A Baronial Household of the Thirteenth Century

A Baronial Household of the Thirteenth Century
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ISBN10: 
0389200344
ISBN13: 
9780389200345
Pages: 
235
Published: 
January 1st 1980 by Barnes & Noble
Rating: 
3.8

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.

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