How to Be A Tudor

How to Be A Tudor

A Dawn-to-dusk Guide to Tudor Life

Book - 2016
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"Drawing on her own adventures living in re-created Tudor conditions, Goodman serves as our ... guide to sixteenth-century living. Proceeding from daybreak to bedtime, this ... illustrative work celebrates the ordinary lives of those who labored through the era. From sounding the hue and cry to alert a village to danger to malting grain for homemade ale, from the gruesome sport of bear-baiting cuckolding and cross-dressing--the madcap habits and revealing intimacies of life in the time of Shakespeare are ... rendered for the insatiably curious"
Publisher: New York : Liveright Publishing Corporation, a division of W.W. Norton & Company, 2016
Edition: First American edition
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9781631491399
Branch Call Number: 942.05 Good
Characteristics: xv, 320 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm


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Jan 20, 2018

Goodman is an engaging and informative presenter in every historical re-creation show that I've seen her in. As an author she maintains these characteristics. It's interesting to see what day-to-day life was like during the period, which is not something most histories deal with. I do agree that more diagrams would be useful, though.

Apr 13, 2017

She has loads of practical experience with trying to do what Tudor texts and pictures show, and presents it with humor and clarity. In a few places, some diagrams would have helped, like exactly how to do a braid, and I don't know who every explanation of "sleep tight" I've ever seen looks the same.

KHCPL_Wagner Dec 27, 2016

Ever wonder what everyday life during the Tudor dynasty was really like? This book will guide you through a day in Tudor England.

Jun 26, 2016

Interesting exploration of one of my favorite historical periods.


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Aug 18, 2016

Scholarly, yet great fun to read. This well-written book covers day-to-day life of a wide cross-section of the population during the Tudor period in England. Full of fun trivia and interesting projects to try.


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