What are the best middle ages books?

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    #1The Pillars of the Earth (Kingbridge)

    The Pillars of the Earth (Kingbridge)
    The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett is the first book in the Kingsbridge series. This fast-paced action book is set up during the twelfth century in a cathedral in England, and the story about love, revenge, and betrayal are told.

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    David Garrett
    Written on March 18, 2018
    " Excellent dive into medival times and an excellent storyline as well. Definitely check this series out and you wont be disappointed."
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    #2The Name of the Rose

    The Name of the Rose
    The Name of the Rose is a novel by Umberto Eco about a friar who investigates and collects pieces of evidence with the series of historical murder mysteries in an Italian monastery. This book has won many international awards.

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    Gloria Smith
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "I honestly couldn't get through this one. It took entirely too much focus for me. I gave it a shot for my book club but I just had to pass this one up. I could tell, however, that the story was written well. It's just not my cup of tea. "
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    #3When Christ and His Saints Slept

    When Christ and His Saints Slept

    This is a novel about a woman, Maude, Countess of Anjou, who was set to rule England. Her right to the throne was challenged by his cousin Stephen which caused brutal tragedies across the nation.


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    Carl Harper
    Written on March 18, 2018
    "This book has many high reviews from other customers, and I have found it an interesting read. I would recommend it to people who enjoy this type of genre, and I have already recommended this book to friends and family."
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    #4Inferno (Divine Comedy Trilogy)

    Inferno (Divine Comedy Trilogy)

    Inferno is the first part of Dante Alighieri's Divine Comedy, one of the most famous medieval classics written in the early parts of the 14th century. It is widely recognized as one of the greatest works of literature.


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    Keith Lucas
    Written on March 20, 2018
    "No way around it, Inferno (Divine Comedy Trilogy) is by far the most popular middle ages book. It stood the test of time and many reviewers including rate it very highly."
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    #5Mistress of the Art of Death

    Mistress of the Art of Death
    Sent to medieval Cambridge in order to exonerate a group of Jewish prisoners with financial ties to King Henry I, University of Salerno medical examiner Adelia and a group of companions struggle to avoid being accused of witchcraft and discover that the killer may be a former crusader. 150,00 first printing.

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    Gary Weaver
    Written on April 9, 2018
    "This story was very compelling to read. The middle ages were an interesting time. If you enjoy that time period you will like this book. I enjoyed reading it on my daily subway rides to work. "
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    #6Doomsday Book

    Doomsday Book
    The book is about Kivrin Engle, a young historian specializing in medieval history, who was to travel to what was perceived as the dark ages. Due to an unlikely turn of events, she finds herself playing a much more vital part in history. 

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    Crystal Barnett
    Written on April 13, 2018
    "If you enjoy science fiction, you should read this book, Doomsday Book by Connie Willis. It's entertaining, riveting, and historically correct. The year is 2045 when historians time travel to explore the past. I love the adventurous spirit of the characters and all the little details of the story which takes place in the past during medieval times. "
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    Macbeth is a play by the famous playwright William Shakespeare that tells the story about the titular Macbeth and his wife, Lady Macbeth, and how their murderous greed for power and the crown ultimately led to their own demise.

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    Jessica May
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "I was searching for best middle age books and was given the solution of Macbeth. The topic could go one of two ways and was not specific if it is pertaining to the middle ages of time or regarding middle age people. If the topic is for the middle ages, Macbeth is a great solution. It takes place in the middle ages and is a very well known and great story."
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    #8World Without End (Kingsbridge Series)

    World Without End (Kingsbridge Series)

    World Without end features the descendants of the characters from Pillars of the Earth, the first book of the Kingsbrige Series. The book tackles two major historical events - the start of The Hundrer Years' War and the Black Death. 


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    Howard Alexander
    Written on April 13, 2018
    "This book was awesome. I'm almost sad that I read it because now I know nothing I read will be as good as this."
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    #9The Once and Future King

    The Once and Future King

    The Once and Future King is a book by T.H. White, most of which takes place in "Gramarye", the name White gives to Britain, that tells the story of King Arthur's reign - his journey and his battles with his kingdom. 


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    Henry Nguyen
    Written on April 6, 2018
    "Great book and interesting story that make you want to continue reading and return to read more of it. King Arthur is an interesting person and story that makes you want to know more. If you want a good book, this a good choice. "
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    #10The Last Kingdom (Saxon Tales)

    The Last Kingdom (Saxon Tales)

    The Last Kingdom is the first book in the series The Saxon Chronicles. It tells the story of Uhtred Ragnarson, a boy who was born a Saxon and then kidnapped by Danes as a child. Since then they raised Uhtred to become a warrior. 


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    Stephen Bailey
    Written on April 5, 2018
    "Great series, though I wonder how accurate it is across the board. Still totally entertaining and it exposed me to a part of history I didn't know much about. One can always supplement what they learn with scholarly sources if one wishes."


Best What are the best middle ages books
1The Pillars of the Earth (Kingbridge)Books 19 Paid
2The Name of the RoseBooks 15 Paid
3When Christ and His Saints SleptBooks 14 Paid
4Inferno (Divine Comedy Trilogy)Books 12 Paid
5Mistress of the Art of DeathBooks 11 Paid
6Doomsday BookBooks 9 Paid
7MacbethBooks 6 Paid
8World Without End (Kingsbridge Series)Books 5 Paid
9The Once and Future KingBooks 2 Paid
10The Last Kingdom (Saxon Tales)Books 1 Paid

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