The Writer's Guide to Everyday Life in Renaissance England

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Writer's Digest Books, 1996 - History - 280 pages
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If your writing takes you into the England of the Renaissance, you've surely researched the period's sweeping cultural changes. But the Renaissance is a large tapestry, and it is the often-elusive day-to-day details you weave into your work that bring characters, settings and actions to life. You'll find your details here. In a book that's like a telescope through time, Kathy Lynn Emerson takes you to 1485-1649 England, to show you how people lived. You'll discover fashions of the day, including codpieces for men, bodices for women - many items with some assembly required; what people ate, table customs, and the ubiquity of alehouses in the land; family life, the elaborate customs of courtship and marriage, the problems of infidelity; what the Royal Court was like; the litigious society that was Renaissance England - and the punishments meted out; the work, food and discomfort of seafarers engaged in commerce or piracy; causes for celebration - the major religious and secular festivals; life in the cities and the rural areas, and much more.

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User Review  - Tara - Goodreads

This is a useful tool for anyone writing fiction set in Renaissance England, as it covers the small details of daily life that more scholarly works sometimes miss. It's a great manual and reference ... Read full review

Review: The Writer's Guide to Everyday Life in Renaissance England: From 1485-1649 (Writer's Guide to Everyday Life Series)

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great for my Tudor book research. Read full review

Contents

seven U IIIGllliIIIM I
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eight Monarcrs Nobles
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sixteen LANGUAGE
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Kathy Lynn Emerson is the author of more than 40 books, including the Diana Spaulding Mystery series, the Face Down Mystery series, the Liss MacCrimmon Mystery series, and "How to Write Killer Historical Mysteries," She lives in Wilton, Maine.

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