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How to Be a Tudor

Nonfiction: Biography / History
Unabridged   11 hour(s)
Publication date: 02/15/2016

How to Be a Tudor

A Dawn-to-Dusk Guide to Tudor Life

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Audio CD ISBN:9781681681467


From an historian who advised on the BBCs Wolf Hall, an erudite romp through the intimate details of life in Tudor England.

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On the heels of her triumphant How to Be a Victorian, Ruth Goodman travels even further back in English history to the era closest to her heart, the dramatic period from the crowning of Henry VII to the death of Elizabeth I. Drawing on her own adventures living in re-created Tudor conditions, Goodman serves as our intrepid guide to sixteenth-century living. Proceeding from daybreak to bedtime, this charming, illustrative work celebrates the ordinary lives of those who labored through the era. From sounding the hue and cry to alert a village to danger to malting grain for homemade ale, from the gruesome sport of bear-baiting to cuckolding and cross-dressing—the madcap habits and revealing intimacies of life in the time of Shakespeare are vividly rendered for the insatiably curious.


"Narrator Wilds’ polished British accent is the crowning delight of relating exceptional period detail. With cultured, dulcet tones, Wilds charms her listeners into a lively understanding of the different kind of Tudor hair pins used. . . . Wilds’ performance raises the standard for nonfiction historical narration to new heights. Highly recommended for lovers of Tudor fiction as well as British history." —Booklist Starred Audio Review

"Listeners benefit from [Heather Wilds's] pleasant, even voice and the knowledge that in the 1500s archery practice after church on Sunday was considered a man's patriotic duty." —AudioFile

"Both [Heather Wilds'] narration and the book are highly recommended." —Sound Commentary

"If the past is a foreign country, we're lucky to have such a knowledgeable cicerone as Ruth Goodman."—Wall Street Journal

Author Bio

Ruth Goodman is the author of How to Be a Victorian. An historian of British social and domestic life, she has presented a number of BBC television series, including Tudor Monastery Farm. She lives in England.