Medieval England A Social History and Archaeology from the Conquest to 1600 AD
By drawing equally on the work of historians and archaeologists, Colin Platt puts forward a view of English medieval society in which there is much that is new and unexpected. Medieval England brings together a wide range of themes, from castle and palace to peasant hovel, from the great cathedrals and monasteries to the parish churches and `alien' cells. The book is fully illustrated, the pictures being an integral part of the text.For this re-issue Professor Platt has written a new preface which updates the work with a survay of archaeological and historical developments in the last decade.
' ... an admirable characterisation of the period and a great illumination. The book is handsomely produced and generously illustrated...' - Teaching History
'This is a splendid work ... fluently written by a scholar; it ought to be in every school and college library.' - Times Literary Supplement