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The time traveller's guide to Elizabethan England, Ian Mortimer

Label
The time traveller's guide to Elizabethan England
Title
The time traveller's guide to Elizabethan England
Statement of responsibility
Ian Mortimer
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
We think of Queen Elizabeth I as 'Gloriana': the most powerful English woman in history. 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?
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1967-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mortimer, Ian
Dewey number
942.055
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DA355
LC item number
.M6 2012
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • European history
  • England
  • 16th century, c 1500 to c 1599
  • European history
  • History
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • History
Summary expansion
From the author of one of the biggest-selling history books of recent years, the follow-up to The Time Traveller's Guide to Medieval England . The past is a foreign country -- this is your guide. We think of Queen Elizabeth I as 'Gloriana': the most powerful English woman in history. We think of her reign (1558-1603) as a golden age of maritime heroes, like Sir Walter Raleigh, Sir Richard Grenville and Sir Francis Drake, and of great writers, such as Edmund Spenser, Christopher Marlowe and William Shakespeare. 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 answers the key questions that a prospective traveller to late sixteenth-century England would ask. Applying the groundbreaking approach he pioneered in his bestselling Time Traveller's Guide to Medieval England , the Elizabethan world unfolds around the reader. He shows a society making great discoveries and winning military victories and yet at the same time being troubled by its new-found awareness. It is a country in which life expectancy at birth 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 and 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
Label
The time traveller's guide to Elizabethan England, Ian Mortimer
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
BDZ0012602869
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
x, 420 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9781847921147
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Other physical details
ill. (chiefly col.), col. maps, col. ports.
Label
The time traveller's guide to Elizabethan England, Ian Mortimer
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
BDZ0012602869
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
x, 420 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9781847921147
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Other physical details
ill. (chiefly col.), col. maps, col. ports.

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