Another response to:
Andrea Hughett <aindreva@...
> > Greetings all,
> > Over the next several years I am going to be
> > converting my house to a daycare center and the
> > detached two-car garage to an adult retreat/sewing
> > room/cat haven/library/office. I think it would be
> > to do it in a medieval style, more or less
> > century Welsh/British. Although it obviously would
> > serve my needs to omit necessities such as sewing
> > machine, computer, and excessive books from the
> > I do want to hide them in furniture or behind
> > when not actually in use.
> > So I am looking for ideas, pictures, descriptions,
> > anything that will help me visualize the ambiance
> I am
> > attempting to create.
Here are 4 books to look up. The first 3 I have not
had time to cross compare so I can't comment on
accuracy, but they may be of some use:
Life on a Medieval Barony by William Stearns Davis (an
early 20th century book, with a scholarly background)
A Baronial Household of the 13th Century by Margaret
Wade Labarge (mid 20th century)
Growing Up in the 13th Century by Alfred Duggan (publ.
in England, mid 20th C)
Lastly, I offer a definitely good quality book:
Pilgrimage to Rome in the Middle Ages by Debra J.
Birch, ISSN 0955-2480 by Boydell and Brewer. This
originallly sold at $95 locally, but I waited VERY
patiently until it was marked down enough to be
affordable! Despite the subject, there is good info
to glean. Well researched.
Christiana de Avochelie
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