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Medieval History

The Medieval Period in Britain spanned from the 12th century to the end of the 15th century.

Far from their dour reputation, the Middle Ages were a period of massive social change, burgeoning nationalism, international conflict, rebellion, resistance and renaissance. We have a variety of titles exploring, in-depth, certain periods within the Middle Ages.

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Battle Castles
A sumptuous, action-packed pan-European history, Battle Castles brings to life mighty medieval fortifications and the epic sieges they resisted: clashes that defied the limits of military technology, ...


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The English Castle: 1066-1650
From coast to coast, the English landscape is still richly studded with castles both great and small. As homes or ruins, these historic buildings are today largely objects of curiosity. For centuries,...


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Castle: A History of the Buildings that Shaped Medieval Britain
Beginning with their introduction in the eleventh century, and ending with their widespread abandonment in the seventeenth, Marc Morris explores many of the country's most famous castles, as well ...


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Medieval Lives
Was medieval England full of knights on horseback rescuing fainting damsels in distress? Were the Middle Ages mired in superstition and ignorance? Why does nobody ever mention King Louis the First and...


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The Time Traveller's Guide to Medieval England:
An original, entertaining and illuminating guide to a completely different world: England in the Middle Ages. The past is a foreign country: this is your guidebook. Imagine you could get into a time m...


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See inside Noisy Castles - Usborne
A humorous yet historically accurate look at life in a thirteenth century medieval castle brought to life with flaps and a sound panel. David Hancock's illustrations include a magnificent banqu...


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What Were Castles For?
This series consists of simple illustrated guides to answer children's questions about history and invite comparisons with life today. This particular title deals with castles....


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Story of Castles
Why did people need castles? What was it like to live in one? And why did castles go out of fashion? This book tells their incredible story, from the first wooden tower to the crumbling ruins you see ...


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Horrible Histories Dark Knights & Dingy Castles
This horrible history takes you charging back in time to days of chivalry, when knights clanked about in armour waving weapons, peasants cleaned up the mess afterwards, and everyone lived in dark, din...


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Horrible Histories Measly Middle Ages
This history book offers the chance to read about the wild women, mad monks, naughty knights and crackers kings and queens of the Middle Ages. Paperback. ...


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Medieval Women
Henrietta Leyser considers the problems and attitudes fundamental to every woman of the time: medieval views on sex, marriage and motherhood; the world of work and the experience of widowhood for peas...


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