Magic spells, brave knights, fairytale castles...one would find all these and more during the Middle Ages, one of the most thrilling periods in European history. Although the Middle Ages-which lasted for one thousand years, from about 400 to 1500-seem magical, daily life in medieval Europe could also be very difficult. Imagine brushing your teeth with a twig, using a piece of old bread as a plate, or sharing one room with your entire family! That was the way of life for most common folk in the Middle Ages-an existence that is worlds away from everyday life today. This book, which is set in England in the year 1250, explores these many aspects of life in the Middle Ages. The simple question-and-answer format provides a rich array of facts; readers can learn what people ate for dinner (peacock was popular), how they dressed (men wore colored tights), and how they traveled around (donkeys were as common as cars!). Besides these glimpses into daily life, readers will also learn about the exciting world of knights and battles, and one even has the chance to peek inside a castle. A history lesson is made fun in this highly detailed, fully illustrated book on medieval England.