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How to be a Tudor

How to be a Tudor

A Dawn-to-Dusk Guide to Everyday Life

  • Author: Ruth Goodman
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 0241973724
  • Category: History
  • Page: 352
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The real Wolf Hall - a time traveller's guide to daily life in Tudor England The Tudor era encompasses some of the greatest changes in our history. But while we know about the historical dramas of the times - most notably in the court of Henry VIII - what was life really like for a commoner like you or me? To answer this question, the renowned "method historian" Ruth Goodman has slept, washed and cooked as the Tudors did - so you don't have to! She is your expert guide to this fascinating era, drawing on years of practical historical study to show how our ancestors coped with everyday life, from how they slept to how they courted. Using a vast range of sources, she takes you back to the time when soot was used as toothpaste and the "upper crust" of bread was served to the wealthier members of the house. Exploring how the Tudors learnt, danced and even sat and stood according to the latest fashion, she reveals what it all felt, smelt and tasted like, from morning until night.

A Tudor Christmas

A Tudor Christmas

  • Author: Alison Weir,Siobhan Clarke
  • Publisher: Random House
  • ISBN: 147355442X
  • Category: History
  • Page: 192
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Christmas in Tudor times was a period of feasting, revelry and merrymaking ‘to drive the cold winter away’. A carnival atmosphere presided at court, with a twelve-day-long festival of entertainments, pageants, theatre productions and ‘disguisings’, when even the king and queen dressed up in costume to fool their courtiers. Throughout the festive season, all ranks of subjects were freed for a short time from everyday cares to indulge in eating, drinking, dancing and game-playing. We might assume that our modern Christmas owes much to the Victorians. In fact, as Alison Weir and Siobhan Clarke reveal in this fascinating book, many of our favourite Christmas traditions date back much further. Carol-singing, present-giving, mulled wine and mince pies were all just as popular in Tudor times, and even Father Christmas and roast turkey dinners have their origins in this period. The festival was so beloved by English people that Christmas traditions survived remarkably unchanged in this age of tumultuous religious upheaval. Beautifully illustrated with original line drawings throughout, this enchanting compendium will fascinate anyone with an interest in Tudor life – and anyone who loves Christmas.

A Tudor Magnate and the Tudor State

A Tudor Magnate and the Tudor State

Henry, Fifth Earl of Northumberland

  • Author: Mervyn Evans James
  • Publisher: Borthwick Publications
  • ISBN: 9781904497417
  • Category: Borders of England (England)
  • Page: 39
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A Tudor Story

A Tudor Story

The Return of Anne Boleyn

  • Author: William Sandford Pakenham-Walsh
  • Publisher: James Clarke & Co.
  • ISBN: 9780227676783
  • Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Page: 182
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The story of how Anne Boleyn returned thru a medium.

Life in a Tudor Palace

Life in a Tudor Palace

  • Author: Christopher Gidlow
  • Publisher: The History Press
  • ISBN: 0752470612
  • Category: History
  • Page: 96
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This book lets us take a tour round a courtly palace and peep around each door, as we encounter the kitchens, the bakery, the laundry, the bedrooms, the gardens and the privvies! Everything you could wish to know is here, as the book describes the different lifestyles of the court, and the people who served them.

The Politics of a Tudor Merchant Adventurer

The Politics of a Tudor Merchant Adventurer

A Letter to the Earls of East Friesland

  • Author: George Nedham
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
  • ISBN: 9780719007545
  • Category: Commerce
  • Page: 143
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The Songs and Travels of a Tudor Minstrel

The Songs and Travels of a Tudor Minstrel

Richard Sheale of Tamworth

  • Author: Andrew Taylor
  • Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd
  • ISBN: 1903153395
  • Category: Literary Collections
  • Page: 203
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A reconstruction of the life and works of a sixteenth-century minstrel, showing the tradition to be flourishing well into the Tudor period.

The Tudor Housewife

The Tudor Housewife

  • Author: Alison Sim
  • Publisher: The History Press
  • ISBN: 0752468308
  • Category: History
  • Page: 192
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The political and military history of the sixteenth century is well known, and much written about, but what of the thousands of women who have, for the most part, eluded the historian's pen? The Tudor Housewife aims to answer this question, providing a unique and accessible introduction to everyday life and responsibilities of women from all levels of society in the age of Henry VIII and Elizabeth I. With chapters on marriage, childbirth, the upbringing of children, washing and cleaning, food and drink, the housewife as doctor, women and business, and women and religion, Alison Sim reveals how women were expected to manage businesses as well as the household accounts, take extensive personal interest in the moral welfare of their children, adminster medicine to their households and act as a helpmeet to their husbands in every aspect of life. This book unveils the powerful position of ordinary women in Tudor society and provides a captivating insight into their lives.

The Tudor Secret

The Tudor Secret

A Novel

  • Author: C. W. Gortner
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
  • ISBN: 9781429993180
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 352
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The era of the Tudors was one of danger, intrigue, conspiracy, and, above all, spies. Summer 1553: A time of danger and deceit. Brendan Prescott, an orphan, is reared in the household of the powerful Dudley family. Brought to court, Prescott finds himself sent on an illicit mission to the king's brilliant but enigmatic sister, Princess Elizabeth. But Brendan is soon compelled to work as a double agent by Elizabeth's protector, William Cecil, who promises in exchange to help him unravel the secret of his own mysterious past. A dark plot swirls around Elizabeth's quest to unravel the truth about the ominous disappearance of her seriously ill brother, King Edward VI. With only a bold stable boy and an audacious lady-in-waiting at his side, Brendan plunges into a ruthless gambit of half-truths, lies, and murder. Filled with the intrigue and pageantry of Tudor England, C. W. Gortner's The Tudor Secret is the first book in The Elizabeth I Spymaster Chronicles.