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Daily Life in Elizabethan England

3.98  ·  Rating details ·  60 ratings  ·  8 reviews
Students, teachers, and interested readers will find in this resource a vivid and intimate account of life in the Elizabethan age. The first book on Elizabethan England to rise out of the living history movement, it combines a unique hands-on approach with the best of current research. Organized for easy reference, it is enlivened with how-to sections--recipes, clothing pa ...more
Hardcover, 248 pages
Published August 22nd 1995 by Greenwood (first published January 1st 1995)
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Karen Brooks
Sep 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This is the second book I have read in this series and it certainly won’t be the last. Part of the “living history” movement, this volume seeks to really immerse the lay reader in and provide them with the basic tools for reimagining what it would have been like to live in Elizabethan times. As Singman writes in the introduction, “If history only touches the historians, it is truly a lifeless form of knowledge.” Hear. Hear.
Daily Life in Elizabethan England seeks to correct the notion that histor
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Leah Cossette
Sep 11, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: history
Excellent look at life in England during Elizabeth's reign. Not as detailed as How to be a Tudor, but some people might prefer that. And I still learned a lot from it. Written in a simple, readable style. Recommend.

Stars: 7.5 out of 10
Age: Anybody. This is very readable.
Would I read more? Yep. This is a series, and I will definitely look into the others in the series.
Lillian
Oct 04, 2018 rated it it was ok
This book was interesting to a point, but the depth of detail made it drag to read for casual information.
Jacqui
Feb 24, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Excellent overview of England during the reign of Elizabeth the First. Very well researched and interesting, if a little pricey. Definitely would recommend to anyone interested in this period of history.
Stacey
Sep 01, 2014 rated it it was ok
so turns out I was already an expert in Elizabethan society, because this book taught me nothing new. I did like the tone, which was light and not textbooky. The recipes and game rules were a nice addition, but overall just kind of boring.
Alina Borger
Apr 10, 2012 rated it really liked it
This is a previous edition of the Forgeng book, but it has poor organization, typeface and indexing.
Dinah
Aug 16, 2012 added it
Shelves: 16th-century, history
A very concise way to get a broad overview of the period, but intended for a general audience and not precisely cited.
Jennifer
Aug 25, 2014 rated it really liked it
This wasn't the most thrilling book to read, but the information is very comprehensive and written in a very basic, easy-to-understand language (as in, school - aged children could learn from it).
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