Everyday Life in Medieval England (Google eBook)
Everyday Life in Medieval England captures the day-to-day experience of people in the middle ages - the houses and settlements in which they lived, the food they ate, their getting and spending - and their social relationships. The picture that emerges is of great variety, of constant change, of movement and of enterprise. Many people were downtrodden and miserably poor, but they struggled against their circumstances, resisting oppressive authorities, to build their own way of life and to improve their material conditions. The ordinary men and women of the middle ages appear throughout. Everyday life in Medieval England is an outstanding contribution to both national and local history.
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The Growth and Decline of Medieval Rural Settlements
3 Deserted Medieval Villages in the West Midlands
A Case Study of Pendock Worcestershire
The Case of Harvest Workers
6 The Consumption of Freshwater Fish in Medieval England
7 Gardens and Orchards in Medieval England
8 English Peasant Buildings in the Later Middle Ages 12001500
10 The Social and Economic Background to the Rural Revolt of 1381
Its Origins and Participants
12 Towns and Cottages in EleventhCentury England
13 The Consumer and the Market in the Later Middle Ages
Evidence from the West Midlands
15 Were there any Capitalists in FifteenthCentury England?
Evidence from the Enforcement of the Labour Laws
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