The voices of the past bring history most clearly alive, and no contemporary accounts are more vivid or compelling than the writings of the mediaeval chroniclers. In this continuation of The Plantagenet Chronicles, the diligent monks take us back in time to witness the lives and deeds of kings, queens, princes and churchmen. Their world was one of brutality, intrigue, power and pestilence. Yet this same period saw the growing cult of King Arthur's Round Table, and the parfait, gentil knight of Chivalry. The chroniclers tell the story of the plantagenets, while illustrated background notes give a lively picture of what was happening throughout Europe - music and medicine, Chaucer and Boccaccio, Marco Polo and Genghis Khan, the first House of Commons, the last Crusade...--This text refers to the Hardcover edition.