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The Spice Route
4.33
it was amazing
The illustrations in this book are stunning. I also greatly enjoyed his accompanying text, the small vignettes about his travels retracing the medieva ...more
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Jun 28, 2012
 
Safe Sanctuaries: Security and Defence in Anglo-Scottish Border Churches, 1296-1603
4.00
really liked it
My latest research book. It's more of a gazetteer of church, chapels, and monastic houses in the Marchlands, without stories of actual times/situation ...more
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Sep 19, 2016
 
Daily Living in the Twelfth Century
3.64
really liked it
I enjoy historical journals, and so this was a treat for me. While much of the "fleshing out" was done by the author, the rationale for how he made hi ...more
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Jan 02, 2009
 
The Criminal Trial in Later Medieval England
0.00
I'm loving this book. I'm not reading it in one fell swoop, but every time I hit it for research, I greatly appreciate what it offers.

My original pur
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Jun 16, 2012
 
Under the Black Flag: The Romance and the Reality of Life Among the Pirates
3.68
it was amazing
I gave this 5 stars b/c it was exactly what I wanted--packed full of information, w/ loads of facts and many illustrative anecdotes. I saw reviews say ...more
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Mar 20, 2016
 
Crime And Public Order In England In The Later Middle Ages
4.33
it was amazing
Another great Bellamy book.
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Nov 05, 2012
 
Power and Profit: The Merchant in Medieval Europe
4.24
it was amazing
An aside: I really wish Goodreads allowed 1/2 stars...

I appreciated so many things bout this book, right down to the gloss paper and wonderful full-co
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Feb 18, 2011
 
Medieval Intrigue: Decoding Royal Conspiracies
3.84
I'm going to have to get back to this one. It wasn't what I expected going in, which is okay--I adjusted. I also set it down, though, and haven't got ...more
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Feb 18, 2011
 
The Pirate Queen: Queen Elizabeth I, Her Pirate Adventurers, and the Dawn of Empire
3.85
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Mar 20, 2016
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