The Time Traveler's Guide to Elizabethan England
The author of The Time Traveler’s Guide to Medieval England takes you through the world of Shakespeare and Queen Elizabeth I From the author of The Time Traveler’s Guide to Medieval England, this popular history explores daily life in Queen Elizabeth’s England, taking us inside the homes and... show more
The author of The Time Traveler’s Guide to Medieval England takes you through the world of Shakespeare and Queen Elizabeth I From the author of The Time Traveler’s Guide to Medieval England, 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.
Publish date: June 27th 2013
Publisher: Viking Adult
Pages no: 416
Edition language: English
, Science Fiction
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Time Travel
, European History
, World History
, 16th Century
A drier read than his Guide to Mediaeval England, but I still found several of the chapters to be quite interesting even if some of the others dragged a bit. For example, the hierarchy of water sources did help to explain some of their attitudes toward baths. That is, it’s not so much that they d...
I received the book for free through Goodreads First Reads.It took me longer to finish then I would like, non-fiction is always a slower read for me then fiction.Wonderful resource for all things Elizabethan. Thorough descriptions of: the landscape, the people, religion, character, basic essentials,...
I love this well-informed, well-written guide to daily life in Elizabethan England, just as I loved its predecessor, The Time Traveler's Guide to Medieval England. If you just want to be immersed in the past, pick the same author's Sacred Treason, written under the pen name James Forrester. But if y...
bookshelves: nonfiction, history, tudor, autumn-2013, dip-in-now-and-again, under-500-ratings, paper-read, published-2012, tbr-busting-2013 Read from November 07, 2013 to January 02, 2014 Purchased in Princes Street. This book is dedicated to my daughter,Elizabeth Rose Mortimer. Opening: It is a ...
Like its Medieval brother, this book is an easy, fun read. I skimmed over the parts about social organisation because they are a very general overview that any reader who is interested in the period's history is already familiar with.But the chapters and sections dedicated to every day life were a j...
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