How To Be a Tudor: A Dawn-to-Dusk Guide to Tudor Life
From an historian who advised on the BBC’s Wolf Hall, an erudite romp through the intimate details of life in Tudor England.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... show more
From an historian who advised on the BBC’s Wolf Hall, an erudite romp through the intimate details of life in Tudor England.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. 8 pages of color illustrations
Publish date: 2016-02-15
Pages no: 336
Edition language: English
How to be a Tudor is exactly what it is labeled as - a "dawn to dusk guide" to the Tudor era. It covers some of the same ground as Ian Mortimer's Time Traveler's Guide to Elizabethan England, but discusses much that book does not, and covers a wider timespan, from 1485 to the start of the 17th cent...
All in all an enjoyable read that offered insights into the lives of the people from the Tudor era. I did find some descriptions of tasks to be a bit hard to follow, but that didn't take too much away from my enjoyment of the book as a whole.
This was an amazingly different book that was quite a fun read for nonfiction. Goodman takes research a step deeper than most, truly immersing herself in the Tudor lifestyle. As the name of the book indicates, the book is set up like an outline of a typical day in the life of average Tudor era peo...
A few of my friends and I have been waiting impatiently for How to Be a Tudor: A Dawn-to-Dusk Guide to Tudor Life, by Ruth Goodman, for months. I was so eager to devour the book’s contents when I got my hands on it that I stayed up far too late on Sunday night that I’m still paying for it. It was wo...