"Traces the life of a typical medieval lady of the manor (the wife of a knight and second in command on his estate) from birth to death, including childhood, marriage, the duties of a wife, raising children, and hobbies. Includes primary source quotes"--Provided by publisher.
Medieval castles -- War -- Building a castle -- Changing castles -- The land around -- Who lived in castles? -- Castle supplies -- Family life -- Religion -- Staying warm -- Staying clean and healthy -- Food and drink -- Getting around.
In the Middle Ages, it was important for everyone to dress and act according to their position in society. This intriguing new book describes the different manners and customs that were practiced by kings, knights, ladies, peasants, and religious officials - on the battlefield, in a monastery, at weddings, and at a funerals.
With illuminated manuscripts and primary source images depicting medieval war, this book tells the story of how wars were fought during the Middle Ages. It covers weapons and the armor worn by knights, rituals of combat, campaigns and sieges, attack and defense of castles, and how the longbow and earl firearms brought an end to the type of combat fought in the Middle Ages.
In the Winter of 1152, the Mouse Guard face a food and supply shortage threatening the lives of many mouse through a cold and icy season. Some of the Guard's finest - Saxon, Kenzie, Lieam, and Sadie, led by Celanawe, the legendary Black Axe - traverse the snow-blanketed territories acting as diplomats to improve relations between the mouse cities and the Guard, and find themselves on a race against time to deliver crucial medicines. This is a winter not every Guard may survive...
Twelve-year-old William uses the magic token to return, through the toy castle in his attic, to the medieval land of Sir Simon, which is now menaced by a skeleton ship bearing a plague of ravenous rats.