This gives readers an insight into the daily lives of medieval people. You can discover how life was different for landowners and peasants and about the kinds of food people ate, the jobs they did and how they entertained themselves. Find out why the Church was important to people's everyday lives, and how people were punished for their crimes. Learn about the major changes in the countryside and towns, and how life was transformed for everybody in medieval times. It includes contemporary written evidence, colour photographs and maps, a timeline, glossary and index.