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This picture of the London of Queen Elizabeth (1558-1603) is the result of Liza Picard's curiosity about the practical details of daily life that almost every history book ignores. As seen in her two previous, highly acclaimed books-Restoration London and Dr. Johnson's London-she has immersed herself in contemporary sources of every kind. She begins with the River Thames, the lifeblood of Elizabethan London. The city, on the north bank of the river, was still largely confined within old Roman walls. Upriver at Westminster were the royal palaces, and between them and the crowded city the mansions of the great and the good commanded the river frontage. She shows us the interior décor of the rich and the not-so-rich, and what they were likely to be growing in their gardens. Then the Londoners of the time take the stage, in all their amazing finery. Plague, small-pox, and other diseases afflicted them. But food and drink, sex and marriage and family life provided comfort, a good education was always useful, and cares could be forgotten in a playhouse or the bear-baiting rings, or watching a good cockfight. Liza Picard's wonderfully skillful and vivid evocation of the London of four hundred years ago enables us to share the delights, as well as the horrors, of the everyday lives of sixteenth century Britain.

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Praise for ELIZABETH'S LONDON:

"Wisely, she parcels out her findings in units that seldom come to more than one to three pages...there is an excellent index, a handy means of dealing with treasure that is piled high...You can open the book and start reading anywhere" --Richard Buell, Boston Globe

"Lively guide to Elizabethan England." -The Washington Post

Praise for DR. JOHNSON'S LONDON:

"Lively...[Picard] gives an excellent indication about what Londoners thought." --The Washington Times

"Quintessential...[Picard] does a marvelous job of unearthing material about London."--Buffalo News

"[Samuel] Johnson stated, 'When a man is tired of London he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford.' Picard shows why."--Charleston Post & Courier

Praise for RESTORATION LONDON:

"Lively and informative, with a distinctly eccentric feel...entertaining."--Publishers Weekly

"[An] engaging survey."--Kirkus Reviews

About the Author

LIZA PICARD was born in Essex in 1927.She is the author of Restoration London and Dr.Johnson's London.

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ISBN:
9780312325664
Author:
Picard, Liza
Publisher:
Griffin
Subject:
Great britain
Subject:
Social history
Subject:
Europe - Great Britain - General
Subject:
World History-England General
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20050631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Plus one 16-page bandw photo insert
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
9.38 x 6.3 x 1.02 in

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Product details 368 pages Griffin - English 9780312325664 Reviews:
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Praise for ELIZABETH'S LONDON:

"Wisely, she parcels out her findings in units that seldom come to more than one to three pages...there is an excellent index, a handy means of dealing with treasure that is piled high...You can open the book and start reading anywhere" --Richard Buell, Boston Globe

"Lively guide to Elizabethan England." -The Washington Post

Praise for DR. JOHNSON'S LONDON:

"Lively...[Picard] gives an excellent indication about what Londoners thought." --The Washington Times

"Quintessential...[Picard] does a marvelous job of unearthing material about London."--Buffalo News

"[Samuel] Johnson stated, 'When a man is tired of London he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford.' Picard shows why."--Charleston Post & Courier

Praise for RESTORATION LONDON:

"Lively and informative, with a distinctly eccentric feel...entertaining."--Publishers Weekly

"[An] engaging survey."--Kirkus Reviews

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