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Summary The Time Traveller's Guide to Medieval England A Handbook for Visitors to the Fourteenth Century

Imagine you could Traveller's Guide Epub #217 get into a time machine and travel back to the th century This text s As a history book this is an interesting format and it s reasonably engaging though by the end I was starting to get worn down by the sheer level of detail But what bothered me was that apparently if you want to time travel you d better be male there s some lip service paid to actually discussing women s role in society with some references to the kind of work women did mostly make ale I gather and uite a lot of reference to the kind of clothes women wore and how likely women were to be assaulted and raped but We hear about monks and not about nuns about merchants and not about their wives about farmers and not their daughters And don t give me the excuse about that not being interesting to read about nor is intricate detail about what a monk can eat on which days for most people In summary to time travel apparently you have to be male And only men are interesting Slightly disappointed I paid for this book right now

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The Time Traveller's Guide to Medieval England A Handbook for Visitors to the Fourteenth Century

Ets out to explain what life was like in the most immediate way through taking the reader to the Middle Ages and sh I have long found this period of history the most fascinating to read about What compels my interest is not the fierce battles or matters of court but the running of the day to day life of the common people during this timeFor that reason it was like this book was penned with my particular desires in mind Unlike many other non fiction books this was not set out in the typical chronological format Instead this was split into sections that focused on one particular area of interest such as clothing food and housing Battles the Black Plague and other areas of historic interest were noted but little space was given over to dwelling on those subjects This is of an overview of how an average day would look like to an average citizenI also adored how this book was penned which fitted well with the structure of this book With the minimum of dryness and a sprinkle of humour all information was relayed It was neither sensational nor overly academic but instead a steady mixture of them both As the title suggests this book is written as if it were to be used as an actual guide for an actual future time traveller assisting them on how best to fit in if they were to return to an average day from this period of history Average seems to be the word to best sum up this book s ultimate focus but certainly not how I would describe how it delivered what many would perceive these rather banal facts

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Owing everything from the horrors of leprosy and war to the ridiculous excesses of roasted larks and haute couture This book was super interesting and informative if you re looking to understand what life was like back in 14th century England Plenty of statistics but also the author worked hard to tell about life in an interesting narrative way that kept things from getting too dry I found all the little tidbits about trade and buildings and the daily life of an Englishman very informative as well as statistics about percentages of the population that was literate what sort of life you could expect if you were born into a household that worked for a landowner etc 55 stars


10 thoughts on “The Time Traveller's Guide to Medieval England A Handbook for Visitors to the Fourteenth Century

  1. says:

    A very fun entertaining book Here are a few things I learned The Landscape There are almost no conifer or evergreen trees in the middle ages so the winter skyline is particularly bleakThere are no grey suirrels only red ones The grey variety has yet to reach Britain Cattle and sheep are smaller than their modern counterparts much smallerThere are no wolves The last English wolf was killed in North Lancashire in the 14th centuryThe People Ha

  2. says:

    As a history book this is an interesting format and it's reasonably engaging though by the end I was starting to get worn down by the sheer level of detail But what bothered me was that apparently if you want to time travel you'd better be male there's some lip service paid to actually discussing women's role in society

  3. says:

    These books on going back in time present the times as great political machinations from the King or ueen in London Food grown locally and cooked from scratch each day Clothes sewn to last No vehicles or chemical fumes but walking or for the rich riding in the open air Hard work but rewarding a day that starts when the sun rises and finished when the candles sputter out But what they don't say is that no one much knew what was going on i

  4. says:

    Most of us who read history or historical fiction set in Medieval or even Tudor England can agree on one thing we can’t understand the ways of life “back then” properly because we tend to apply modern morals and standards to h

  5. says:

    The past is a foreign country; they do things differently there L P HartleyTake this book along on your next trip

  6. says:

    I have long found this period of history the most fascinating to read about What compels my interest is not the fierce battles or matters of court but the running of the day to day life of the common people during this timeFor that

  7. says:

    Obviously A Time Traveller's Guide to Medieval England was a title calculated to gain my attention The premise a different take on presenting an overview of a period of time using the format of a travel guide – something of a Fodor's England 1320 that might be found in the TARDIS Exploring the experience of all

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    Description Imagine you could get into a time machine and travel back to the 14th century This text sets out to explain what life was like in the most immediate way through taking the reader to the Middle Ages and showing everything from the horrors of leprosy and war to the ridiculous excesses of roasted larks and haute coutureAs Susanna mentions in her review the clothing section was very interesting knitting was not known in 14CFully r

  9. says:

    This book was super interesting and informative if you’re looking to understand what life was like back in 14th century England Plenty of statistics but also the author worked hard to tell about life in an interesting narrative way that kept things from getting too dry I found all the little tidbits about trade and buildings and

  10. says:

    This book was a wonderful insight into medieval England I've always been fascinated with medieval history and this book was a grand companion The book tells us about the economy the classes of people and the work that was available It is split into chapters full to the brim of interesting and somewhat juicy informationI particularly liked