Everyday Life in Elizabethan London
By (author) Liza Picard
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Elizabeth's London by Liza Picard
Book DescriptionThis picture of the London of Queen Elizabeth (1558-1603) is the result of Liza Picard's curiosity about the practical details of daily life that almost every history book ignores. As seen in her two previous, highly acclaimed books-Restoration London and Dr. Johnson's London-she has immersed herself in contemporary sources of every kind. She begins with the River Thames, the lifeblood of Elizabethan London. The city, on the north bank of the river, was still largely confined within old Roman walls. Upriver at Westminster were the royal palaces, and between them and the crowded city the mansions of the great and the good commanded the river frontage. She shows us the interior decor of the rich and the not-so-rich, and what they were likely to be growing in their gardens. Then the Londoners of the time take the stage, in all their amazing finery. Plague, small-pox, and other diseases afflicted them. But food and drink, sex and marriage and family life provided comfort, a good education was always useful, and cares could be forgotten in a playhouse or the bear-baiting rings, or watching a good cockfight. Liza Picard's wonderfully skillful and vivid evocation of the London of four hundred years ago enables us to share the delights, as well as the horrors, of the everyday lives of sixteenth century Britain."
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780312325664
(231mm x 155mm x 28mm)
Imprint: St Martin's Press
Publisher: St Martin's Press
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Liza Picard
Elizabeth's London, Paperback (May 2004)
The everyday realities and practical details of daily life in Elizabethan London, which most history books ignore - a Sunday Times bestseller.
Restoration London, Paperback (May 2003)
From poverty to pets, medicine to magic, slang to sex and from wallpaper to women's rights - a glorious portrait of life in London from 1660-1670, by the bestselling author of ELIZABETH'S LONDON.
Dr. Johnson's London, Paperback (May 2003)» View all books by Liza Picard
The everyday realities of life in the city of Hogarth, Fielding and Dr Johnson, based on contemporary evidence, by the author of the bestselling ELIZABETH'S LONDON.
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Author Biography - Liza Picard
LIZA PICARD was born in Essex in 1927.She is the author of "Restoration London "and "Dr.Johnson's London."
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