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How To Be a Tudor A Dawn to Dusk Guide to Tudor Life

How To Be a Tudor  A Dawn to Dusk Guide to Tudor Life Author Ruth Goodman
ISBN-10 9781631491405
Release 2016-02-15
Pages 464
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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.



How to Be a Tudor A Dawn To Dusk Guide to Tudor Life

How to Be a Tudor  A Dawn To Dusk Guide to Tudor Life Author Ruth Goodman
ISBN-10 1631491393
Release 2016-02-15
Pages 464
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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. Drawing on her own adventures living in re-created Tudor conditions, Goodman serves as our intrepid guide to sixteenth-century living. Proceeding from daybreak to bedtime, this charming, illustrative work celebrates the ordinary lives of those who labored through the era. From sounding the hue and cry to alert a village to danger 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."



How to Be a Tudor

How to Be a Tudor Author Ruth Goodman
ISBN-10 0241973716
Release 2016-07-07
Pages 320
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The real Wolf Hall - a time traveller's guide to daily life in Tudor England The Tudor era encompasses some of the greatest changes in our history. But while we know about the historical dramas of the times - most notably in the court of Henry VIII - what was life really like for a commoner like you or me? To answer this question, the renowned "method historian" and historical advisor to the BBC Ruth Goodman has slept, washed and cooked as the Tudors did - so you don't have to! She is your expert guide to this fascinating era, drawing on years of practical historical study to show how our ancestors coped with everyday life, from how they slept to how they courted. Using a vast range of sources, she takes you back to the time when soot was used as toothpaste and the "upper crust" of bread was served to the wealthier members of the house. Exploring how the Tudors learnt, danced and even sat and stood according to the latest fashion, she reveals what it all felt, smelt and tasted like, from morning until night. 'Ruth is the queen of living history, long may she reign!' - Lucy Worsley



How to Be a Victorian

How to Be a Victorian Author Ruth Goodman
ISBN-10 0871404850
Release 2014-10-06
Pages 464
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Describes the details of everyday life in the Victorian period, from leisure activities and fashion, to education, and contraception, including doing calisthenics, putting on a corset, and giving opium to the children before bedtime.



The Tudor Housewife

The Tudor Housewife Author Alison Sim
ISBN-10 0773522336
Release 2001-01-01
Pages 151
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Offering a welcome contrast to the usual collection of strange recipes and bizarre medical distillations often found in books on sixteenth-century women, Alison Sim provides a fascinating overview of the life of Tudor women.



The Private Lives of the Tudors

The Private Lives of the Tudors Author Tracy Borman
ISBN-10 9780802189806
Release 2016-12-13
Pages 464
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England’s Tudor monarchs—Henry VII, Henry VIII, Edward VI, Mary I, and Elizabeth I—are perhaps the most celebrated and fascinating of all royal families in history. Their love affairs, their political triumphs, and their overturning of the religious order are the subject of countless works of popular scholarship. But for all we know about Henry’s quest for male heirs, or Elizabeth’s purported virginity, the lives of the Tudor monarchs away from the public eye remain largely beyond our grasp, mostly not chronicled by previous historians. In The Private Lives of the Tudors, acclaimed historian Tracy Borman delves deep behind the public face of the monarchs, showing us what their lives were like beyond the stage of the court. Drawing on original material from those closest to them—courtiers like the “groom of the stool,” a much-coveted position, surprisingly—Borman examines Tudor life in fine detail. What did the monarchs eat? What clothes did they wear, and how were they designed, bought, and cared for? How did they wield power? When sick, how were they treated? What games did they play? How did they practice their faith? And whom did they love, and how did they give birth to the all-important heirs? Exploring their education, upbringing, sexual lives, and taking us into the kitchens, bathrooms, schoolrooms, and bedrooms at court, The Private Lives of the Tudors charts the course of the entire dynasty, surfacing new and fascinating insights into these celebrated figures.



Tudor Monastery Farm

Tudor Monastery Farm Author Peter Ginn
ISBN-10 9781448141722
Release 2013-10-21
Pages 288
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Ruth Goodman and Peter Ginn have become familiar faces on BBC2 after their hugely popular and immersive time-travelling experiments, Victorian, Edwardian and Wartime Farm. But for their fourth series, and our accompanying book, they have joined forces with Tom Pinfold to take on their biggest challenge yet: going back to Tudor England to endure the harsh realities of working for an Abbey Farm. Peter, Ruth and Tom are trained historians, driven by new research and discovery. They are passionate about bringing period details to life, and they do that for us by comprehensively inhabiting the era for months, using only materials, tools and technology available at the time, to earn their living, celebrate their holidays, clothe and feed themselves and their families. Follow them as they discover how to build a pigsty, brew their own ale, forge their own machinery and keep a Tudor household. Scrupulously researched, totally authentic and with its own contemporary narrative playing out within an accurate reconstruction of Tudor England, this is a fantastic glimpse into history, as it was lived. This is set to be Peter, Ruth and Tom’s most ambitious historical assignment yet.



A Journey Through Tudor England

A Journey Through Tudor England Author Suzannah Lipscomb
ISBN-10 9781453298909
Release 2013-06-04
Pages 336
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From King Henry VII to Queen Elizabeth I, this detailed English history brings the past to life through the sights and personalities of the Tudor dynasty. This lively and engaging book will transport the armchair traveler with a taste for the colorful time of Henry VIII and Thomas Moore to palaces, castles, theaters, and abbeys to uncover the stories behind the politically dynamic Tudor era. Author Suzannah Lipscomb visits more than fifty historic sites, from the luxurious palace at Hampton Court, where dangerous intrigue was rife, to lesser known estates such as Hever Castle, Anne Boleyn’s childhood home, and Tutbury Castle, where Mary, Queen of Scots, was imprisoned. In the corridors of power and the courtyards of country houses, we meet the passionate but tragic Kateryn Parr, Henry VIII’s last wife, and Lady Jane Grey, the Nine–Days’ Queen, and we come to understand how Sir Walter Raleigh planned his trip to the New World. A Journey Through Tudor England reveals the rich history of the Tudors and paints a vivid, captivating picture of what it would have been like to see England through their eyes. It is “a genuinely useful and discriminating guide for all Tudor fans” (Hilary Mantel, author of Wolf Hall).



Elizabeth s London

Elizabeth s London Author Liza Picard
ISBN-10 9781466863460
Release 2014-01-28
Pages 368
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Liza Picard immerses her readers in the spectacular details of daily life in the London of Queen Elizabeth (1558-1603). Beginning with the River Thames, she examines the city on the north bank, still largely confined within the old Roman walls. The wealthy lived in mansions upriver, and the royal palaces were even farther up at Westminster. On the south bank, theaters and spectacles drew the crowds, and Southwark and Bermondsey were bustling with trade. Picard examines the Elizabethan streets and the traffic in them; she surveys building methods and shows us the decor of the rich and the not-so-rich. Her account overflows with particulars of domestic life, right down to what was likely to be growing in London gardens. Picard then turns her eye to the Londoners themselves, many of whom were afflicted by the plague, smallpox, and other diseases. The diagnosis was frequently bizarre and the treatment could do more harm than good. But there was comfort to be had in simple, homely pleasures, and cares could be forgotten in a playhouse or the bull-baiting and bear-baiting rings, or watching a good cockfight. The more sober-minded might go to hear a lecture at Gresham College or the latest preacher at Paul's Cross. Immigrants posed problems for Londoners who, though proud of England's religious tolerance, were concerned about the damage these skilled migrants might do to their own livelihoods, despite the dominance of livery companies and their apprentice system. Henry VIII's destruction of the monasteries had caused a crisis in poverty management that was still acute, resulting in begging (with begging licenses!) and a "parochial poor rate" paid by the better-off. Liza Picard's wonderfully vivid prose enables us to share the satisfaction and delights, as well as the vexations and horrors, of the everyday lives of the denizens of sixteenth-century London.



Everyday Life in Tudor London

Everyday Life in Tudor London Author Stephen Porter
ISBN-10 9781445645919
Release 2016-11-15
Pages 304
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Life in the Tudor metropolis for both commoner and king alike.



Victorian Farm

Victorian Farm Author Ruth Goodman
ISBN-10 1862058717
Release 2010-02-01
Pages 304
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This special Christmas edition of the Number One best-selling Victorian Farm showcases festivities and crafts unique to life on the farm. A new Christmas section shows you how to make your own home-made toffees, wax holly berries, ivy ribbons, savoury Christmas pie and festive walnuts - including original sheet music, festive storytelling and plenty of Christmas cheer. Celebrating our rural heritage, Victorian Farm contains a fascinating mix of social history, folklore and practical projects. Follow historians Alex Langlands, Peter Ginn and Ruth Goodman as they spend a year on a Victorian farm. In a fascinating time-travelling experiment, a team of historians spend a year recreating farm life in 1885, with no electricity, no gas, no flushing toilet and no tractor. This book accompanies the BBC television series, produced by Lion TV, which follows Alex Langlands, Peter Ginn and Ruth Goodman as they learn how to run the farm using only materials and resources that would have been available to them in the Victorian era. This was a pivotal time in the history of Britain. Industrialization had radically changed life in the cities but rural communities were much slower to develop, and combined a mixture of centuries old and pioneering modern practices. Alex, Peter and Ruth explore the `old ways' and the effects of the changes on the rural community. Divided into six themed chapters, plus a fantastic new feature on Christmas customs and cheer, the book reveals what Victorian country folk ate and wore, how they organized their lives, managed their animals and farmed the land. With the help of specialist advisors the team take on a wide variety of tasks, from agricultural practices, animal husbandry and ancient craft skills to Victorian leisure activities, and producing food and drink. Providing a real insight into life on a Victorian farm, this book is a timely reminder of how history often comes full circle. Recycling, the organic diet, the use of natural products for cleaning and healthcare, an interest in crafts and gardening are as relevant to the environmental concerns of today as they were to daily life in the 19th century.



How to Behave Badly in Elizabethan England

How to Behave Badly in Elizabethan England Author Ruth Goodman
ISBN-10 1631495119
Release 2018-10-09
Pages 320
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Every age and social strata has its bad eggs, rule-breakers, and nose-thumbers. As acclaimed popular historian and author of How to Be a Victorian Ruth Goodman shows in her madcap chronicle, Elizabethan England was particularly rank with troublemakers, from snooty needlers who took aim with a cutting "thee," to lowbrow drunkards with revolting table manners. Goodman draws on advice manuals, court cases, and sermons to offer this colorfully crude portrait of offenses most foul. Mischievous readers will delight in learning how to time your impressions for the biggest laugh, why quoting Shakespeare was poor form, and why curses hurled at women were almost always about sex (and why we shouldn't be surprised). Bringing her signature "exhilarating and contagious" enthusiasm (Boston Globe), this is a celebration of one of history's naughtiest periods, when derision was an art form.



The Tudor Cookbook

The Tudor Cookbook Author Terry Breverton
ISBN-10 9781445649030
Release 2016-03-15
Pages 256
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What the Tudors ate and drank in 400 authentic recipes



All the King s Cooks

All the King s Cooks Author Peter Brears
ISBN-10 9780285640238
Release 2011-01-04
Pages 208
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The massive kitchens at Hampton Court were built to supply the entire household of Henry VIII. They were the first professional kitchens organised on such a scale. Brears provides a practical guide to their running, dispelling many of the misconceptions about the cooking and eating of meals in Tudor England.



If Walls Could Talk

If Walls Could Talk Author Lucy Worsley
ISBN-10 9780802712721
Release 2012-02-28
Pages 368
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"Worsley is a thoughtful, charming, often hilarious guide to life as it was lived, from the mundane to the esoteric.” -The Boston Globe Why did the flushing toilet take two centuries to catch on? Why did medieval people sleep sitting up? When were the two "dirty centuries”? Why, for centuries, did rich people fear fruit? In her brilliantly and creatively researched book, Lucy Worsley takes us through the bedroom, bathroom, living room, and kitchen, covering the history of each room and exploring what people actually did in bed, in the bath, at the table, and at the stove-from sauce stirring to breast-feeding, teeth cleaning to masturbating, getting dressed to getting married-providing a compelling account of how the four rooms of the home have evolved from medieval times to today, charting revolutionary changes in society.



The Hidden Lives of Tudor Women A Social History

The Hidden Lives of Tudor Women  A Social History Author Elizabeth Norton
ISBN-10 9781681774909
Release 2017-07-04
Pages 416
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The turbulent Tudor Age never fails to capture the imagination. But what was it truly like to be a woman during this era? The Tudor period conjures up images of queens and noblewomen in elaborate court dress; of palace intrigue and dramatic politics. But if you were a woman, it was also a time when death during childbirth was rife; when marriage was usually a legal contract, not a matter for love, and the education you could hope to receive was minimal at best. Yet the Tudor century was also dominated by powerful and dynamic women in a way that no era had been before. Historian Elizabeth Norton explores the life cycle of the Tudor woman, from childhood to old age, through the diverging examples of women such as Elizabeth Tudor, Henry VIII’s sister; Cecily Burbage, Elizabeth's wet nurse; Mary Howard, widowed but influential at court; Elizabeth Boleyn, mother of a controversial queen; and Elizabeth Barton, a peasant girl who would be lauded as a prophetess. Their stories are interwoven with studies of topics ranging from Tudor toys to contraception to witchcraft, painting a portrait of the lives of queens and serving maids, nuns and harlots, widows and chaperones. Norton brings this vibrant period to colorful life in an evocative and insightful social history.



The Time Traveller s Guide to Elizabethan England

The Time Traveller s Guide to Elizabethan England Author Ian Mortimer
ISBN-10 9781847921147
Release 2012
Pages 420
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The past is a foreign country - this is your guide. We think of Queen Elizabeth Iâe(tm)s reign (1558-1603) as a golden age. But what was it actually like to live in Elizabethan England? If you could travel to the past and walk the streets of London in the 1590s, where would you stay? What would you eat? What would you wear? Would you really have a sense of it being a glorious age? And if so, how would that glory sit alongside the vagrants, diseases, violence, sexism and famine of the time? In this book Ian Mortimer reveals a country in which life expectancy is in the early thirties, people still starve to death and Catholics are persecuted for their faith. Yet it produces some of the finest writing in the English language, some of the most magnificent architecture, and sees Elizabeth's subjects settle in America and circumnavigate the globe. Welcome to a country that is, in all its contradictions, the very crucible of the modern world.