The Frugal Wizard’s Handbook for Surviving Medieval England

Posted Apr 22, 2023

Five stars, would read a sequel.


“New times?” Ealstan’s wife said. “Those come whether we want them to or not. And we shall bear them as we bear the changing of seasons—which bring friends and foes, men and spirits.” — p. 41

There is no only when it comes to goodness and joy. The smallest amount is as large as the universe, and one boy saved from a pit is a precious work beyond that of any king’s treasury. — p. 172

“Killing is desperation, not strength. To live without killing…that is a strong society. If the reverse were true, my lands would not be withering away, like crops long without water…” — p. 226

But it was the builders, not just the takers, who changed the world. — p. 277