A Baronial Household of the Thirteenth Century
Based mainly on the household roll of Eleanor of Montfort (sister of Henry III & Countess of Leicester) in 1265, this absorbing work offers insights into the aristocracy’s domestic existence during the Medieval period. A wealth of information brings the family’s daily fare & activities alive: what they ate & drank, what they wore, how they amused themselves, & how much this lavishness cost. Additional captivating particulars from a contemporary treatise on etiquette & household management complete the picture of social customs at the time.
This edition includes new material which presents the major conclusions of Professor Carr's notes for the second edition and a new preface by the...