Medieval Life and People (Dover Electronic Clip Art) - 0486998525
Medieval Life and People A panorama of medieval life, this compilation of 283 black-and-white illustrations offers lively, authentic renderings of the costumes,...... more
Medieval Life and People A panorama of medieval life, this compilation of 283 black-and-white illustrations offers lively, authentic renderings of the costumes, celebrations, ceremonies, and pastimes of nobles, knights, serfs, and beggars. Full description
Martyn J. Whittock A Brief History of Life in the Middle Ages
Using wide-ranging evidence, Martyn Whittock shines a light on Britain in the Middle Ages, bringing it vividly to life. Thus we glimpse 11th century rural...... more
Using wide-ranging evidence, Martyn Whittock shines a light on Britain in the Middle Ages, bringing it vividly to life. Thus we glimpse 11th century rural society through a conversation between a ploughman and his master. The life of Dick Whittington illuminates the rise of the urban elite. The stories of Roger 'the Raker' who drowned in his own sewage, a 'merman' imprisoned in Orford Castle and the sufferings of the Jews of Bristol reveal the extraordinary diversity of medieval society. Through these characters and events - and using the latest discoveries and research - the dynamic and engaging panorama of medieval England is revealed.Interesting facts include: When the life expectancy for women dropped to 26 years in Sierra Leone in 2002, following a catastrophic civil war, it was one year longer than the estimate for early medieval women. So great was the extent of church construction in the thirteenth century that it has been calculated it was the equivalent, in modern terms, of every family in England paying GBP500 every year, for the whole century! Murder rates for East Anglia, in the fourteenth century, were comparable with those of modern New York. For England generally the homicide rate was far higher than that of the urban USA today.
How often does a visitor to Rome drift towards some landmark and wonder who created it? Why? What was their story? This fascinating book provides the answers....... more
How often does a visitor to Rome drift towards some landmark and wonder who created it? Why? What was their story? This fascinating book provides the answers. At once a history and a guide, it divides Rome into the districts dominated by the fabulously rich families of the Popes: the Colonna, della Rovere, Farnese, Borghese, Barberini and others. In each case we learn their story - powerful, bloody and vivid - with all the scandals and intrigues as well as their relationships with artists like Bernini and Michelangelo. As we stroll through Rome's history - either literally or in the imagination - we discover it afresh. Famous sites like the Trevi Fountain, the Spanish Steps and St Peter's take on new significance as we watch the city rise from cramped medieval streets to become a glorious panorama of piazzas and palaces, fountains, towers and domes.
Advantages: A good insight of SATS Disadvantages: none
...Panorama. Monday 12th May 2008. 8.30pm-9.00pm.
Tested To Destruction.
Vivian White reports on claims that schools in England are given too many tests.
Vivian White is a former teacher and has given a honest and clear picture of views on SATS testing in England.
This week is England's week for testing Y6 children using SATS.
Parents of Y6 children and pupils undertaking these tests are...
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Advantages: Different game play methods keep you interested for hours. Disadvantages: A little dated these days
...predecessors the original Medieval and Rome. The biggest change being the terrain, which now meant you had to negotiated your armies around lakes and mountains and also being able to keep these points as strongholds. The graphics at the time of release were great, with more detailed textures and characters, but I'm afraid by today's standards look a little dated.
But as I've said before it's the game play...
Advantages: Parts are well written Disadvantages: Story doesnt flow, medieval book which ends in the future
...The Lost Prophecies is the fourth book by The Medieval Murderers. The Medieval Murderers are all historical fiction writers - CJ Sansom, Bernard Knight, Susanna Gregory, Ian Morson, Philip Gooden and Michael Jecks. Each of the authors writes a section of the story using their own well known characters which are all set in different places and different eras. The stories are weaved arou...