The Resource How to be a Tudor : a dawn-to-dusk guide to Tudor life, Ruth Goodman

How to be a Tudor : a dawn-to-dusk guide to Tudor life, Ruth Goodman

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How to be a Tudor : a dawn-to-dusk guide to Tudor life
Title
How to be a Tudor
Title remainder
a dawn-to-dusk guide to Tudor life
Statement of responsibility
Ruth Goodman
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
Beginning at dawn with the cock's rousing crow and proceeding into either Catholic abstinence or Protestant-approved marital relations at nightfall, this charming work celebrates the ordinary lives of those who labored through the dramatic Tudor era. Goodman draws on her own hands-on experience living on a replicated Tudor farm to bring all the sights, smells, and appetites of this era to visceral, vibrant life. The Tudor period began in 1485 with the crowning of Henry VII, proceeded through Henry VIII's tumultuous reign, and ended with the death of his daughter, Elizabeth I, in 1603. It was a time of unprecedented upheaval. Henry VIII's break with Rome and establishment of a new church turned the religious rituals of everyday life upside down, as did the terror invoked under the subsequent rule of "Bloody Mary." Historians traditionally have focused on the royals, while the lives of common families ensnared within their political machinations have been largely ignored. Examining the overlooked majority with unrivaled insight and empathy, Goodman scours firsthand accounts and public records to uncover a trove of irresistible minutiae--the strictly enforced sumptuary laws, for example, required that clothing indicate class, age, profession, and even financial well-being. Goodman pants and whirls through Tudor dance steps, sleeps soundly atop rushes piled on the floor, painstakingly assembles an Elizabethan ruff, and navigates the arduous and sometimes dangerous task of plowing a field in inclement weather. Enduring each chore with her trademark wit and enthusiasm, Goodman serves as our intrepid guide to the revealing habits and intimacies of life in the time of Sir Walter Raleigh and Shakespeare.--Adapted from dust jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
942.05
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DA315
LC item number
.G66 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
How to be a Tudor : a dawn-to-dusk guide to Tudor life, Ruth Goodman
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How to be a Tudor : a dawn-to-dusk guide to Tudor life, Ruth Goodman
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Note
"First published in Great Britain in 2015 by Viking... under the title "How to be a Tudor: a dawn-to-dusk guide to everyday life"" -- title page verso
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
At cock's crow -- To wash or not to wash -- Dressing -- Breakfast -- Education -- Dinner -- Men's work -- Women's work -- A time to play -- Supper -- And so to bed
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ocn909974652
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Dimensions
25 cm
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Edition
First American edition.
Extent
xv, 320 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781631491399
Lccn
2015038420
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)909974652

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