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The Description of England: The Classic Contemporary Account of Tudor Social Life

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Originally written as part of an introduction to Holinshed's Chronicles, this history provides an unparalleled account of life in Shakespeare's England. Its detailed accounts address nearly every aspect of 16th-century life, including food and diet, laws, clothing, crime and punishment, castles, antiquities, animals, languages, inns and thoroughfares, and many other topics.

Synopsis:

Originally written as part of an introduction to Holinshed's Chronicles, this history provides an unparalleled account of life in Shakespeare's England. Detailed accounts cover food, laws, clothing, castles, animals, languages, and more.

Synopsis:

Massive study of food and diet, laws, clothing, punishments for criminals, castles and palaces, dogs, fish, cattle, languages, much more.

Synopsis:

Massive study of food and diet, laws, clothing, punishments for criminals, castles and palaces, dogs, fish, cattle, languages, much more.

Table of Contents

Preface 
Introduction 
Harrison's Dedicatory Letter to Lord Cobham 
Book II: The Description of England 

I. Of the Ancient and Present Estate of the Church of England 

II. Of the Number of Bishoprics and Their Several Circuits 
III. Of Universities 
IV. Of the Partition of England into Shires and Counties  
V. Of Degrees of People in the Commonwealth of England

VI. Of the Food and Diet of the English 

VII. Of Their Apparel and Attire

VIII. Of the High Court of Parliament and Authority of the Same

IX. Of the Laws of England since Her First Inhabitation

X. Of Provision Made for the Poor
XI. Of Sundry Kinds of Punishments Appointed for Malefactors 
XII. Of the Manner of Building and Furniture of Our Houses  
XIII. Of Cities and Towns in England  
XIV. Of Castles and Holds

XV. Of Palaces Belonging to the Prince

XVI. Of Armor and Munition

XVII. Of the Navy of England

XVIII. Of Fairs and Markets  246

XIX. Of Parks and Warrens

XX. Of Gardens and Orchards

XXI. Of Waters Generally

XXII. Of Woods and Marshes

XXIII. Of Baths and Hot Wells

XXIV. Of Antiquities Found

XXV. Of the Coins of England

Book III: The Description of England [continued1

I. Of Cattle Kept for Profit

II. Of Wild and Tame Fowls

III.  Of Fish Usually Taken upon Our Coasts 

IV.  Of Savage Beasts and Vermins

V.  Of Hawks and Ravenous Fowls

VI.  Of Venomous Beasts

VII. Of Our English Dogs and Their Qualities

VIII. Of Our Saffron and the Dressing Thereof

IX.  Of Quarries of Stone for Building

X. Of Sundry Minerals  

XI.  Of Metals To Be Had in Our Land

XII. Of Precious Stones

XIII. Of Salt Made in England

XIV. Of Our Account of Time and Her Parts

XV. Of Our Principal Fairs and Markets

XVI. Of Our Inns and Thoroughfares

Book I: The Description of Britain [excerpts]

VI.  Of the Languages Spoken in This Island 

XI.  The Description of the Thames and Such Rivers as Fall into the Same [in part]

XVI. XVIII. XIX. XX.  Of Such Falls of Waters as Join with the Sea between Humber and the Thames [in part] Of the Air, Soil, and Commodities of This Island Of the Four Highways Sometime Made in Britain by the Princes of This Island [in part] Of the General Constitution of the Bodies of the Britons  Appendix I. Harrison on Weights and Measures [excerpts] 

XXII. XXIII. XXIV. XXV.  Of the Manner of Measuring the Length and Breadth of Things after the English Usage Of English Weights and Their Comparison with Others [in part] Of Liquid Measures [in part] Of the Dry Measures of England and Their Comparison with Others [in part] 

Appendix II: Corrections to Furnivall

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486282756
Editor:
Edelen, Georges
Author:
Edelen, Georges
Author:
Harrison, William
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Location:
Washington, D.C. :
Subject:
Great britain
Subject:
Social life and customs
Subject:
Shakespeare, william, 1564-1616
Subject:
England
Subject:
England Social life and customs 16th century.
Subject:
Europe - Great Britain - General
Subject:
General History
Subject:
England Social life and customs.
Subject:
Shakespeare, William - Homes and haunts -
Subject:
Tudor
Subject:
Shakespearean
Subject:
Elizabethan
Subject:
World History-England General
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
249
Publication Date:
20111131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
560
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.38 in 1.25 lb

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Originally written as part of an introduction to Holinshed's Chronicles, this history provides an unparalleled account of life in Shakespeare's England. Detailed accounts cover food, laws, clothing, castles, animals, languages, and more.
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Massive study of food and diet, laws, clothing, punishments for criminals, castles and palaces, dogs, fish, cattle, languages, much more.
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Massive study of food and diet, laws, clothing, punishments for criminals, castles and palaces, dogs, fish, cattle, languages, much more.
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