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The Tudor Housewife

Author : Alison Sim
ISBN : 0773522336
Genre : House & Home
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Offering a welcome contrast to the usual collection of strange recipes and bizarre medical distillations often found in books on sixteenth-century women, Alison Sim provides a fascinating overview of the life of Tudor women.

Pleasures And Pastimes In Tudor England

Author : Alison Sim
ISBN : 9780752475783
Genre : History
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How did the Tudors enjoy themselves? For the men and women of Tudor England there was, just as there is today, more to life than work. 400 years before the invention of television and radio, they did not lead boring or mundane lives. Indeed, in many ways the richness of Tudor entertainment shames us. While continuing the medieval tradition of tournament and pageantry, the Tudors also increasingly read and attended the theater. Dancing and music were also popular, and were considered just as important as hunting and fighting for an ambitious Tudor’s social skills. Church festivals provided the perfect excuse for revelry, and christenings and weddings were, as they are today, great social occasions. Here, Alison Sim explores the full range of entertainments enjoyed at that time covering everything from card games and bear baiting to interior design.

Food Feast In Tudor England

Author : Alison Sim
ISBN : 9780752495422
Genre : History
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Popular representations of the Tudors at table have caricatured them as loud, gross, and lacking any manners. This is actually far from the case, as food and dining were used as social display by the upwardly mobile. For those with money, meals became extravagantly sophisticated, with a staggering number of courses and breathtaking table displays. Even those lower down the social scale enjoyed some of the benefits of increasing prosperity and the new markets which England's merchants exploited, bringing new foodstuffs into the country and new ideas about eating. Alison Sim also explores Tudor ideas about healthy eating, as they were aware of the effects of various foods on the body and the health-giving properties of certain ingredients. Etiquette, too, was treated with great seriousness in this period, as those who wished to impress a potential patron or benefactor were keen to show off their good manners. What emerges from this evidence is a more balanced and certainly more attractive picture of the Tudors at table.

In Bed With The Tudors

Author : Amy Licence
ISBN : 9781445614816
Genre : History
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What went on behind closed doors in the Tudor Court? Comprehensive coverage of all the major Tudors: Henry VII, Elizabeth of York, Prince Arthur, Henry VIII, Catherine of Aragon, Anne Boleyn, Jane Seymour, Anne of Cleves, Catherine Howard, Catherine Parr, Henry VIII's various mistresses, Edward VI, Mary Tudor and Elizabeth I.

Consumption And Gender In The Early Seventeenth Century Household

Author : Jane Whittle
ISBN : 9780199233533
Genre : Business & Economics
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In this vivid reconstruction of life in a seventeenth-century gentry household, the authors delve into the details of everyday life: how did a large, wealthy household in the English countryside acquire the goods and services it needed and wanted? Was household consumption an exclusively female sphere, or did men play an important role, too?

Discovering Tudor London

Author : Natalie Grueninger
ISBN : 9780750985024
Genre : Travel
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This engaging and practical travel guide takes you on a journey through the best of Tudor London, to sites built and associated with this fascinating dynasty, and to the museums and galleries that house tantalizing treasures from this rich period of history. Explore evocative historical sites, including the magnificent great hall of Eltham Palace, the most substantial surviving remnant of the medieval palace where Henry VIII spent time as a child, and the lesser-known delights of St. Helen's Church, dubbed the "Westminster Abbey of the City" for its impressive collection of Tudor monuments. Photographs, maps, and visitor information, together with an informative narrative, bring the most intriguing personalities and stories of the 30-plus sites across Greater London vividly to life. This a must-have companion for both those planning their own "Tudor pilgrimage" and for the armchair traveler alike.

Tudor England

Author : Moira Hook
ISBN : 185444140X
Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
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"During this period the nation was drawn inexorably into the wider world: the ideals of the European Renaissance permeated many aspects of cultural life; the impact of the Reformation changed forever not only the established religion but also the map of the entire English countryside, and it brought in its wake new political and dynastic alignments, both internally and with respect to the continental mainland; a period of intensive maritime development brought the nation to the point where it could launch itself sucessfully on the world stage. This key chapter in the story of England is charted with special reference to the Musuem's outstanding collection of decorative arts and antiquities - the material expressions of these historical developments. The text is supplemented with fifty-seven illustrations (fifty-four of them in colour) in a format that is as accessible as it is informative."--BOOK JACKET.

The Tudor Rose

Author : Margaret Campbell Barnes
ISBN : 1402249195
Genre : Fiction
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The richly drawn tale of Elizabeth of York, full of intrigue, lies, and plots to steal the throne As a young woman, Elizabeth of York has the most valuable possession in all of England-a legitimate claim to the crown. Her quest to do what is right for her country and her family throw her into a tumultuous drama of political intrigue, rebellion, and murder. Two princes battle to win Britain's most rightful heiress for a bride and her kingdom for his own. On one side is her uncle Richard, the last Plantagenet King, whom she fears is the murderer of her two brothers, the would-be kings. On the other side is Henry Tudor, the exiled knight. Can he save her from a horrifying marriage to a cut-throat soldier? Thrust into the intrigue and drama of the War of the Roses, Elizabeth has a country within her grasp-if she can find the strength to unite a kingdom torn apart by a thirst for power. A refreshing historical fiction about infamous Tudor England, fans of Philippa Gregory, Anya Seton and Sharon Kay Penman will delight in this richly drawn tale of the woman who launched one of the most dramatic dynasties England has ever seen. Other books about the Tudors by Margaret Campbell Barnes: Brief Gaudy Hour a refreshing novel of Anne Boleyn, cast in a new light My Lady of Cleves a fresh story of Anne of Cleves, the bride who survived Henry VIII King's Fool an insider account of the Tudor Court, told by Henry VIII's one true friend What readers are saying about Tudor Rose: "it comes to life with all the color and vibrancy that are the hallmarks of excellent historical fiction." "full of intrigue, lies and many a plot to take over the throne" "full of backstabbing, betrayal, intrigue, murder, dangerous obsessions, plotting, war, rebellion and child murder. Seriously, why wouldn't you want to read it!" "This time in history is seen through her eyes, with a mother's heart and a sister's prayer." "an engaging story" "a fascinating fifteenth century tale of political intrigues, power, and love that will stay with the reader long after the last page is turned." "a FASCINATING read." What reviewers are saying about Tudor Rose:"I couldn't stop reading... a classic. " - Musings of a Bibliophile "This story delivers the fantastic mixed with a dose of realism... rich with detail and history." - The Long and Short of It "Elizabeth is an interesting woman and her story is definitely a unique one!" - Passages to the Past "The Tudor Rose is a wonderful historical read and well worth curling up with for immersion into another world. " - Medieval Bookworm "If you love Historical Fiction or the Tudors, you cannot go wrong by picking up this book." - The Literate Housewife What everyone is saying about Margaret Campbell Barnes: "Margaret Campbell Barnes has added brilliant hues to a picture which never lacked in color." - Vancouver (BC) Daily Province "Immensely entertaining and absorbing." - Chicago Tribune "Turns A BRILLIANT LIGHT on one of the lustiest and one of the most dramatic periods of English history." - Philadelphia Inquirer

Shamans Housewives And Other Restless Spirits

Author : Laurel Kendall
ISBN : 0824811429
Genre : Religion
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This exceptionally well-written book is good reading, not only for specialists but also for beginning students interested in women, Korean culture, and shamanism. Journal of Asian Studies Kendall maintains a closeness with and respect for her subject that keeps away the chill of academic distance and yet avoids sentimentality. Korean Quarterly, Spring 2001

American Housewife

Author : Helen Ellis
ISBN : 9780385541046
Genre : Fiction
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A sharp, funny, delightfully unhinged collection of stories set in the dark world of domesticity, American Housewife features murderous ladies who lunch, celebrity treasure hunters, and the best bra fitter south of the Mason Dixon line. Meet the women of American Housewife: they wear lipstick, pearls, and sunscreen, even when it's cloudy. They casserole. They pinwheel. They pump the salad spinner like it's a CPR dummy. And then they kill a party crasher, carefully stepping around the body to pull cookies out of the oven. These twelve irresistible stories take us from a haunted prewar Manhattan apartment building to the set of a rigged reality television show, from the unique initiation ritual of a book club to the getaway car of a pageant princess on the lam, from the gallery opening of a tinfoil artist to the fitting room of a legendary lingerie shop. Vicious, fresh, and nutty as a poisoned Goo Goo Cluster, American Housewife is an uproarious, pointed commentary on womanhood.

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