People usually find what they look for and I’ve been looking for the twelfth century. I recently found a wonderful book. Daily Living in the Twelfth Century, by Urban Tigner Holmes, Jr.
Did you know?
“A hall in a castle would have reminded us somewhat of a zoo” p. 231 and that a witch when caught should be branded with the key to a church door p. 241. Men tried to keep clean-shaven, but generally didn’t undergo the difficult operation more than once a week p.165.
How could you live without these telling details?