There's a book on the Waning of the Middle Ages by Huizinga which is really good. I think despite the lack in humanist learning, it was still a really interesting, and surprisingly connected time (in terms of an awareness of the local world). And Chaucer.
Yes, I think I read that one! I wonder if I still have it.
He eyed a khaki suit with loathingand admired the grace of iron clothing.
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