The Time Traveller's Guide to Elizabethan England

The Time Traveller's Guide to Elizabethan England

By Ian Mortimer

  • Release Date : 2012-03-01
  • Genre : Europe
  • FIle Size : 22.63 MB
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The Time Traveller's Guide to Elizabethan England The past is a foreign country - this is your guide.

We think of Queen Elizabeth I’s 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.

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  • The best book on Elizabethan England

    5
    By t1e2s3t
    I've read this book three times: it's absolutely brilliant. It really helps you imagine what life was like in the sixteenth century for the ordinary man, woman and child. Just brilliant!
  • WHERE WOULD YOU EAT?

    5
    By The Barefoot Lunatics
    Exceptional. Please explore the nineteenth century next!

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