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When Knights Were Bold
by Eva March Tappan
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Spirited and interesting picture of life in castles and manors, monasteries and towns during the Middle Ages. The description of the customs of knights is especially full. Chapter titles include Page, Squire, and Knight; The Knight's Arms and Armor; Jousts and Tournaments; How to Capture a Castle; Daily Life in a Castle; Life on a Manor; Pilgrimages and Crusades; Military Orders, Monks, and Monasteries; Hermits, Friars, and Missionaries; Life in Town; Merchant Gilds and Craft Gilds; How Goods Were Sold; Schools and Literature; Science and Medicine; and Architecture and the Arts.
About the Author
Eva March Tappan taught school for more than two decades before turning her attention to writing. With her extensive classroom experience she was able to create stories that appealed strongly to children. She had "a talent for making stories real, for filling the imagination with fascinating facts, for bringing out the romance of history, the wholesome excitement of heroism and adventure, and the beauty and wonder of poetry, myth, and legend." She authored over 50 titles, including biographies, history textbooks, fairy tales, and hero stories. Her greatest works were The Childrens Hour, an anthology for children in 15 volumes, and The Worlds Story, an anthology for older students in 14 volumes.
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