The Writer’s Guide to Everyday Life in the Middle Ages: The British Isles From 500-1500

She was literary guest of honor at the 2010 national Sci-Fi and Fantasy Convention, Dragon*Con. General history of life in the Middle Ages covering how people in the British Isles lived from 500-1500 Sherrilyn kenyon has had seventeen #1 bestsellers in three years in four different genres, is published in over 100 countries, and has over 30 million copies in print.

Written by new york times #1 bestselling author Sherrilyn Kenyon as a guide to building the worlds for her many bestselling historical novels. From the peasants meals to the royal banquet table, music, clothing styles and fabric worn by both men and women, festivals, wenches, medical and dental care treatments, family life and women's roles, The Church, saints, titles, castles, knights, weapons and war.

About the author: sherrilyn Kenyon is the recipient of the prestigious Georgia College Alumni Achievement Award.

Medieval Life: Manners, Customs & Dress During the Middle Ages Annotated

This edition includes a 1, 000 word introduction, covering:* the life of the author Paul Lacroix* an introduction to the text and illustrations contained in the bookMedieval Life describes in meticulous yet vivid detail manners, customs and dress during the Middle Ages and Renaissance. Wide ranging in its coverage, it provides a complete picture of what it must have been like to be alive at this momentous point in history.

Profusely illustrated, justice and punishments, it is a veritable treasure-trove of information about virtually every aspect of existence – commerce and finance, food and hunting, domestic lives and pastimes, cultural customs and dress, and much more. Written by respected 19th-century writer and antiquarian Paul Lacroix, Medieval Life is a piece of history preserved in print.

In this beautiful facsimile edition the classic chronicle is presented complete, and includes over 400 original wood carvings which bring to life the many facets of this compelling era.

Medieval Cuisine Food Fare Culinary Collection Book 1

Updated in may 2013 with 15 new recipes and extra content. *. Medieval cuisine" from food fare features information about food and culture in the Middle Ages, kitchen utensils and other cooking tools, including the history of medieval dishes, etiquette, dining, common recipes, holy days, words and phrases, a medieval day in the life, food terms, and links for further study.


Medieval Underpants and Other Blunders: A Writer’s & Editor’s Guide to Keeping Historical Fiction Free of Common Anachronisms, Errors, & Myths Third Edition

. The answer to all these is “Absolutely not!”. She also explores commonly-confused topics such as the important difference between pistols and revolvers, and between the British titles “Lord John Smith” and “John, Lord Smith” and why they’re not interchangeable, and provides simple guidelines for getting them right.

It is a book on how not to write historical fiction. If you love history and you’re hard at work writing your first historical novel, if your 17th-century pirate would use a revolver, but you’re wondering if your medieval Irishmen would live on potatoes, or if your hero would be able to offer Marie-Antoinette a box of chocolate bonbons .

This is not a book on how to write historical fiction. From fictional characters crossing streets that wouldn’t exist for another sixty or two thousand years, to South American foods on ancient Roman plates, to 1990s slang in the mouths of 1940s characters, acclaimed historical novelist Susanne Alleyn exposes the often hilarious, always painful goofs that turn up most frequently in fiction set in the past.

Alleyn stresses the hazards to writers of assuming too much about details of life in past centuries, providing numerous examples of mistakes that could easily have been avoided. In a wide assortment of chapters including food and plants; travel; Guns; Money; Hygiene; Dialogue; Attitudes; Research; and, of course, Underpants, she offers tips on how to avoid errors and anachronisms while continually reminding writers of the necessity of meticulous historical research.

New third edition, revised and expanded74, 000 words — approximately 240 pages in print edition. Then medieval underpants and Other Blunders is the book for you.

Life in a Medieval Village

Focusing on the village of elton, the gieses detail the agricultural advances that made communal living possible, in the English East Midlands, explain what domestic life was like for serf and lord alike, and describe the central role of the church in maintaining social harmony. Though the main focus is on Elton, c.

1300, and decline of the european village, development, the Gieses supply enlightening historical context on the origin, itself an invention of the Middle Ages. Meticulously researched, life in a medieval village is a remarkable account that illustrates the captivating world of the Middle Ages and demonstrates what it was like to live during a fascinating—and often misunderstood—era.

. The reissue of joseph and Frances Gies’s classic bestseller on life in medieval villages. This new reissue of life in a medieval village, paints a lively, by respected historians Joseph and Frances Gies, convincing portrait of rural people at work and at play in the Middle Ages.

Life in a Medieval Castle

Martin’s game of thrones, joseph and Frances Gies’s bestselling Life in a Medieval Castle remains a timeless work of popular medieval scholarship. Focusing on chepstow, an english castle that survived the turbulent Middle Ages with a relative lack of violence, the book offers an exquisite portrait of what day-to-day life was actually like during the era, and of the key role the castle played.

Martin’s Game of Thrones series. Castles are crumbly and romantic. We learn what lords and serfs alike would have worn, and done for leisure, eaten, and of the outside threats the castle always hoped to keep at bay. For medieval buffs and anyone who wants to learn more about this fascinating era, Life in a Medieval Castle is as timely today as when it was first published.

Joseph and frances gies offer a book that helps set the record straight—and keeps the romance too. Timea widely respected academic work and a source for George R. R. From acclaimed historians frances and Joseph Gies comes the reissue of this definitive classic on medieval castles, which was a source for George R.

R. They still hint at an age more colorful and gallant than our own, but are often debunked by boring people who like to run on about drafts and grumble that the latrines did not work.

The Character Naming Sourcebook

The character naming sourcebook includes reverse lookup of names by their meaning, an alphabetized index of names, and an explanation of naming practices as well as context for each origin. The ultimate guide to choosing character names, with over 25, 000 first names and surnames, and their meanings. New york times #1 bestselling author Sherrilyn Kenyon provides insight into creating believable names that fit your characters and story.

She was literary guest of honor at the 2010 national Sci-Fi and Fantasy Convention, Dragon*Con. Sherrilyn kenyon has had seventeen #1 bestsellers in three years in four different genres, is published in over 100 countries, and has over 30 million copies in print. The character naming Sourcebook is also a great resource for baby names.

About the author: sherrilyn Kenyon is the recipient of the prestigious Georgia College Alumni Achievement Award.

Terry Jones' Medieval Lives

Was medieval england full of knights on horseback rescuing fainting damsels in distress? Were the Middle Ages mired in superstition and ignorance? Why does nobody ever mention King Louis the First and Last? And, of course, those key questions: which monks were forbidden the delights of donning underpants.

. And did outlaws never wear trousers?terry Jones and Alan Ereira are your guides to this most misrepresented and misunderstood period, and they point you to things that will surprise and provoke. In fact, medieval kings weren't necessarily merciless tyrants, and peasants entertained at home using French pottery and fine wine.

Did you know that they didn't burn witches in the Middle Ages? That was a refinement of the so-called Renaissance. Terry jones' medieval lives reveals Medieval Britain as you have never seen it before - a vibrant society teeming with individuality, intrigue and innovation. Did you know, for example, that medieval people didn't think the world was flat? That was a total fabrication by an American journalist in the 19th century.


Life in a Medieval City Medieval Life Book 1

European civilization has emerged from the Dark Ages and is in the midst of a commercial revolution. As the gieses take us through the day-to-day life of burghers, how financial transactions were conducted, we learn the customs and habits of lords and serfs, how medieval cities were governed, and what life was really like for a wide range of people.

For serious students of the medieval era and anyone wishing to learn more about this fascinating period, Life in a Medieval City remains a timeless work of popular medieval scholarship. From acclaimed historians frances and Joseph Gies comes the reissue of their classic book on day-to-day life in medieval cities, which was a source for George R.

R. Merchants and money men from all over Europe gather at Troyes to buy, and lend, sell, borrow, creating a bustling market center typical of the feudal era. The year is 1250 ce and the city is troyes, capital of the county of Champagne and site of two of the cycle Champagne Fairs—the “Hot Fair” in August and the “Cold Fair” in December.

Martin’s Game of Thrones series. Evoking every aspect of city life in the middle Ages, Life in a Medieval City depicts in detail what it was like to live in a prosperous city of Northwest Europe in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries.

The Time Traveler's Guide to Medieval England: A Handbook for Visitors to the Fourteenth Century

Here, merchant, the lives of serf, and aristocrat are illuminated with re-markable detail in this engaging literary journey. The past is a foreign country. You will learn how to greet people on the street, why a physician might want to taste your blood, what to use as toilet paper, and how to know whether you are coming down with leprosy.

Through the use of daily chronicles, household accounts, letters, and poems of the day, Morti-mer transports you back in time, providing answers to questions typically ignored by traditional historians. What do you see? how do you dress? how do you earn a living and how much are you paid? What sort of food will you be offered by a peasant or a monk or a lord? And more important, where will you stay? The Time Traveler's Guide to Medieval England is not your typical look at a historical period.

This is your guidebook. The result is the most astonishing social history book you're ever likely to read: revolutionary in its concept, exuberance, informative and entertaining in its detail, and startling for its portrayal of humanity in an age of violence, and fear. All facets of everyday life in this fascinating period are revealed, from the horrors of the plague and war to the ridiculous excesses of roasted larks and medieval haute couture.

This radical new approach shows us that the past is not just something to be studied; it is also something to be lived. From the first step on the road to the medieval city of Exeter, through meals of roast beaver and puffin, Mortimer re-creates this strange and complex period of history. A time machine has just transported you back to the fourteenth century.

Everyday Life in Medieval London: From the Anglo-Saxons to the Tudors

London has always been a brilliant, vibrant and eclectic place Henry V was given a triumphal procession there after his return from Agincourt and the Lord Mayor s river pageant was an annual medieval spectacular. Abandoned by the romans, occupied by the vikings and reconstructed by the Normans, rebuilt by the Saxons, London would become the largest trade and financial centre, dominating the world in later centuries.

William the conqueror built the tower, thomas becket was born in Cheapside, Wat Tyler led the peasants in revolt across London Bridge and Chaucer s Canterbury Tales was the first book produced on Caxton s new printing press in Westminster. But beneath the colour and pageantry lay dirt, discomfort and disease, the daily grind for ordinary folk.

Like us, work worries, they had family problems, health concerns and wondered about the weather. Our capital city has always been a thriving and colourful place, full of diverse and determined individuals developing trade and finance, exchanging gossip and doing business.