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The time traveller's guide to Elizabethan England

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The past is a foreign country - this is your guide, from the bestselling author of Time Travellers Guide to Medieval England We think of Queen Elizabeth Is reign (1558-1603) as a golden age. But what was it actually like to live in Elizabethan England? If you could travel to the past and walk the streets of London in the 1590s, where would you stay? What would you eat? What would you wear? Would you really have a sense of it being a glorious age? And if so, how would that glory sit alongside the vagrants, diseases, violence, sexism and famine of the time? In this book Ian Mortimer reveals a country in which life expectancy is in the early thirties, people still starve to death and Catholics are persecuted for their faith. Yet it produces some of the finest writing in the English language, some of the most magnificent architecture, and sees Elizabeth's subjects settle in America and circumnavigate the globe. Welcome to a country that is, in all its contradictions, the very crucible of the modern world. Vivid trip back to the 16th centuryhighly entertaining book Guardian

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Used: very good
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0099542072
ISBN-13:
9780099542070
Publisher:
Vintage Books

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The past is a foreign country - this is your guide, from the bestselling author of Time Travellers Guide to Medieval England We think of Queen Elizabeth Is reign (1558-1603) as a golden age. But what was it actually like to live in Elizabethan England? If you could travel to the past and walk the streets of London in the 1590s, where would you stay? What would you eat? What would you wear? Would you really have a sense of it being a glorious age? And if so, how would that glory sit alongside the vagrants, diseases, violence, sexism and famine of the time? In this book Ian Mortimer reveals a country in which life expectancy is in the early thirties, people still starve to death and Catholics are persecuted for their faith. Yet it produces some of the finest writing in the English language, some of the most magnificent architecture, and sees Elizabeth's subjects settle in America and circumnavigate the globe. Welcome to a country that is, in all its contradictions, the very crucible of the modern world. Vivid trip back to the 16th centuryhighly entertaining book Guardian

Condition:
Used: very good
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0099542072
ISBN-13:
9780099542070
Publisher:
Vintage Books

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