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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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Medieval Graffiti
For centuries carved writings and artworks in churches lay largely unnoticed. So archaeologist Matthew Champion started a nationwide survey to gather the best examples. In this book he shines a spotli...


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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. Key Features: ...


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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 a...


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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 tim...


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The Illustrated Book of Heraldry
This informative book looks not only at the medieval world in which heraldry thrived, but also at its language, the elaborate system of coded messages it conveyed, and its inextricable link with chiva...


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Guidebook: Medieval Bishops' Palace, Lincoln
The Palace of Medieval Bishops of Lincoln was one of the most impressive buildings of the Middle Ages. The bishops were great princes of the Church and the palace reflected their power and influences....


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Horrible Histories Dark Knights & Dingy Castles
History with the nasty bits left in! Dark Knights and Dingy Castles takes you charging back to the days of chivalry, when knights clanked about in shining armour waving weird weapons, peasants cleaned...


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The Vikings
The history of the Vikings is bloody and eventful, and Viking warriors capture the popular imagination to this day. They made history, establishing the dukedom of Normandy, providing the Byzantine Emp...


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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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Medieval Women
This is an examination of the lives of women in England from the coming of the Anglo-Saxons and their conversion to Christianity, up to the eve of the Reformation. It looks at women from all social cl...


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Guidebook: Medieval Merchant's House
French Street in the 12th and 13th centuries was Southampton's high street. The Medieval Merchant's House, which dates from this period, has been painstakingly restored to its original form by...


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Horrible Histories Measly Middle Ages
Travel back into the measly Middle Ages, where the world was full of wild women, mad monks, naughty knights and crazy kings and queens! Discover a genuine jester's joke, why chickens had their bot...


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Story of Castles
'Usborne Young Reading: Series Two' is designed for children whose reading ability is beginning to grow, and helps build confidence and ability. This text concentrates on castles. Why did p...


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