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The time traveller's guide to Elizabethan England

Author: Ian Mortimer
Publisher: London : Bodley Head, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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We think of Queen Elizabeth I as 'Gloriana': the most powerful English woman in history. We think of her reign (1558-1603) as a golden age of maritime heroes, like Sir Walter Raleigh, Sir Richard Grenville and Sir Francis Drake, and of great writers, such as Edmund Spenser, Christopher Marlowe, Ben Jonson and William Shakespeare.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ian Mortimer
ISBN: 9781847921147 1847921140
OCLC Number: 761381431
Description: x, 420 pages, [16] pages of plates : color illustrations, color maps ; 24 cm
Contents: The landscape --
The people --
Religion --
Character --
Basic essentials --
What to wear --
Travelling --
Where to stay --
What to eat and drink --
Hygiene, illness and medicine --
Law and disorder --
Entertainment.
Other Titles: Elizabethan England
Responsibility: by Ian Mortimer.

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We think of Queen Elizabeth I as 'Gloriana': the most powerful English woman in history. We think of her reign (1558-1603) as a golden age of maritime heroes. But what was it actually like to live in  Read more...

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