Our friends over at No Starch Press has sent us a press release featuring one of their new upcoming books, Medieval LEGO. The book has 132 pages filled with various medieval builds that you through 32 historical events from a number of LEGO builders. Written by Greyson Beights with contributions from medievalists and scholars, you can be sure that everything written should be historically accurate. You can now pre-order Medieval LEGO over at No Starch or on Amazon.
A History Book of Epic Proportions
San Francisco, CA (June 9, 2015) — Medieval history is undeniably awesome. Bloody battles, deposed kings, crusading knights, powerful matriarchs, and righteous warriors. But now—history is adorable too.
Through the improbable pairing of LEGO artists and world-renowned scholars, Medieval LEGO (No Starch Press, September 2015, $14.95) takes the reader on a miniature quest through medieval England. Fifteen-year-old author Greyson Beights brings together this unlikely team to depict the era of dire warfare, strategic marriage, endless intrigue, terrible famine, and deadly plague.
From the Norman Conquest to the Battle of Bosworth Field, each historical event is immortalized in a LEGO tableau and concisely explained by a world-class historian. Professor Ralph Griffiths chronicles the Wars of the Roses; Professor Stephen Knight discusses the folklore of Robin Hood; Professor Robert Bartlett describes the kidnapping and ransom of King Richard the Lionheart; and Dr. Anne Lawrence-Mathers muses on Matthew Paris, the monk who spoke his mind.
“Medieval LEGO is a must-have for all LEGO fans. But it’s perfect reading for anyone who wants to know more about this truly epic age,” says No Starch Press founder Bill Pollock.
Medieval LEGO arrives in bookstores everywhere this September.
About the Author
Greyson Beights is a fifteen-year-old student with a passion for LEGO and history. His research interests focus on the history of war and the history of late medieval England. An award-winning LEGO builder, Greyson also coordinates BrickUniverse 2015, a LEGO convention for fans of all ages. This is his first book.