Holy hell…this must be good since Alison Weir gave it a good review. She’s my FAVORITE historical writer ever. You like Tudor history, then she’s your bitch, seriously.
Yeah, I know you guys are really on the edge of your seats waiting on my opinion on this book…well, wait no longer! It’s fucking epic. If you geek over medieval stuff, then this will engross you. There’s tons of detail on how folks lived their day to day lives in the 14th century. Everything from the mode of dress, health, medicine, food, law, lodging, social structure…it’s all there and told as if you are actually going to tour the country during the time period. And yes, there is a lot of morbid shit on the plague, leprosy and other unpleasantness. I was not disappointed but my husband was predictably disgusted with my readings to him while trying to either eat or watch football.. Anyway, I thought it would be a re-hash of other things I’ve read but I was pleasantly mistaken. I KNEW Alison Weir wouldn’t steer me wrong.