Bear Alley blog has a scholarly article and bibliography on the creators of the wonderful A History of Everyday Things in England series of books.

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An illustration of everyday life in medieval England, by Marjorie Quennell.

It would be very pleasing if a few of these beautifully simple illustrations could be used in the forthcoming ‘history of Birmingham’ gallery at BM&AG.

The collected first and second volumes (1066-1799) of the series can be found as a 42Mb PDF at the Internet Archive, courtesy of Microsoft’s partnership with the University of California Library.