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The Battle of Agincourt: Sources and Interpretations
Anne Curry

`a great teaching tool for every aspect of medieval history... a remarkable book'. JOURNAL OF MILITARY HISTORY

 

Bestiary
Being an English Version of the Bodleian Library, Oxford, MS Bodley 764
Richard Barber


A delightful translation of one of the finest, and most beautiful, examples of a medieval Bestiary.

         

Edward, Prince of Wales and Aquitaine
A Biography of the Black Prince
Richard Barber

`...excellent study of the prince's career. A first-class synthesis of the entire literature of this subject.' BRITISH BOOK NEWS


 

English Castles
A Guide by Counties
Adrian Pettifer


A comprehensive and concise guide to all medieval English castles of which something can still be seen today, ranging from the massive keeps which still dominate the landscape to grassy earthworks and Border pele towers, and spanning the centuries from the Norman Conquest to the accession of the Tudors.

         

Leprosy in Medieval England
Carole Rawcliffe

A major reassessment, based on hitherto unpublished manuscript material, of a disease whose history has attracted more myths and misunderstandings than any other.

 

Liber Eliensis
A History of the Isle of Ely from the Seventh Century to the Twelfth, compiled by the Monk of Ely in the Twelfth Century
Translated by Janet Fairweather

First translation into English of 12th-century history of Ely from its foundation, including the Danish sack, Hereward's resistance to the Normans, and the repercussions of Becket's martyrdom.

         

Records of the Medieval Sword
Ewart Oakeshott

The origins, development and use of the two-edged knightly sword of the European middle ages, from the great migrations to the Renaissance.


 

Robert 'Curthose', Duke of Normandy (c. 1050-1134)
William M. Aird

New biography of Robert 'Curthose', eldest son of William the Conqueror, whose failure to secure the kingdom of England has overshadowed his role in the success of the First Crusade in capturing Jerusalem.

         

The Age of Sutton Hoo
The Seventh Century in North-Western Europe
Edited by M.O.H. Carver

Comparative studies on the age of Sutton Hoo (5c - 8c) with English and European focus, plus summary of the latest site excavations.
 

The Art of Cookery in the Middle Ages
Terence Scully

The medieval kitchen revealed; facilities, seasonal foods, strictures of the church, and the interweaving of foodstuffs with medical theory.

         

The Black Death 1346-1353: The Complete History
Ole J. Benedictow

The first paperback edition of this unique and shocking guide to the Black Death in Europe.
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The Medieval Archer
Jim Bradbury

A study of the archer and his weapon from the 11th to the 15th century, focusing on military tactics but also exploring the archer's position in society.
         

The Normans and the Norman Conquest
R. Allen Brown

Classic work assessing the impact of the Norman Conquest in European context. 

 

 

The Rule of the Templars
The French Text of the Rule of the Order of the Knights Templar
J. M. Upton-Ward

Both monastic rule and military manual, the Rule is a unique document and an important historical source.
         
Women in the Viking Age
Judith Jesch

Through runic inscriptions and behind the veil of myth, Jesch discovers the true story of viking women.
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