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How To Be a Tudor: A Dawn-to-Dusk Guide to Tudor Life
How To Be a Tudor: A Dawn-to-Dusk Guide to Tudor Life | Ruth Goodman
From an historian who advised on the BBCs Wolf Hall, an erudite romp through the intimate details of life in Tudor England. On the heels of her triumphant How to Be a Victorian, Ruth Goodman travels even further back in English history to the era closest to her heart, the dramatic period from the crowning of Henry VII to the death of Elizabeth I. Drawing on her own adventures living in re-created Tudor conditions, Goodman serves as our intrepid guide to sixteenth-century living. Proceeding from daybreak to bedtime, this charming, illustrative work celebrates the ordinary lives of those who labored through the era. From sounding the hue and cry to alert a village to danger to malting grain for homemade ale, from the gruesome sport of bear-baiting to cuckolding and cross-dressingthe madcap habits and revealing intimacies of life in the time of Shakespeare are vividly rendered for the insatiably curious.
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trueisa4letterword
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I love this author! 🤣

#nonfiction #history #englishhistory

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kez_dispencer
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I‘m about 100 pages in and I can‘t put it down 🙈 the author paints a pretty vivid and detailed picture of the daily life of people in the Tudor era. If you‘re a history nerd like I am you might really enjoy this👌

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ShariEstaLeando
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I certainly learned a lot. This was easy to pick up and put down. It wasn‘t especially a compelling read, but it was interesting. I could have done without the author‘s descriptions of her own first hand experiences with some aspects of the book. It was enough for me to know how some things were done rather than reliving her firsthand experiences as well. I also would have appreciated translations of some of the period writing.

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Angeles
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So far this is a fountain of info. I love the wolf hall series by Hillary Mantel and was curious about the real life on that period: Fascinating and really weird, apparently! The writing is not great but the subject is so interesting I am flying through it.👍

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callielafleur
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Surprisingly, the typical Sunday morning for a Tudor did not include yoga, brunch, and mimosas. Who knew?

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Emily92Bibliophile
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Reading the section " To wash or not to wash" in this lovely book while getting a pedi and leg massage. Obviously for the present time period and my personal taste the debate is a moot one. ????✔️

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mdemanatee
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Listening to this like: this will prob be a great dramaturgy source for working on Shakespeare and his contemporaries.

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scripturient
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The hubby is obviously enjoying his book. It's not even light outside and he's already been reading for an hour. 😍 And he's wearing the Game of Thrones shirt I gave him for Christmas.

CoffeeAndABook That looks so cozy, the perfect Boxing Day morning 🎄🔥📚☕️ Being a Litten I have to ask the question - what's he reading??? 3y
scripturient @CoffeeAndABook He's actually reading the Tudor book from the link above. He got it for Xmas and says it's quite entertaining. :) We already learned that 'sleep tight' is a reference to the first elevated beds which were constructed from ropes that always had to be tightened. So interesting. :) 3y
kristina_with_a_k Is it the Tyrion Lannister "That's what I do" shirt?! 3y
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scripturient @kristina_with_a_k Yes, it is! Well spotted! 👍🏻😃 3y
kspenmoll Sounds like a fun read! 3y
Gissy All family love to read! 👏👏👏👍 3y
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LeahBergen
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#BookMail! And I'm pretty excited about this little gem.

shawnmooney I've heard really good things about it too! 3y
Bookworm54 Awesome! 3y
Libby1 Ruth Goodman is excellent. I live in the UK and she presents documentaries on TV here. 3y
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Hobbinol I will enjoy this when I get it in my greedy little hands! 3y
drokka Is she the Ruth who does the historic living shows with the experimental archaeologists like: Wartime Farm, a Victorian one, that French castle, et al? 3y
rubyslippersreads Much more comfortable to read about it than live through it. 😏 3y
LeahBergen @shawnmooney Oh, good! 👏🏻 3y
LeahBergen @Libby1 I'm going to have to search for some of them now! 😀 3y
LeahBergen @Hobbinol I've only flipped through it a bit so far but it's chock FULL of good, gruesome little bits! 😂 3y
LeahBergen @drokka Yes, it is! It lists books with those titles in the front. 3y
LeahBergen @rubyslippersreads I'd say! I've had a peek into it and those times good be a little stinky and grueling 😂 3y
Bookish_B Ooh, I love these kinds of books. I'll have to check it out! 3y
Bookish_B I just realized she wrote How to Be A Victorian which I read last year 😁 3y
LeahBergen @Bookish_B And now I have to check THAT one out! 😂 #DamnItLitsy 3y
rubyslippersreads @LeahBergen Plus there's always the chance of losing your head. 😮 3y
drokka TVO in Ontario (Canada) airs the episodes all the time. If you have access to that channel they're interesting to watch. 3y
LeahBergen @rubyslippersreads Divorced, beheaded, died ... 😂 3y
LeahBergen @drokka I live in Canada. I'll check my channels first before I search other avenues. Thanks! 3y
EvieBee I have a copy but your cover is so much prettier! 3y
LeahBergen @EvieBee84 One of the things that I like about Litsy is seeing how different countries market books. Fascinating! 3y
Oblomov26 Okay dislike the Tudor's but that sounds fascinating 3y
MrBook Eager to dig into this one 😊. 3y
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Thedrunkstrawberry
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I caught the end of this on the radio on the way home from work Friday and IMMEDIATELY had to buy it. I love all things Tudor and she was entertaining to listen to. About to slip into a Sunday bath (with a glass of rose) and start it.

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Tudor-era weren't as smelly as we think and some of them made their own cheese, ale, and beer in their homes. Not as good as How to Be A Victorian but I did learn some new tidbits. Also, the author actually learns how to do some Tudor era things such as ale brewing and wears the clothes.

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mboots
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I have a new coffee mug for reading

brendanmleonard Beautiful- love the use of dots! 3y
mboots Someone made this for me! I'm going to have to try it out myself. 3y
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emtobiasz
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Just over halfway done with this #audiobook . Halfway done with unpacking? Hard to say... 📦📦📦📦

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Lola
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"More and more children were schooled to stand in what is called fourth position in ballet."
After many years of ballet, this is how I most often stand. I would fit right in with the Tudors.

LauraBeth I can always spot someone who took years of ballet when I catch them standing like this 😀 3y
bookishkris I'm a first or fifth position girl myself. 3y
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mboots
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Going to read this one for #24in48.

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Foxolio
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Ruth is so awesome! I think she was actually from history; all of it. She looks just at home in Victorian as in Tudor times.

MrBook Can't wait to read this one! 3y
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CassRMorris
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Always fascinated by the economic freedoms afforded to widows.

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CassRMorris
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This book just made me realize that the word "presumptuous" is related to "sumptuary laws". To be presumptuous is to dress above your station.

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CassRMorris
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I am such a child. ::snicker::

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Joriebooks
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Pickpick

I loved being able to get a look into day to day life. My one complaint is that it didn't talk about childbirth and children like she did in "How to be a Victorian."

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Rhondareads
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Fun read ,glad for Modern Times exhausted just reading about guide to Tudor lives.

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Amanda
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Extremely pool book.

LeahBergen I've been looking forward to this one. 3y
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Joriebooks
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So excited to start this book. I loved her previous book "How to be a Victorian."

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Shay
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Pickpick

Buckle up history nerds. Ruth Goodman combines primary sources with modern experiments in Tudor living, and is here to tell you all about what it was really like to live in Tudor England, for the lower classes as well as the court. Full review: http://goo.gl:7WrH30

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Shay
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Fascinating how things are both entirely the same and yet totally different.

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KarenaFagan
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Pickpick

Super interesting. Get it.

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KarenaFagan
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I'm getting ready in case someone creates a time travel machine. #booksandleggings