Life in a medieval village
Published in cooperation with Cambridge University Press [by] Lerner Publications Co., 1982 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 51 pages
Describes the various aspects of life in a thirteenth century English village including housing, food, dress, occupations, laws, role of the church, and the activities of the serfs, farmers, and the lord and lady of the manor.
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