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The time traveler's guide to Elizabethan England

Author: Ian Mortimer
Publisher: New York, New York : Viking, [2012] ©2012
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ian Mortimer
ISBN: 9780670026074 0670026077 9780143125631 014312563X
OCLC Number: 818953766
Description: xx, 393 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The landscape --
The people --
Religion --
Character --
Basic essentials --
What to wear --
Traveling --
Where to stay --
What to eat and drink --
Hygiene, illness, and medicine --
Law and disorder --
Entertainment.
Responsibility: Ian Mortimer.

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This 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.

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