This book gives readers an insight into the art and architecture of medieval Europe. You can discover how the great cathedrals, castles, manor houses, tombs, monuments and monasteries were constructed and find out how stained glass windows were made and the stories they told. Read about the different ways people illustrated manuscripts and books, and learn when painting became more realistic, as we trace the changes and movements that influenced art and architecture in medieval times. It includes contemporary written evidence, colour photographs and maps, a timeline, glossary and index.
Stewart Ross is a prize-winning children's author whose works have been translated into more than a dozen languages. He is a history graduate and has written over one hundred books on the subject. The consultant, Professor Malcolm Barber, has been a lecturer in medieval history for over thirty-five years. He has written many books and articles on medieval subjects, including 'The Two Cities: Medieval Europe 1050-1320'.