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In our notes on Books Concerning the Middle Ages, you will discover our opinions on how the reviewed books present the characters and attitudes as well as the daily life and times of the period.

These opinions have been distilled from loud, er, long discussions among our members and friends.

Make of them what you will.

Non-Fiction

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Medieval Finds from Excavations in London series by various authors associated with the Museum of London 1988-1998 Ceramic phase 11 is our friend. We often start our artefact research with these excellent books detailing small artefact finds from London
The Hundred Years War by Jonathan Sumption (Vol 1: Trial by Battle; Vol 2: Trial by Fire) 1990 & 1999 A modern, detailed study of the war, currently (Vloumes 1 & 2) to the Treaty of Bretigny. Recommended.

Fiction

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Timeline by Michael Crichton 1999? Is there time travel in this time travel book? Eventually, There's an extensive bibliography supporting the historical events and the architecture but don;'t expect the details of clothes an appaerance to be right. And just where do you hide a quiver (a quiver - what's that?) under a monk's habit?

How To

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The Art of Hand Sewing Leather by Al Stohlman 1977 Where to learn how to do it in well illustrated examples. Not specifically medieval, but many of the techniques correspond to medieval practice. .

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