Commissioned by The Folio Society this book explores in a frank, learned and funny manner what it was like to live in the middle-ages, Bob's woodcut images compliment the text throughout.
The Folio Society tell us a bit more about the commission:
Having previously illustrated The Time Traveller’s Guide to Medieval England, talented artist Robert Venables applies his inimitable style to this edition, creating a series of character-led illustrations in the style of Elizabethan woodcuts. The gold-blocked binding design – also by Venables – shows a scene of Elizabethan musicians and dancers, while the cloth-bound cover features gold-foil blockwork, the gold replicated in motifs on the endpapers. Our designers selected Blackmoor for the display typeface; a font based on the style of old English signage