If you ever wondered what life in an actual castle looks like, and you never lived in a castle before, then you’re in luck. Today we’re going to be talking about a book that focuses exactly on that. Book titled “Life in a Medieval Castle” has a detailed account of what life in the castle during the medieval ages looked like.
“Life in a Medieval Castle” by Frances & Joseph Gies
Authors of this book are a famous husband and wife historians, Frances and Joseph Gies. Both of them are respected historians, who have written countless books together, as well as individually, on medieval times. In “Life in a Medieval Castle”, they focused on the life of people who actually spent their life living in one particular castle, Chepstow, an old English castle located in Wales.
Book is a very detailed account on all the daily tasks that servants of the court needed to complete in a single year, from January to December. All seasons and all occasions were covered. I enjoyed reading the book a lot and it really has too many fascinating info for me to share it all here.
Suffice it to say that this book was actually a source that George R.R Martin used during the writing of the Games of Thrones. It can be had for as little as $10 on Amazon, so why not order it and find out how life in a castle was actually like for people who live there.