Medieval England: A Social History and Archaeology from the Conquest to 1600 AD
The book is divided into seven periods, from the Norman Conquest in 1066 to the aftermath of the Black Death and finally up to 1600 and the reorientation of English society under the Tudors. Colin Platt draws on evidence and sources from a wide range of locations and of different types to illustrate how people of all classes lived. He discusses, among other things, building, diet, disease, climate, popular taste, religious cults, industry, the relations between different classes and the distribution of wealth. Medieval England is established as a seminal and unique presentation of the Middle Ages. It offers a clearly organized, integrated discussion of a complex and comprehensive collection of data. As such it is an ideal survey for the general reader, the student, or the specialist.
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