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Description - Elizabethan Underworld by Gamini Salgado

The complex network of beggars and thieves, vagabonds and rogues that inhabited the colourful underworld society of London's taverns, brothels and gambling dens is what the author investigates. The book contains sixty contemporary illustrations from manuscripts and pamphlets, bringing to life this sector of Elizabethan society.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780750943147
ISBN-10: 0750943149
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 135mm x 10mm)
Pages: 224
Imprint: The History Press Ltd
Publisher: The History Press Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Jan-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Gamini Salgado

Gamini Salgado was born in Ceylon (now Sri Lanka), and came to England to attend the University of Nottingham. He became an expert on D.H.Lawrence's poetry and on Elizabethan and Jacobean literature. He was appointed to the Chair of English at Exeter University in 1977. He died in 1985.

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