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Elizabethan Society
Author: Derek Wilson

ISBN: 9781472102331
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 1 August 2014
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 13.0 x 1.8
Description:
A compelling exploration of the lives of individual men and women from all levels of sixteenth-century life that gives a vivid feel for the reality of Elizabethan society.

The reign of Queen Elizabeth I (1558-1603) marked a golden age in English history. There was a musical and literary renaissance, most famously and enduringly in the form of the plays of Shakespeare (2014 marks the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare's birth), and it was a period of international expansion and naval triumph over the Spanish. It was also a period of internal peace following the violent upheaval of the Protestant reformation.

This is emphatically not yet another book about what everyday life was like during the Elizabethan Age. There are already plenty of studies about what the Elizabethans wore, what they ate, what houses they lived in, and so on. This is a book about Elizabethan society - people, rather than things. How did the subjects of Queen Elizabeth I cope with the world in which they had been placed? What did they believe? What did they think? What did they feel? How did they react towards one another? What, indeed, did they understan...

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