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The Writer's Guide to Everyday Life in Renaissance England (Writer's Guides to Everyday Life) Hardcover – September, 1996
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Top Customer Reviews
I've read a lot of books about the Tudors, and I was still surprised with details I didn't know. For example, in the 16th and 17th centuries, the English used the name "Narrow Seas" for the English Channel. And can you guess what we now call the German Ocean?
I do still have one question, though. The chapter on money explains that a penny or pence (plural of penny) are noted as a "d", such as
means 13 shillings and 4 pence,
but not why a "d" came to mean a penny.
The book is divided into three broad parts, each part divided into more specific chapters:
Part 1: Everyday Life
Clothes and Accessories, Food and Drink, Architecture, Furnishing a House, Marriage and Family, Physic and Physicians
Part 2: Government and War
Government, Monarchs, Nobles and Commoners, Crime and Punishment, Coins, Money and How Much Things Cost, War and Peace, A Seafaring Nation
Part 3: Renaissance Society
Education: Secular and Religious, Employment, Entertainment, Language, Life in London and Other Cities, Rural Life, Travel and Travelers, Witches, Magic, Necromancy and Superstition
This is a nice reference book, and I like the professional way the author lists further reading if you require more detail.
P.S. The German Ocean is now called the North Sea.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This book wonderful. Full of interesting facts and fun to just pick up and thumb through to learn something new. Useful.Published 1 month ago by carly
Great resource! Full of tidbits of information most useful!Published 17 months ago by Wayne A Spinaci
The writer's guide to everyday life in Renaissance England is a very useful tool for the book I am researching and will soon begin writing.Published on January 17, 2011 by Melanie
This is the second time I've bought this book. It's a great keeper for writers of historical fiction. Highly recommended!Published on June 30, 2010 by Avid Reader
A great, useful, and engaging reference book about everyday life during the Renaissance. That is, rather than the big historical events and figures, more about what normal life was... Read morePublished on June 3, 2010 by Kelsey May Dangelo
I was very impressed with this product. After searching for a copy that wasn't a former library edition, as this was a gift for my husband, I finally found one, and it was as if... Read morePublished on March 2, 2009 by OkieBratGirl