Have you ever found yourself watching a show or reading a novel and wondering what life was really like in the Middle Ages? What did people actually eat? Were they really filthy? And did they ever get to marry for love?
In Life in Medieval Europe: Fact and Fiction, you’ll find fast and fun answers to all your secret questions, from eating and drinking to sex and love. Find out whether people bathed, what they did when they got sick, and what actually happened to people accused of crimes. Learn about medieval table manners, tournaments, and toothpaste, and find out if people really did poop in the moat.
I thought that this book was excellent!
I loved the length of the chapters and the snippets of information and detail that the author shared, it was a fun and really easy read that was packed full of useful facts. I do love books like this and they give you the opportunity to be able to go off and do further reading around topics if you want too.
It was well researched and the author clearly knows her topic and it shone through in the book and I loved that it had a more informal style. I love a good reference guide and this was excellent and one that will be kept on my bookcase for years to come!
It is 5 stars from me for this one, I really enjoyed it and it is a recommended read for me for those interested in medieval history – very highly recommended!