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Over 100 short essays, illustrated mostly in color, provide background information on contemporary events, people, customs and traditions. They include notes on the place of women in society, herbal remedies, popular food and drink, music, poetry, and medicine. They describe some of the great and important buildings of the time, and include biographies of kings, queens and men of power, and portray the contrasting life of ordinary people. This is the Plantagent era, in the worlds of the people who lived through ...
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Over 100 short essays, illustrated mostly in color, provide background information on contemporary events, people, customs and traditions. They include notes on the place of women in society, herbal remedies, popular food and drink, music, poetry, and medicine. They describe some of the great and important buildings of the time, and include biographies of kings, queens and men of power, and portray the contrasting life of ordinary people. This is the Plantagent era, in the worlds of the people who lived through it.
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The brilliant and erratic Plantagenets from Anjou ruled England and most of western France from 1154 to 1216. The dramatic lives of Henry II, Eleanor of Aquitaine, Richard Lionheart, John Lackland, and their kin are here set forth in chronological selections from 14 contemporary writers; their stories are decorated with rich illustrations and short topical essays by modern British historians. Advanced students of the Middle Ages will relish the appearance in English of previously untranslated texts but find the collateral essays rather simple; general readers may think the unexplicated chronicles occasionally perplexing. Public libraries with patron interest in English history will find the pictures alone worth the reasonable price of this volume. Richard C. Hoffmann, History Dept., York Univ., North York, Ontario
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  • ISBN-13: 9780760722619
  • Publisher: Sterling Publishing
  • Publication date: 9/1/2000
  • Pages: 352

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 6, 2001

    Can't put down book......

    Ms Hallam is one of the greats. Her books are like gems. With wonderful pictures and 5 star writing,you can't lose. Even with no interest in English history, you will still love these works.This book is the' A Lion in Winter' for real.

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