Whether they got a day off from working at their trade or had so much money they could pay people to entertain them, everyone within the town walls wanted to have a little fun. Listen today to find out what occupants of medieval European towns did to shake off their troubles and have a good time.
The rules of hazard and other games: The Gaming Table, by Andrew Steinmetz.
William J. Baker, “Medieval People at Play,” in Sports in the Western World. (Totowa, New Jersey: Rowman and Littlefield, 1982) pp: 42-56.
John Marshall Carter, Sports and Pastimes of the Middle Ages. (Lanham, Maryland: University Press of America, 1988)
Albert Compton Reeves, Pleasures and Pastimes in Medieval England. (Stroud, Gloustershire: Alan Sutton Publishers, 1995)
Sally Wilkins, Sports and Games of Medieval Cultures. (Connecticut: Greenwood Press, 2002)
Music: "Evening Melodrama" by Kevin MacLeod (www.incompetech.com)