It is difficult to hear the voice of ordinary people from long ago; but although they left little written record, yet their memory, attitudes and perceptions of the world around them are etched in the landscape. Stephen Mileson helps bring those voices back to life.
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I loved reading this book (in sneakily advanced format, I am so honoured). It is so hard to get an idea of how ordinary people viewed the word as far ago as Anglo Saxon England, and this book gives a really good idea – and how those perceptions changed over the centuries all the way to 1650, Plus of course – Stephen is studying my ‘hood, beautiful South Oxfordshire. It’s to be published by OUP if you want to have a closer look or buy it, follow the link to OUP.