The time traveller's guide to Elizabethan England by Ian Mortimer
Having a long term interest in reading about Tudor history and historical fiction based on the time, I thoroughly enjoyed dipping into Ian Mortimer’s “The time traveller’s guide to Elizabethan England”. The book is set out somewhat in the format of a “lonely planet” guide, with chapters on topics such as the people, what to wear, what to eat and drink, entertainment and law and disorder. Although at least one review I read said that the squeamish reviewer skipped the punishment sections in the latter. The writing style is very readable but the reputation of the author makes for an authoritative book about Elizabethan society.
History students required to research women’s rights and marriage in the Elizabethan period will find the section entitled “Women”, in the chapter “The People”, a fruitful read.
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