new experiences they may encounter and the problems that might occur. Know the laws so you don’t get into trouble or show your ignorance in an embarrassing faux pas. Enjoy interviews with the celebrities of the day, from a businesswoman and a condemned felon, to a royal cook and King Richard III himself. Have a go at preparing medieval dishes and learn some new words to set the mood for your time-travelling adventure. Have an exciting visit but be sure to keep this book at hand. “Fun and creative. . . . If you want a handy guide to take on your journeys to the past or you just want a book to better understand the past, I highly suggest you read this book, “How to Survive in Medieval England” by Toni Mount.” —Adventures of a Tudor Nerd

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Genre : History
Author : Toni Mount
Publisher : Pen and Sword History
Release : 2021-08-04
File : 198 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781526754424


The Detection Of Heresy In Late Medieval England

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Heresy was the most feared crime in the medieval moral universe. By examining the drafting, publicizing, and implementing of new laws against heresy in the 14th and 15th centuries, this text presents a general study of inquisition in medieval England.

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Genre : History
Author : Ian Forrest
Publisher : Oxford University Press on Demand
Release : 2005-10-20
File : 292 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780199286928


The Oxford Illustrated History Of Medieval England

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This richly illustrated book provides a comprehensive introduction to medieval England. Written by expert scholars and drawing on the latest research, it offers an authoritative survey of the years from the departure of the Roman legions to the Battle of Bosworth. The middle ages were a time of profound diversity and change. The main political themes are explored in three narrative chapters, covering the Anglo-Saxon period, the Normans and Angevins, and the late middle ages. Chapters on the social, cultural, and religious life of the period add context tothe political and institutional developments traced and cover topics as varied as the nature of national identity, urban life, art and architecture, religious practice, and the development of vernacular literature. 180 illustrations, maps, family trees, a chronology, guide to further reading, and a full index make this an indispensable guide to England in the middle ages. Contributors... Janet L. Nelson, Professor of History, King's College, London George Garnett, Fellow and Tutor in History, St Hugh's College, Oxford Chris Given-Wilson, Senior Lecturer in Medieval History, University of St Andrews Christopher Dyer, Professor of Medieval Social History, University of Birmingham Henrietta Leyser, Lecturer in Medieval History, St Peter's College, Oxford Nicola Coldstream Derek Pearsall, Professor of English, Harvard University

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Genre : Art
Author : Nigel Saul
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Release : 1997
File : 358 Pages
ISBN-13 : 0198205023


Medieval England

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Medieval England presents the political and cultural development of English society from the Norman Conquest to the end of the Wars of the Roses. It is a story of change, progress, setback, and consolidation, with England emerging as a wealthy and stable country, many of whose essential features were to remain unchanged until the Industrial Revolution. Edmund King traces his chronicle through the lives of successive monarchs, the inescapable central thread of that epoch. The momentous events of the times are also recreated, from the compiling of the Domesday Book, through the wars with the Scots, the Welsh, and the French, to the Peasants' Revolt and the disastrous Black Death.

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Genre : Great Britain
Author : Edmund King
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Release : 2005
File : 312 Pages
ISBN-13 : UOM:39015063649902


Maps And Monsters In Medieval England

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First published in 2006. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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Genre : History
Author : Asa Mittman
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2013-09-13
File : 292 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781135501044


Chivalry In Medieval England

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Popular views of medieval chivalry—knights in shining armor, fair ladies, banners fluttering from battlements—were inherited from the nineteenth-century Romantics. This is the first book to explore chivalry’s place within a wider history of medieval England, from the Norman Conquest to the aftermath of Henry VII’s triumph at Bosworth in the Wars of the Roses. Saul invites us to view the world of castles and cathedrals, tournaments and round tables, with fresh eyes. Chivalry in Medieval England charts the introduction of chivalry by the Normans, the rise of the knightly class as a social elite, the fusion of chivalry with kingship in the fourteenth century, and the influence of chivalry on literature, religion, and architecture. Richard the Lionheart and the Crusades, the Black Death and the Battle of Crecy, the Magna Carta and the cult of King Arthur—all emerge from the mists of time and legend in this vivid, authoritative account.

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Genre : History
Author : Nigel Saul
Publisher : Harvard University Press
Release : 2011-10-15
File : 0 Pages
ISBN-13 : 0674063686


Women In Medieval England

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This book is about what it meant to build a city in Germany at the turn of the twentieth century. It explores the physical spaces and mental attitudes that shaped lives, restructured society, and conditioned beliefs about the past and expectations for the future in the crucial German generations that formed the young Reich, fought the Great War, and experienced the Weimar Republic.Focusing on ordinary buildings and the way they shaped ordinary lives, this study shows how material space could influence the lives of citizens, from the ways the elderly slept at night to the economy of the city as a whole. It also shows how we integrate the spaces and places of our lives into our explanations of politics, culture and economics. It is aimed at those who want to understand urban modernity, Wilhelmine and Weimar Germany, the use of space in social policy and politics, and the design of cities.

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Genre : Civilization, Medieval
Author : Helen M. Jewell
Publisher : Manchester University Press
Release : 1996
File : 228 Pages
ISBN-13 : 0719040175


Talk And Textual Production In Medieval England

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Uses the life of Richard I to argue that medieval England's public talk was essential to the production of texts and was a fundamental part of the transmission and reception of literature.

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Genre : Literary Criticism
Author : Marisa Libbon
Publisher : Mad Creek Books
Release : 2021-04-08
File : Pages
ISBN-13 : 0814214703


Magic And Religion In Medieval England

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During the Middle Ages, many occult rituals and beliefs existed and were practiced alongside those officially sanctioned by the church. While educated clergy condemned some of these as magic, many of these practices involved religious language, rituals, or objects. For instance, charms recited to cure illnesses invoked God and the saints, and love spells used consecrated substances such as the Eucharist. Magic and Religion in Medieval England explores the entanglement of magical practices and the clergy during the Middle Ages, uncovering how churchmen decided which of these practices to deem acceptable and examining the ways they persuaded others to adopt their views. Covering the period from 1215 to the Reformation, Catherine Rider traces the change in the church’s attitude to vernacular forms of magic. She shows how this period brought the clergy more closely into contact with unofficial religious practices than ever before, and how this proximity prompted them to draw up precise guidelines on distinguishing magic from legitimate religion. Revealing the necessity of improving clerical education and the pastoral care of the laity, Magic and Religion in Medieval England provides a fascinating picture of religious life during this period.

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Genre : History
Author : Catherine Rider
Publisher : Reaktion Books
Release : 2013-02-15
File : 219 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781780230740