Chaucer's People: Everyday Lives in Medieval England

Chaucer's People: Everyday Lives in Medieval England #(2020)

Chaucer's People: Everyday Lives in Medieval England

Chaucer's People: Everyday Lives in Medieval England

  • Title: Chaucer's People: Everyday Lives in Medieval England
  • Author: Liza Picard
  • ISBN: -
  • Page: 262
  • Format: Kindle Edition
Chaucer's People: Everyday Lives in Medieval England By Liza Picard,



The Middle Ages were turbulent times In the fourteenth century alone, England was ravaged by war, plague, revolt and the overthrow of a king Among the surviving records, the poetry of Geoffrey Chaucer is the most vivid But what does it tell us about the everyday lives of medieval men and women What did people eat, wear, read and think Through the assorted cast of pilgrThe Middle Ages were turbulent times In the fourteenth century alone, England was ravaged by war, plague, revolt and the overthrow of a king Among the surviving records, the poetry of Geoffrey Chaucer is the most vivid But what does it tell us about the everyday lives of medieval men and women What did people eat, wear, read and think Through the assorted cast of pilgrims Chaucer selected for The Canterbury Tales, Liza Picard brings medieval social history to life These are lives led beyond the court circles frequented by most of Chaucer s well heeled audience lives spent at the pedal of a loom or in uncharted waters on the high seas.Chaucer would sometimes raise a thought provoking query in an apparently simple portrait The Prioress was a sweet, pretty, well mannered young nun what was she doing on the road to Canterbury with a mixed band of men, instead of staying in her convent to pray The Knight was a very perfect gentle knight but why had his military service landed him in such distant places as Lithuania and Spain By providing these characters with a three dimensional framework the times in which they lived Picard opens up the fourteenth century world to us Drawing on contemporary experiences of a vast range of subjects including trade, religion, toe curling remedies and hair raising recipes, Chaucer s People recreates the medieval world in all its glorious detail.


Recent Comments "Chaucer's People: Everyday Lives in Medieval England"

Not bad you should have read the Canterbury Tales at least the Prologue before reading this though, if you completely want to avoid any spoilers not that the CT would become uninteresting just because you know some of what s contained in them in inadvance I did enjoy the deeper look into how the several occupational groups mentioned would have lived and what clues to their lives we can garner from their apparel and belongings, and also how Chaucer used clothing and accessory items to hint at sca [...]


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