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The Writer's Guide to Everyday Life in Renaissance England: From 1485-1649 (Writer's Guide to Everyday Life Series)

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Writers will save hours of valuable research time and bring a richness and historical accuracy to their work as they reference the slice-of-life facts depicted for each of these major time periods. Each book contains descriptions of the period's food and clothes; customs and slang; occupations; common religious and political practices; and other historical details.
Hardcover, 280 pages
Published September 1st 1996 by Writer's Digest Books
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A good general book about life and society in the period (which, in this case, covers from Henry VII through Charles I). It's interesting to see the difference between books like this that are written for historians vs. reenactors vs. writers (which this book is directed towards), specifically, what is glossed over and what is dealt with in more depth. Parts of this book are VERY general, but it's got excllent sections on period disease/medicine and crime/justice (both of which are probably dire ...more
This is a useful tool for anyone writing fiction set in Renaissance England, as it covers the small details of daily life that more scholarly works sometimes miss. It's a great manual and reference point for further study, however it is fairly general and should not be seen as a substitute for your own research.
An amazing book - very detailed, perfect for a writer interested in getting the details of the Renaissance period just right. The only thing that would have made it better is if I didn't have to return it to the library!
great for my Tudor book research.
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