A Brief History of Life in the Middle Ages by Martyn Whittock
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Primarily focused on Britain, this book delivers what the title, and the "A Brief History Of..." series promises. Pretty much. This book briefly covers the years spanning the 1050's to the 1530's, (if I recall right), and in covering that much material, I think it does a good job over all. It's very accessible and written in a style that's enjoyable and keeps the material interesting.
As the series name implies, "A Brief History Of...", this is a brief history. There's 500 years of history here, so your not going to find a whole lot about anything in particular. It's a good primer for those interested in beginning to learn about the middle ages, or a good quick read for those who maybe are interested in a refresher. If your well read in the history of the middle ages, there's nothing here for you. :)
If you enjoy this book, you may also be interested in other "A Brief History Of..." titles, A Brief History of Britain 1066-1485, A Brief History of Britain 1485-1660, A Brief History of Life in Victorian Britain, etc.
I listened to the audio book from Audible for this, and found the narrator John Telfer simply natural for this work. British himself, his narration brings out the best this book has to offer, and left me wanting more at the end. You can't ask for much more than that.
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