St Andrews Staff Contribute to ‘Medieval LEGO’ Book

Professor Robert Bartlett and Professor Emeritus Chris Given-Wilson participated in a project called Medieval LEGO, ed. Greyson Beights (No Starch Press, San Francisco, 2015). The professors described important events in medieval English history, which were then illustrated by Greyson and his colleagues using LEGO.

Professor Bartlett contributed to The Death of William Rufus, The Captivity of Richard the Lionheart, The Founding of the University of Oxford, and the Treaty of York; whilst Professor Given-Wilson covered the Treaty of Edinburgh-Northampton, The Black Death, the Peasants’ Revolt, and the Treaty of Windsor.

From the Medieval LEGO website:

lego2‘Medieval LEGO takes you through real English history in the middle ages with a unique twist, with every event illustrated by a tiny little LEGO scene. With contributions by medievalists and scholars, this book brings medieval history to life in a fun, kid-friendly way.

Inside, you’ll learn about events like the Battle of Hastings, the chartering of Oxford University, and the signing of the Magna Carta. You’ll witness the infamous Black Death, and the Great Famine, and you’ll read about famous historical figures like Robin Hood, Richard the Lionheart, Geoffrey Chaucer, and William the Conqueror.’