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Elizabeth's London : everyday life in Elizabethan London

Author: Liza Picard
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st U.S. edView all editions and formats
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"This picture of the London of Queen Elizabeth (1558-1603) is the result of Liza Picard's curiosity about the practical details of daily life that almost every history book ignores." "Liza Picard's evocation of the London of four hundred years ago enables us to share the delights, as well as the horrors, of the everyday lives of sixteenth-century Britons."--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Elizabeth, Queen of England; Elizabeth, Queen of England
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Liza Picard
ISBN: 0312325657 9780312325657
OCLC Number: 53972170
Notes: Originally published: London : Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2003.
Description: xxiv, 342 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 25 cm
Contents: The Place --
The River --
The long ferry --
The legal quays and up-river --
The river's moods --
Great occasions --
Tilt-boats, wherries and watermen --
Flood control --
Fishing --
The swans --
The Main Streets, Water Supply and Sewerage --
Southwark --
London Bridge --
The City gates --
To the north --
The east/west route via Cheapside --
Thames Street --
St Paul's/Ludgate/Fleet Street --
The City to Westminster --
Road surfaces --
Transport --
Traffic --
Water supply --
Engineers and quills --
Refuse disposal --
Public toilets --
The Buildings --
Timber-frame construction --
New stone and brick houses --
Survivals --
Interiors and Furniture --
House moving --
Interior walls and wall coverings --
Gilt leather and embroidery --
Tapestry --
Wood panelling --
Ceilings and floors --
Furniture --
Silver --
Gardens and Open Spaces --
Garden design --
The Inns of Court --
Livery companies and churchyards --
Gardening techniques --
Planting plans --
Open spaces --
The People --
Health, Illness and Medicine --
Expectation of life --
The Bills of Mortality --
The Plague --
Smallpox and other diseases --
Care of the sick --
Mental illness --
Diagnosis and treatment --
Medical theories --
The medical establishment --
Accidents and emergencies --
Foreigners --
Blackamoors and lascars --
Foreign tourists --
Immigrants --
The 1593 Return of Strangers --
Naturalisation --
Tax and other penalties --
Social organisation --
Clothes and Beauty --
Ruffs --
Men's dress --
Women's dress --
Children --
Colours, fabrics and decoration --
Underwear and nightwear --
Shoes and headgear --
Accessories --
Furs and jewels --
Washing, etc. --
Cosmetics --
Teeth --
Food and Drink --
The markets --
Other food shops --
Street sellers --
Fish days --
Cooking and recipes --
Meals --
Table manners --
Drink --
Eating out --
Sex, Marriage, Family Life and Death --
Sex outside marriage --
Marriage --
Servants --
Childbirth --
Childhood and manners --
Death and funerals --
Education --
The first years --
Schools --
Christ's Hospital --
Apprenticeship --
The Inns of Court --
Further education --
Private tuition and the foreign tour --
Amusements --
Home entertainment --
Free shows --
Bear baiting, bull baiting and cock fighting --
Theatre-going --
Sport --
The lottery --
Inns and taverns --
Recreational drugs --
Networks and Boxes --
The livery companies --
Parishes --
Wards --
Servitors and retainers --
Crime, Punishment and the Law --
The underworld --
Criminal law enforcement --
Minor offences --
More serious punishments --
The civil law --
Statutes, proclamations and the Custom of London --
The Poor --
The welfare system --
Emergencies and single payments --
Begging licences --
Private charities --
The sick poor --
Religion, Superstition, Witchcraft and Magic --
The Elizabethan religious settlement --
Dissidents --
Continuity --
The sermons at Paul's Cross --
Superstition --
Witchcraft and magic --
Words and Pronunciation --
Currency, Wages and Prices --
An Elizabethan Invoice.
Responsibility: Liza Picard.
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"This picture of the London of Queen Elizabeth (1558-1603) is the result of Liza Picard's curiosity about the practical details of daily life that almost every history book ignores." "Liza Picard's evocation of the London of four hundred years ago enables us to share the delights, as well as the horrors, of the everyday lives of sixteenth-century Britons."--Jacket.

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