Good Masters! Sweet Ladies!: Voices from a Medieval Village

Good Masters! Sweet Ladies!: Voices from a Medieval Village

Laura Amy Schlitz


Step again to an English village in 1255, the place existence performs out in dramatic vignettes illuminating twenty-two unforgettable characters.

Maidens, priests, and millers’ sons — in those pages, readers will meet all of them. There’s Hugo, the lord’s nephew, compelled to turn out his manhood via searching a wild boar; sharp-tongued Nelly, who helps her kin via promoting dwell eels; and the peasant’s daughter, Mogg, who will get a shrewdpermanent lesson in how you can shop a cow from a grasping landlord. There’s additionally mud-slinging Barbary (and her noble victim); Jack, the compassionate half-wit; Alice, the making a song shepherdess; and plenty of extra. With a deep appreciation for the interval and a grand affection for either characters and viewers, Laura Amy Schlitz creates twenty-two riveting pix and linguistic gemstones both fitted to silent analyzing or functionality. Illustrated with pen-and-ink drawings by way of Robert Byrd — encouraged through the Munich-Nuremberg manuscript, an illuminated poem from thirteenth-century Germany — this witty, traditionally exact, and completely human assortment kinds a fantastic bridge to the folk and areas of medieval England.

From the Hardcover edition.

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