How to Be A Tudor

How to Be A Tudor

A Dawn-to-dusk Guide to Everyday Life

Book - 2015
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We know about the historical dramas of Tudor times - the court of Henry VIII and the break from Rome. But what was life really like for a commoner like you or me? Ruth Goodman has spent months at a time sleeping, eating and (sometimes not) washing like a Tudor. Learn how to say your prayers, plough the fields, starch a neck ruff and write courtly letters in true Tudor fashion. Without banks, discover that credit is dependent on your appearance and fashion is the realm of men. Because sheep are physically smaller and wool is more expensive, learn to mend your clothes - your most-prized possessions. Ruth has lived like a Tudor so you don't have to!
Publisher: [London] :, Viking,, 2015.
ISBN: 9780241215494
Characteristics: xv, 320 pages : illustrations (chiefly colour)


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Jan 20, 2018

Goodman is an engaging and informative presenter in every historical re-creation show that I've seen her in. As an author she maintains these characteristics. It's interesting to see what day-to-day life was like during the period, which is not something most histories deal with. I do agree that more diagrams would be useful, though.

Apr 13, 2017

She has loads of practical experience with trying to do what Tudor texts and pictures show, and presents it with humor and clarity. In a few places, some diagrams would have helped, like exactly how to do a braid, and I don't know who every explanation of "sleep tight" I've ever seen looks the same.

KHCPL_Wagner Dec 27, 2016

Ever wonder what everyday life during the Tudor dynasty was really like? This book will guide you through a day in Tudor England.

Jun 26, 2016

Interesting exploration of one of my favorite historical periods.


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Aug 18, 2016

Scholarly, yet great fun to read. This well-written book covers day-to-day life of a wide cross-section of the population during the Tudor period in England. Full of fun trivia and interesting projects to try.

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