How to Be A Tudor

How to Be A Tudor

A Dawn-to-dusk Guide to Tudor Life

eBook - 2016
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An erudite romp through the intimate details of life in Tudor England, "Goodman's latest…is a revelation" (New York Times Book Review).

On the heels of her triumphant How to Be a Victorian, Ruth Goodman travels even further back in English history to the era closest to her heart, the dramatic period from the crowning of Henry VII to the death of Elizabeth I. A celebrated master of British social and domestic history, Ruth Goodman draws on her own adventures living in re-created Tudor conditions to serve as our intrepid guide to sixteenth-century living. Proceeding from daybreak to bedtime, this “immersive, engrossing” (Slate) work pays tribute to the lives of those who labored through the era. From using soot from candle wax as toothpaste to malting grain for homemade ale, from the gruesome sport of bear-baiting to cuckolding and cross-dressing—the madcap habits and revealing intimacies of life in the time of Shakespeare are vividly rendered for the insatiably curious.



Baker & Taylor
The historian advisor for the BBC's Wolf Hall presents an erudite romp through the intimate details of life in Tudor England, celebrating the everyday experiences of 16th-century people who engaged in period routines, chores and habits.

Publisher: New York : Liveright Publishing Corporation, 2016
Edition: First American edition
ISBN: 9781631491405 electronic bk
1631491407 electronic bk
Branch Call Number: eBOOK 942.05 GOO
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xv, 320 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations (some color)

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patcarstensen
Apr 13, 2017

She has loads of practical experience with trying to do what Tudor texts and pictures show, and presents it with humor and clarity. In a few places, some diagrams would have helped, like exactly how to do a braid, and I don't know who every explanation of "sleep tight" I've ever seen looks the same.

KHCPL_Wagner Dec 27, 2016

Ever wonder what everyday life during the Tudor dynasty was really like? This book will guide you through a day in Tudor England.

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finn75
Jun 26, 2016

Interesting exploration of one of my favorite historical periods.

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Katmarier
Aug 18, 2016

Scholarly, yet great fun to read. This well-written book covers day-to-day life of a wide cross-section of the population during the Tudor period in England. Full of fun trivia and interesting projects to try.

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