Far from the dark span of nothingness, toil and disease that is often the picture painted of this period between the fall of the Roman Empire and The Rennaissance - The Middle Ages were a time of wonder and discovery.
The Light Ages by author Seb Falk (winner of many 2020 'book of the year' titles), puts us in the shoes of a 14th Century monk named John of Westwyk. Framing the period within the life story of Westwyk, an inventor, astrologer, scientist and crusader, enables us to view the time through a new lens - one that illuminates the Middle Ages as a time of intellectual sophistication, magnificent achievements and of new ideas; an approach that challenges many preconceived notions.
The Light Ages conjures up a vivid picture of the medieval world as we have never seen it before.
Size: 222 x 144mm
Publisher: Allen Lane