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Publisher Description

Take a vivid trip back to the 16th century with the bestselling author The Time Traveller’s Guide to Medieval England.

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.

‘A fresh and funny book that wears its learning lightly’ Independent

GENRE
History
RELEASED
2012
March 1
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
432
Pages
PUBLISHER
Random House
SIZE
22.6
MB

Customer Reviews

t1e2s3t ,

The best book on Elizabethan England

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!

The Barefoot Lunatics ,

WHERE WOULD YOU EAT?

Exceptional. Please explore the nineteenth century next!

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