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Eileen Edna Powell, Medieval People

"The thing I want to see is not Red-book lists and Court Calendars and Parliamentary Registers, but the Life of Man in England: what men did, thought, suffered, enjoyed....Mournful, in truth, it is to behold what the business called "History" in these so enlightened and illuminated times still continues to be. Can you gather from it, read till your eyes go out, any dimmest shadow of an answer to that great question: How men lived and had their being were it but economically, as, what wages they got and what they bought with these ? Unhappily you cannot... History, as it stands all bound up in gilt volumes, is but a shade more instructive than the wooden volumes of a backgammon-board. "

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