When Knights Were Bold

Eva March TAPPAN (1854 - 1930)

This book is in no degree an attempt to relate the involved and intricate history of the Middle Ages. Its plan is, rather, to present pictures of the manner of life and habits of thought of the people who lived between the eighth and fifteenth centuries. Our writings and our everyday conversation are full of their phrases and of allusions to their ideas. Many of our thoughts and feelings and instincts, of our very follies and superstitions, have descended to us from them. To become better acquainted with them is to explain ourselves. (Summary from the Preface of When Knights Were Bold.)

Genre(s): General Fiction, *Non-fiction, History

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Preface Laura Caldwell
00:01:37
Play 01 Page, Squire, and Knight Glenn Simonsen
00:20:09
Play 02 The Knight's Arms and Armor Evan Barnes
00:13:01
Play 03 Jousts and Tournaments Justin Brett
00:24:14
Play 04 How to Capture a Castle J. M. Smallheer
00:22:13
Play 05 Daily Life in a Castle Anna Roberts
00:23:54
Play 06 Life on a Manor Sarah Jennings
00:21:37
Play 07 Pilgrimages and Crusades Laura Caldwell
00:29:36
Play 08 Military Orders, Monks, and Monasteries Marian Martin
00:30:36
Play 09 Hermits, Friars, and Missionaries Anna Roberts
00:28:32
Play 10 Life in Town Sibella Denton
00:24:51
Play 11 Merchant Gilds and Craft Gilds Laura Caldwell
00:16:31
Play 12 How Goods Were Sold WilliamToronto
00:32:58
Play 13 Schools and Literature Laura Caldwell
00:44:31
Play 14 Science and Medicine J. M. Smallheer
00:27:47
Play 15 Architecture and the Arts Kristine Bekere
00:36:50