England's Medieval Heroes and Heroines
Monarchs, courtiers, writers, scholars, soldiers, merchants, and architects—learn about the impressive figures whose momentous achievements shaped England’s Middle Ages. This illustrated survey spans a 400-year period and examines the remarkable exploits of famous and lesser-known figures at court, in the city, and in the countryside, in both England and abroad. In each thematic session, learn about such monumental figures as William Marshal, famous knight; Eleanor of Aquitaine, queen consort of France and England; William Fitz Stephen, clerk to Thomas Becket; Roger Bacon, 13th-century scholar; William of Wykeham, founder of an Oxford college; Geoffrey Chaucer; Henry V; Philippa, wife of Edward III; and Gundulf of Rochester, designer of the Tower of London.
You'll Walk Away with
- Knowledge of British culture and medieval history
- Increased familiarity with medieval Britain
- Anyone interested in British history
- All members of the community—working, retired, and in between