Hey, I just found this forum and I thought it would be a good place to ask things like this. So I've always been interested in fantasy as a genre. A song of ice and fire, Lord of the Rings, The Inheritance cycle, Witcher... One day I was bored and I thought, why not start writing something. I decided to start writing a medieval-themed fantasy. What my problem is that I really don't know a lot about the Medieval way of living, politics, culture etc. Not in a "formal" way. I'm not familiar with terms, titles, ranks.. Like, I don't know about Liege Lords, Jarls, Barons, counsellors, henchman, handmaid etc. Some of them I do know but my understanding of them is not so deep. So were I, for example, to use "Master of Coin" in my text, I might not be able to make things sound "fancy". I know that as it's fantasy, it doesn't have to be realistic but I want it to have something in common with the reality and not just be some " nonsense" at all times. What I also don't know is the Medieval clothing. Jerkins, breeches.. Can't think of more at the moment (I'm not a native speaker so there's that). The Internet doesn't give much information regarding these questions or it does but I would have to dig everywhere for it. So could anyone possibly recommend me books that are about Medieval way of life? History books that would shed light on the era and its way of life, statecraft, clothing, combat (weird names and terms for weapons, different names for horses and boats depending on their use etc)..