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Ruth Goodman
Ruth Goodman is a historian of British social and domestic life. She has advised the Royal Shakespeare Company's Globe Theatre and presented a number of BBC television series, including Victorian Farm. She lives in England. show more

Ruth Goodman is a historian of British social and domestic life. She has advised the Royal Shakespeare Company's Globe Theatre and presented a number of BBC television series, including Victorian Farm. She lives in England.
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SusannaG - Confessions of a Crazy Cat Lady
How to be a Victorian, like Ruth Goodman's How to be a Tudor, which I read in January, is a fine study of a foreign country - in this case the Britain of roughly 150 years ago. It is filled with strange, often horrifying or amusing details. For example, that genteel ladies might want to take exerc...
SusannaG - Confessions of a Crazy Cat Lady
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...
Wyvernfriend Reads
Wyvernfriend Reads rated it 1 year ago
Excellent look at victorian life from rising in the morning to going to bed with a lot of citations.
Tannat
Tannat rated it 1 year ago
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.
Rane Aria
Rane Aria rated it 2 years ago
Fascinated by the Victorian era for many years now, I gobbled up piece by piece of this book. Ruth Goodman makes everything fun and interesting as she herself is not only a historian but reenacts things she has read and research herself from corset wearing, farming and everyday life of, in this case...
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