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Medieval Theme Books to read

 
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Todd Kaeser
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 29, 2013 3:49 pm    Post subject: Medieval Theme Books to read

Hello all,

I've read a few, but am now getting "in the mood" for this Historcon's theme by reading Bernard Cornwell's books.

The Archerís Tale (UK title Harlequin) begins a series of stories set in the middle of the fourteenth century, an age when the four horsemen of the apocalypse seem to have been released over Europe. This first book tells how Thomas of Hookton leaves his native Dorset to fight aginst the French in Brittany and, afterwards, at the battle of Crecy in Picardy.

It is a tale of longbows and butchery, especially when Englandís archers swarm into the Norman city of Caen. And over it all, like a dream, hovers the grail which is the epitome of chivalry and Christian decency, qualities which are in desperately short supply as the armies of France and England struggle at the beginning of what will be known as the Hundred Years War."

I've read Cornwell's books before and they are very good stories and certainly get the flavor for the time period.


There are also some suggestions on his website for further reading on the subject http://www.bernardcornwell.net/readingclub/?series=the-grail-quest

Todd Kaeser

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