'It is Monty Python and the Holy Grail with footnotes, and, my goodness it is fun'
'a jaunty journey through the 14th Century, one that wriggles with the stuff of everyday life'
It is written in the manner of an extremely well-informed but chatty guidebook...This is not only an unusual book, but a thoroughly engaging one
-- Literary Review
`perhaps the most enjoyable history book I've read all year'
as lively as it is informative
-- Financial Times