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A mental walk back in time,
This review is from: Elizabeth's London: Everyday Life in Elizabethan London (Hardcover)
In three hundred and seventy-five pages, with four slim sections of drawings, plates, maps and paintings, Picard has written a fascinating account of London four centuries ago. London is an exciting city at any time but, in Elizabeth I's time it must have been especially so.
It is possible to read it from cover-to-cover or to use the very efficient organisation to selected particular aspects; there are two main sections, each sub-divided carefully into a wide variety of subjects.
PART ONE - The Place - e.g. Great occasions, the river's moods, the swans, London Bridge, Transport
PART TWO - The People - e.g. the Plague, Women's dress, Washing, etc., Table amnners
An excellent bookshelf companion to Peter Ackroyd's London books and an ideal guide into the world of Shakespeare.