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The Time Traveler's Guide to Elizabethan England

Mortimer, Ian (Book - 2013 )
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The Time Traveler's Guide to Elizabethan England
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" ... this popular history explores daily life in Queen Elizabeth's England, taking us inside the homes and minds of ordinary citizens as well as luminaries of the period, including Shakespeare, Christopher Marlowe, Sir Walter Raleigh, and Sir Francis Drake. Organized as a travel guide for the time-hopping tourist, Mortimer relates in delightful (and occasionally disturbing) detail everything from the sounds and smells of sixteenth-century England to the complex and contradictory Elizabethan attitudes toward violence, class, sex, and religion. Original enough to interest those with previous knowledge of Elizabethan England and accessible enough to entertain those without, The Time Traveler's Guide is a book for Elizabethan enthusiasts and history buffs alike."-- Publisher's statement from Amazon.com.
Authors: Mortimer, Ian, 1967-
Title: The time traveler's guide to Elizabethan England
Publisher: New York, New York :, Viking,, [2013]
Characteristics: xx, 393 pages ;,24 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Ian Mortimer
Notes: Originally published: London : Bodley Head, 2012
Contents: The landscape
The people
Religion
Character
Basic essentials
What to wear
Traveling
Where to stay
What to eat and drink
Hygiene, illness, and medicine
Law and disorder
Entertainment
Summary: " ... this popular history explores daily life in Queen Elizabeth's England, taking us inside the homes and minds of ordinary citizens as well as luminaries of the period, including Shakespeare, Christopher Marlowe, Sir Walter Raleigh, and Sir Francis Drake. Organized as a travel guide for the time-hopping tourist, Mortimer relates in delightful (and occasionally disturbing) detail everything from the sounds and smells of sixteenth-century England to the complex and contradictory Elizabethan attitudes toward violence, class, sex, and religion. Original enough to interest those with previous knowledge of Elizabethan England and accessible enough to entertain those without, The Time Traveler's Guide is a book for Elizabethan enthusiasts and history buffs alike."-- Publisher's statement from Amazon.com.
ISBN: 0670026077
9780670026074
9781101622780
Branch Call Number: 942.055 M888t 2013
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (pages 355-360) and index
Subject Headings: England Social conditions 16th century Great Britain History Elizabeth, 1558-1603 England Social life and customs 16th century
LCCN: 2013001566
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Learned so much more about Elizabethan England. A dense but pleasurable read if you are interested in this time line. Worth the effort.

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