From The Unofficial Redwall FAQ:
Is there religion in Redwall?
No. Although the terms "abbey", "abbot" and "abbess" are usually associated with the Roman Catholic Church, Brian Jacques has said repeatedly that there is no religion in Redwall. He chose an abbey with an abbot or abbess instead of a castle with a king or queen because he wanted a friendly,...
According the the FAQ on Brian Jacques' official Redwall website, the animals in the Redwall series have no clearly defined size:
Q: Do the animals in your stories walk on all fours or, do they walk erect?
BJ: The creatures in my stories are as big or small as your imagination wants them to be. My imagination does not see them on
There are two most obvious orders in which to read them.
The Badger stories, part 1
This is the only book which entirely predates both Redwall Abbey and Martin the Warrior.
The Martin stories
The next three books are set during the time of the legendary Martin the Warrior, who makes ghostly appearances in almost all ...
This is the map from "Redwall Map & Riddler", described thusly
Escape into the land of Redwall with this beautifully illustrated
full-color fold-out map. Explore the treacherous terrain, legendary
landmarks, and wondrous sites which Brian Jacques has made famous in
his Redwall tales.
Please note that every source I've read repeatedly mentions ...
No there aren't.
According the FAQ on Brian Jacques' official Redwall website;
Q: I have just started your books. I have read Redwall and am now working
on Mattimeo. At the beginning of Redwall there is the "riderless
horsecart" and now in Mattimeo there is mention of a ship that sank.
Are there humans somewhere in the realm of Redwall?
Brian Jacques answered this question in an online discussion with his fans:
Q: What is greensap milk?
BJ: If you squeeze a green plant you can extract sap. Thus, greensap milk.
Q: If Redwallers are mainly vegetarian, eating no animal products other than fish, then how is it possible for them to create cheese or
custards without the aid of ...
TLDR, I would read Redwall first, the story has many "errors" that don't follow future stories. It's meant as the intro, from there you can choose either chronological or published order.
Q&A from Brian Jacques's website source
Webmaster's note: Although we recommend reading the books in the order
in which they were written , the chronological ...
All Mammals produce milk, so a cow would not strictly be required.
That aside - My impression at the time was that the story occurred in a human inhabited world, they were just over there a bit. Similar to Watership Down by Richard Adams, but without the intrusion into the story line. In my memory there were multiple human built buildings that had roles ...
As BESW linked, plant milk is available in a variety of types and flavors. A plant cream is also obtainable by thickening plant milks. This is often done by adding a vegetable oil - see here for an oat cream recipe. I would expect a plant-based cream to be the 'meadow cream' referenced in the Red Wall series, perhaps using a plant milk thickened with nut ...
I believe the animals are all similar sizes. Mice, hares, badgers, and otters all fit comfortably in all the rooms in Redwall Abbey and Salamandastron. Some animals are larger then others but its only by a fairly small amount. Armed mice are able to dual foxes and Badgers don't have as easy a time fighting rats as their real world size differences would ...
My understanding when reading the books is that they are all similar in size. Mice are smaller than badgers but in the same way a normal dude is smaller than Andre the Giant. I think that it becomes much more standardized in the later books. RedWall had the most discrepancies, however it seems to be implied that they are not human sized, that is why Pikes ...
I believe that Redwall was the first book published in 1986. Cluny arrives in a large hay cart pulled by a horse. In dialogue later on the elders recall from old records accounts of Cluny's hoard stampeding cattle through villages. Only conjecture on my part, but I think the series evolved quickly to exclude humans all together.
In Redwall however, a cat swallows Matthias whole, indicating a large size difference.
Additionally, Matthias needs the aid of Constance the badger to move a 2 pound fish, which feeds the whole abbey.
Additionally, the crab and eel in mossflower were described as much larger than gnoff, martin, and dinny.
There is a size difference but it is much more ...
Personally, I think Jaqcues originally intended to set the Redwall series in the real world like Watership Down, but after the first book, he decided to put it in it's own special universe. The only reference to the existence of humans is in the first book where Methuselah reads the recent rat activity out of the archives which reference cows and other human ...