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5.0 out of 5 stars Upstairs downstairs Tudor style, 29 Oct 2009
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This review is from: Masters and Servants in Tudor England (Hardcover)
A fascinating look at the lives of servants in Tudor England, what they did, how they lived, what relations with their employers were like, etc. It covers servants in all different kinds of households, from the mightiest to the humblest (almost everyone employed servants in Tudor england). Like all Alison Sim's books, this one is full of interesting information about the period. Anyone interested in the Tudor era should find this book extremely interesting.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Essential Reading for Tudor Period Buffs, 10 Sep 2011
This review is from: Masters and Servants in Tudor England (Hardcover)
Wonderful book by Alison Sims written in a delightfully lively fashion. The chapters are kept relatively short and yet they are full of all sorts of fascinating information and in-depth details. Many surprising facts in this book; it is well written, scholarly, approachable, and contains a good bibliography. Quite successful at capturing the gist of what life was like for masters and their servants in the Tudor period.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant book that made me buy two more., 28 Jan 2010
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I am researching the period for a novel, but have enjoyed this as a straight read. Alison Sim has an excellent style giving detail and snippets of Tutor life without bogging down in wordiness. I discovered John Blank a black trumpeter to Henrys VII and VIII. Not a slave, but a paid musician. I learnt about the Goldsmiths guild fining guild members for their wives quarrelling in public. As I read the work it reminds me of the famous quote: "The past in another country."
I have searched out and bought two more of her books immediately.
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