Eleanor Janega is a medieval historian specialising in social history. She is a lecturer at King's College London, runs the popular blog 'Going Medieval' on intersections between medieval history and pop culture, and is a regular speaker, including for London Science Museum Lates. Neil Max Emmanuel is an illustrator who worked for 10 years on the TV show Time Team. He illustrated a children's book, History Hunters: Saxon Gold, and is currently making medieval art for a historical computer game.
Medieval historian Eleanor Janega and illustrator Neil Max Emmanuel set out to reveal how this period took shape and why it became so consequential, and they never miss in that mission... precise, informative, digestible and witty... It all adds up to an utterly essential volume for history buffs, whether they're diving into the medieval period for the first time or just brushing up on a few things.