'Britain in the Middle Ages' draws on a wealth of knowledge, discovery, research, and technical advances to dispel the common misconception of the 'Dark Ages' as an era of chaos and violence. Redefining everything from the role of the Vikings to the supposed rigidity of the feudal system, Francis Pryor demolishes many of the myths about medieval Britain. Far from a period of stasis, Pryor demonstrates that the Middle Ages, particularly the two centuries following the Black Death epidemic of 1348, were a time of diversity, transition, and growth. Engaging and scholarly, Britain in the Middle Ages reintroduces the reader to an era that gave birth to the modern world. Francis Pryor, former President of the Council of British Archaeology, is the author of Britain BC and Britain AD.