This book gives readers an insight into the lives of the kings and queens of medieval Europe. You can discover who lived in the monarch's court, and how major decisions were made. Read about the first European parliaments and the monarchs' roles in making new laws. Learn about the lives of monarchs such as the warrior king, William the Conqueror or Good King Wenceslas, and find out how the monarchy changed in five hundred years of medieval living. It includes contemporary written evidence, colour photographs and maps, a timeline, glossary and index.