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"Fourteenth-century London was noisy, dirty, and disorderly, but also prosperous, proud of itself, and full of life.  It was described at the time as a "mirror to all of England", wnad indeed it was.  In this book, A.R. Mysers discusses London life in all its aspects including working in the city, housing, entertainement, marriage and sex, religion and popular beliefs.  The book includes a great deal of very familiar streets, buildings and districts, but what was goin on in them appears very distant 700 years later."

CHAPTER LIST:
1 - The Face of London
2 - The Government of London
3 - The Society of London.

MY REIVEW: I find this book very very enjoyable.  It is an excellent presentation of London during in the late 14th century, inluding many anecdotes about how people lived and died, the state of political and economic affairs, and much more.  I would personally say it is better to read this book if one already has a little knowledge about Medieval Britain, because the author does not stop to go into details about certain things such as the reign's of monarchs and certain decisions which they made, for example.  It is an excellent book for digging deeper, or exploring London's exciting history.

FULL DETAILS:
Myers (A. R.), Chaucer's London.  Everyday Life in London 1342-1400, Amberley Publishing Plc, Goucestershire, 2009 (2nd edition).  ISBN: 978-1-84868-338-9.  Available from Waterstones priced £9.99

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med_cat
May. 24th, 2011 10:41 am (UTC)
Sounds like a very interesting book :)
nejem
May. 24th, 2011 11:27 am (UTC)
Looks very interesting! I'll keep the info on this page to try and find the book :)
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