Knights and Castles and Feudal Life Author:Walter Buehr Here, Walter Buehr brings to life the dramatic era of the feudal castle. Here are the resplendent knights, in training, on their war horses, or going about their day-to-day duties. Here, too, is the rest of the nobility, the peasantry and the clergy, each of them an important part of the feudal system. — Walter Buehr begins his story with a dis... more »cussion of feudal society, how it differed from our own, the advantages and ills that were a part of it. Then he goes on to tell how and why castles were built. And finally he recreates in colorful detail the men and women who lived inside their walls. He tells of the food they ate, the games they played - the hunt, the tourney, the evenings entertainment by jester or wandering minstrel.
Fully illustrated with some of Mr. Buehr's most handsome illustrations, this is the perfect book for young people who want to know what it was really like to live in the age of knights and shining armor.« less