A Year in the Life of Medieval England
Delve into this diary of fascinating glimpses of life in medieval England. With a diverse range of entries - one for every day of the year - it is the perfect almanac for lovers of all things medieval. The big events - battles, coronations and international diplomacy - sit alongside recipes, pop songs, weather reports and celebrity gossip.
It covers incidents as diverse as murder in York to adultery and tornadoes in London, and ranges from the year 1066 to 1500. This book features a wide and fascinating selection of the stories that would have featured in medieval newspapers, had they existed at the time. Taken from original sources, such as chronicles, manor court rolls, coroners' rolls, and the proceedings of city councils, these excerpts give modern readers a delightful insight into the daily lives of medieval people.
Here we learn not only about royalty and nobility but hear of the quarrels between Christopher and William from York, of Nalle Kittewritt who stole her neighbours' washing, and of Margery from Hereford who was murdered by an Oxford student. The world in which they worked, loved and argued is brought alive in this intriguing new book by popular historian and author Toni Mount.