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The Tudor Housewife Hardcover – 1996

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 171 pages
  • Publisher: Sutton Publishing Ltd; First Edition edition (1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0750911433
  • ISBN-13: 978-0750911436
  • Package Dimensions: 24.6 x 17.3 x 2.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
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About the Author

Alison Sim is a freelance historian with a specialism in Tudor housewifery skills. She has worked as a tour guide for many Tudor properties. She has also written Food & Feast in Tudor England and Pleasures and Pastimes in Tudor England for The History Press. She has also been featured on a number of Channel 4 history programmes, including Time Team. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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This is a very good overview of the life of women in Tudor times. For me the author gets the tone just right - neither too academic, nor too simplistic, she brings her subject to life. There are plenty of quotes and references to particular women, which you could fairly easily follow up if you wanted more detailed information. The writing style is straightforward and involving, although I suspect that the transfer to ebook format has - as is all too common - messed about with some of the layout. I also gather from other reviews that the ebook does not have the illustrations of the paper versions, and this is very disappointing. Overall though, a great introduction to the subject.
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Interesting text, with plenty of fascinating detail about the lives of women in the 15th and 16th centuries, but it's a real shame that the publisher did not include any of the images from the print edition. It's frustrating to read text that says, for instance, 'see plate xx' or 'see reproduction of original, without actually being able to see the images referred to. I realise that Kindle isn't exactly set up for images, but nevertheless some publishers make a reasonable fist of including them in their Kindle editions - and when viewed on an iPad rather than the Amazon Kindle, images are reproduced perfectly well. So why leave them out?

Publishers should start to pay more attention to the details when publishing Kindle editions. And Amazon should be applying pressure to get them to do so.
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Readable and fascinating look at the various aspects of the life of women in the Tudor period. From child-bearing to education, running businesses to being a good, religious women... this book takes you through what we know of how women lived during this time. When I picked it up I feared it would be yet another dry, academic tome, but it was surprisingly readable. Worth a look if this is a topic of interest to you.
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I read one of Alison Sim's Tudor books and enjoyed it so much bought the other two I could find.
This is an accessible and yet detailed book that gives a view into the society that doesn't fill the famous histories, that of women. Well worth a read if you have a general interest in history. A definite read if you are interested in Tudor times.
Women may have had limited life options compared today, but not as restrictive as it would seem. Running households, like anytime in history, is like running a business and in some cases women were running major businesses and making significant decisions financial and political. I will be rereading it soon.
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This is a good reference book for research into tudor times.
It is not novel by any stretch of the imagination.

It is a good list of facts of tudor lives and times but it is not something to relax with over a cup of tea and cake.
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I love the Tudor era and I did enjoy this book.
It was very informative and written in an easy to read style.
Very good.
Get the cocoa on, get the fire lit and spend Sunday with your feet up and this book
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this book gives so much to both the social and the studing reader. Set out clearly, we are taken through the lives of Tudor women, from the childbearing to the business women. this book shows clearly the restrainghts placed on women in the early modern period while highlighting their important role in society. I would recomend this book to anyone studing this period.
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I'm sorry to have to give a negative review to what should be an excellent and informative book. However, the constant references to illustrations which simply aren't there is very frustrating. I have the paperback edition, not the Kindle, so there is no excuse for this omission. Even the quote on the back cover refers to it's being 'finely illustrated'. Disappointing.
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