Life in a Mediaeval City, Illustrated by York in the XVth Century

Read by Peter Yearsley

(4.7 stars; 98 reviews)

A short and gentle overview of mediaeval life in a large city. It lightly covers the class structure of society, local government, guilds, pageantry and punishment. The author has an easy, rhythmic style which leaves the reader wanting to find out more. (Summary by Peter Yearsley) (2 hr 19 min)



(5 stars)

This perfectly read literature had me addicted from beginning to end. It provides an in depth viewcof life from every aspect in the ancient city of York in England. At time it felt like I was there! fantastic! a great education and thoroughly immersive entertainment for the bed time listener such as myself!

(5 stars)

really nice descriptions easily understood and for those who have not gotten into politics, when he refers to "the corporation" he is referring to a city or community using civil law

informative and entertaining

(5 stars)

An excellent presentation by Mr Yearsly


(5 stars)

It is hard to find literature that describes how people lived in olden times. The arts, the crafts, the trades. Communications before telephones and newspapers. Government. The part the church played in education, social cohesion, and justice. I’d love to visit York today. Peter Yearsley is a wonderful reader too, love the British accent.


(4.5 stars)

Highly accurate and beautifully read! Well written/ very academic too !!! Loved it ! Heard it like 2 dozen times. Thanks all. Time well spent.

I loved this insightful text.

(5 stars)

The reader did a wonderful job and it was a pleasure to listen to.

Enjoyed it very much!

(5 stars)

I only wish it was longer! Fine job done by reader. Thank you!

great book

(5 stars)

a really great book is it a listen to and beautifully red very interesting