Daily Life in Chaucer's England

Synopsis

The medieval world comes alive in this indispensable "hands-on" resource to life as it was actually lived - with authentic recipes, clothing patterns, songs, dances, and games. The first book on medieval England to arise out of the "living history" movement, it recreates the daily life of ordinary people, not just the aristocracy, by combining a hands-on approach with the best of current research. The how-to sections are all based on original sources and much of the material is made available here for the first time. The most basic facts of life are systematically covered in a readily accessible format organized for easy reference. Clearly illustrated with 126 drawings, patterns, and diagrams, plus sheet music, it provides a treasure trove of information for classroom and library use and for those interested in recreating aspects of medieval life. A chronology of medieval England, a glossary, appendixes with information and ideas on organizing a medieval event, and suggestions for further readingcomplete the work. This is an indispensable resource for classroom and school and public libraries because it gives readers a true understanding of what it would actually be like to live in 14th-century England.

Additional information

Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Westport, CT
Publication year:
  • 1995