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I found this to be an excellent general overview of the period. It is aimed at the non-academic reader and written in a concise, understandable fashion, with plenty of description of various aspects of society at the time. This is one of the best books of its type and as enlightening and enjoyable as Ian Mortimer's Time Travellers Guide to Medieval England (which is brilliant).
Recommended to anyone with an interest in this period of history who wants an insight into life at the time but does not want to be engulfed in too much economic detail. Christopher Dyer is the writer to go for to glean more in-depth information and analysis.