CoolBeat Audiobook 018

When Knights were Bold
by: Eva March Tappan

Read by: Andrew Gwilliam -- Time: 7 hours 55 minutes

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Knights, Monks, and Townsfolk...they all parade before us in this engaging social history of the Middle Ages in Western Europe.

[Junior (non-fiction) - social history] Originally published 1911.

Edited by: Joel Nicholas
Cover by: Kristen Tuttle

The Eighth to the Fifteenth centuries in Europe were a fascinating time. This era still significantly influences the modern world. To learn of the people of the Middle Ages, is to learn about ourselves.


  1. Page, Squire, and Knight
  2. The Knight's Arms and Armor
  3. Jousts and Tournaments
  4. How to Capture a Castle
  5. Daily Life in a Castle
  6. Life on a Manor
  7. Pilgrimages and Crusades
  8. Military Orders, Monks, and Monasteries
  9. Hermits, Friars, and Missionaries
  10. Life in Town
  11. Merchant Gilds and Craft Gilds
  12. How Goods were Sold
  13. Schools and Literature
  14. Science and Medicine
  15. Architecture and the Arts

About the author:

Eva March Tappan was born at Blackstone, Massachusetts in 1854 and died in 1930. A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Vassar College in 1875, she taught at Wheaton College in Massachusetts, and at several private schools. After earning both Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy degrees at the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Tappan became head of the English department at the English High School at Worcester, Massachusetts. During the Great War, she was asked to become an assistant editor for the United States Food Administration.

Miss Tappan dedicated the last half of her life to writing over 50 books for younger readers, then deeded her estate to form a Vassar College scholarship fund for young women. An extensive knowledge of literature had given her a talent for making simple and absorbing stories that filled the imagination with fascinating facts. Her well-written, interesting, and thorough work was recognized by schools, where her books were often used as textbooks.


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ISBN 978-1-937880-18-7

Audience = Junior 11-15
Non-Fiction Subject = Social History
(History and the past: general interest)
DDC = 940 (History, geography, and biography / General history of Europe)
BISAC = JNF025100 (JUVENILE NONFICTION / History / Medieval)

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