Medieval People

  • by Eileen Power
  • Narrated by Roe Kendall
  • 7 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In this classic of social history, the author describes the lives of obscure men and women of the Middle Ages. She draws on account books, records, letters, diaries, and wills to make the life of those times as concrete and comprehensible as our own. There are full-length portraits of Bodo, a Frankish peasant in the time of Charlemagne (9th century); Marco Polo, the Venetian traveler; Madame Eglentyne, the Prioress of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales; the 15-year-old wife of a 14th century Parisian bourgeois; and two English merchants of the 15th century, Thomas Betson of the wool trade and Thomas Paycocke of Coggeshall, an Essex clothier.

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If you are a history of the common man person rather than a which king killed who's brother buff then this fasanating book is a must for you. I cannot get enough of it !
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- Derek

Sorry, but no.

I found the pace slow and I'm sorry to say, it felt as if the narrator was having to read at a much slower pace than needed. Overall I found it dragged on, and for an era that has more get up and go, was very sad. But I will have a reread to give it another chance.
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- Teresa Cooper

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-06-2004
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.