Bill Paley (mycroftca) wrote,
Bill Paley

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finished this morning

A Fool and His Money: Life in a Partitioned Town in Fourteenth-Century France by Ann Wroe is a discussion of life in a town in France during the Hundred Years War. What's relatively special about this town is that it was divided into two parts, one ruled by a bishop, who rarely was in residence, and the other ruled by a count, who was rarely in residence. The tale includes a pot of gold found buried in someone's basement and what it all meant to that person.

This isn't a mystery, this isn't a fantasy, but a historical investigation into what that world was like, and I found it a rather interesting read. I think this would be of interest to reinactors especially, as it gives some insight into the life of townsfolk of the times.

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