The Middle Ages were a time of wonder. They gave us the first universities, the first eyeglasses and the first mechanical clocks as medieval thinkers sought to understand the world around them, from the passing of the seasons to the stars in the sky.

Guided by a fourteenth-century monk named John of Westwyk, we explore the achievements of medieval scientists. A real-life inventor, astrologer, crusader, Brother John explains the science behind navigating by the stars, multiplying Roman numerals, curing disease and telling the time with an astrolabe.

“The Light Ages” is an enthralling story of the struggles and successes of an ordinary man during an extraordinary time, and presents a vivid picture of the medieval world as we have never seen it before.


Cover: Paperback
ISBN: 9780141989679
No. of Pages: 416
Dimensions: 200 x 24 x 130 mm
Published by Penguin


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