Synopses & Reviews
Martyn Whittock shines a light on the past, as he brings the Middle Ages vividly to life and allows readers to glimpse eleventh-century rural society. Topics include Roger the Raker” who drowned in his own sewage, a merman” imprisoned in Orford Castle, the sufferings of the Jews of Bristol, and more. Each reveals the extraordinary diversity of medieval society. Through these characters and eventsand using the latest discoveries and researchthe dynamic and engaging panorama of medieval England is revealed.
About the Author
Martyn Whittock is head of humanities and history at Kingdown School, Warminster. He is a lecturer in local history and has written numerous textbooks for the educational market. He has written for Medieval History Magazine and archaeological journals.