Shakespeare's England: Life In Elizabethan & Jacobean Times
This intriguing and fascinating collection of some of the best, wittiest and most unusual excerpts from sixteenth and seventeenth century writing.
Paperback, 252 pages
Published March 1st 2001 by Sutton Publishing
(first published November 18th 1999)
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Wow! - - the worst job in Elizabethan times had to be laundering and starching those ubiquitous men's collar ruffles. Not that the book mentions them, but I thought I would. This was an interesting and quick read - - lavishly supplied with paintings and illustrations of the times. Very basic, not seeking to be intellectually stimulating or break new ground, just give an overview.
Mar 10, 2011 Lindsay Goto rated it 3 of 5 stars · review of another edition
An incredibly easy read and an entertaining one which is undermined by the fact that when you get down to it, this is little bit more than a Spark Notes version of Shakespeare's time and that for more in depth analysis you'll probably have to go elsewhere.