- Audible Audio Edition
- Listening Length: 10 hours and 22 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: HighBridge, a Division of Recorded Books
- Audible.com Release Date: February 15, 2016
- Whispersync for Voice: Ready
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01B6O4V8U
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How to Be a Tudor: A Dawn-to-Dusk Guide to Tudor Life Audiobook – Unabridged
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I have been acting at renaissance faires(focusing on historical accuracy and hence doing a lot of personal research into typical women's lives and specifically on the methods and style of teaching children) for about 20 years. I know a lot of what is being discussed in the book. I still am incredibly impressed with the dedication and attention to detail the author evinces. I will recommend this book to everyone I work with in several Renaissance Faires, no matter how experienced they are. A wonderful addition to the search for knowledge of how people really lived! I wish I could give it six stars!
As for the content, this is Ruth Goodman's typical work: very well researched, extremely informative, and interesting to read. She never guesses: if she isn't sure, she actually tries the activity or item in question, which is something other authors don't do.
The book illustrates how people's views on sex, religion, childbirth, education, marriage and other things varied and they often had tondo wit their social background as well as who was king at the time. Issues such as work, immigration, cleanliness are also addressed, including dispelling common held beliefs about these people.
This is a must have for every history enthusiast and aspiring historian. Richly descriptive, beautifully written and highly entertaining. It really feels like you've hopped into the DeLorean and gone back in time!