The Time Traveller's Guide to Elizabethan England

The Time Traveller's Guide to Elizabethan England

Ian Mortimer


From the writer of 1 of the biggest-selling heritage books of modern years, the follow-up to The Time Traveller's advisor to Medieval England. The earlier is a international state -- this is often your guide.
 
We contemplate Queen Elizabeth I as 'Gloriana': the main strong English lady in heritage. we predict of her reign (1558-1603) as a golden age of maritime heroes, like Sir Walter Raleigh, Sir Richard Grenville and Sir Francis Drake, and of significant writers, corresponding to Edmund Spenser, Christopher Marlowe and William Shakespeare. yet what used to be it really wish to reside in Elizabethan England? should you may possibly shuttle to the prior and stroll the streets of London within the 1590s, the place could you remain? What could you devour? What may you put on? might you actually have a feeling of it being a wonderful age? And if that is so, how may that glory sit down along the vagrants, illnesses, violence, sexism and famine of the time?
 
In this booklet Ian Mortimer solutions the major questions potential tourist to past due sixteenth-century England might ask. making use of the groundbreaking strategy he pioneered in his bestselling Time Traveller's advisor to Medieval England, the Elizabethan global unfolds round the reader.
 
He exhibits a society making nice discoveries and successful army victories and but even as being afflicted by means of its new-found information. it's a state within which lifestyles expectancy at start is within the early thirties, humans nonetheless starve to dying and Catholics are persecuted for his or her religion. but it produces a number of the best writing within the English language and a few of the main significant structure, and sees Elizabeth's matters settle in the United States and circumnavigate the globe. Welcome to a rustic that's, in all its contradictions, the very crucible of the fashionable global.

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