Daily Life in Arthurian Britain

Daily Life in Arthurian Britain, is published by Greenwood Press of ABC-Clio Publishers. The ebook is also available.

Cover of book, Daily Life in Arthurian Britain, by Deborah J. Shepherd

Daily Life in Arthurian Britain examines cultural change in Britain during the fifth and sixth centuries, the time also known as The Dark Ages. The book focuses on the fate of Romano-British culture, demographic change in the northern and western border lands, and the cultural impact of the Anglo-Saxons. Many threads of current knowledge and opinion from leading historians and archaeologists and brought together in one source. Topics include household management, rural and urban organization, food production techniques, architectural styles, fashion, manufacturing trades, service occupations, social classes, education, political organization, warfare, and religion. The limited documentary sources are analyzed for their cultural and historical value.


  • Presents maps and illustrations of Britain during the relevant time periods
  • Includes a bibliography of major print and quality internet resources
  • Provides an index and glossary of key concepts, sites, historic persons, events, and materials
  • Contains an appendix on the nature of archaeological evidence


“Distinctive from other reference sources about the time period … a useful starting point for high-school and undergraduate students working on research within the area. Recommended for most high-school, academic, and public libraries.” – Julie Elliott, Booklist


4 thoughts on “Daily Life in Arthurian Britain

  1. I’m enjoying the book now via a library loan but the high price ($46.4 for the Amazon Kindle eBook and at least $40 for a new hardcover) has deterred me from buying it. Is there any chance you could ask your publisher to reduce the price – at least of the Kindle eBook?

    • I empathize that the book price is high. ABC-Clio and Greenwood Press publish for the library market. Their books are printed in very short runs and priced high because virtually no marketing is done to the general public. Their business plan is to charge a high price to a reliable market (i.e., libraries) in order to make up their costs.

      I’m so glad to hear you are enjoying the book through your library, but sadly there is little else to do about the price. I’ve been ever hopeful to find time to expand my website with more articles. Maybe this year.

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