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Life in Elizabethan London
Stewart, Gail B. (Gail Barbara), 1949-
Publication Information:
San Diego, Calif. : Lucent Books, [2003]

Physical Description:
112 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm.
Looks at the daily life of those living in London, England, during the reign of Elizabeth I, including a glimpse of what a first-time visitor might have noticed.
Introduction: Elizabeth's London -- An infinite order -- Marriage and family -- A London home -- Elizabethan fashion -- At the table -- "Lord, have mercy upon London" -- Crime in Elizabethan London -- Pleasure and sport.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR UG 8.8 5.0 66698.
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DA680 .S848 2003 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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During the reign of Elizabeth I, London could be the scene of Shakespeare's plays, high fashion, and public concerts--or a violent city where bear-baiting attrated unruly crowds, travelers were robbed and beaten, and outbreaks of the plague decimated the population.

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School Library Journal Review

Gr 6-10-Elizabeth I and the culture of her time come alive in these well-written titles. The first book focuses on the Virgin Queen's life at court during her reign; London is a cultural and social history; and Sources contains excerpts from original documents concerning daily life, entertainment, politics, and Elizabeth I. The first two books are combinations of solid research and fascinating history. Because of the nature of Elizabethan language, Sources will be more of a challenge, but the excerpts have been condensed and arranged in such a way that they will not intimidate students. They include contemporary accounts of fashions, a country wedding, the coronation of the queen and her travels, or progresses, and selections from her addresses. These titles touch on topics students will want to know about, including romance, dastardly deals, clothing, eating, and hygiene (or lack thereof), and give facts that will amuse them, such as the particularly descriptive Elizabethan naming of colors (e.g., puke brown and goose-turd green). Average-quality, black-and-white reproductions, photographs, and a simple map appear in each volume. Fine examples of history books that are both substantial and entertaining.-Cheri Estes Dobbs, Detroit Country Day Middle School, Beverly Hills, MI (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.