Monday, June 13, 2016

Book Review -- The Time Traveller's Guide to Elizabethan England


I recently enjoyed the audiobook version of The Time Traveller's Guide to Elizabethan England by Ian Mortimer, and I learned a lot about that period of history. I already knew that it would have been a difficult era in which to have lived, but the author explains in detail how people survived on a day to day basis, going as far as to quote from recipes and to describe what people wore and how they entertained themselves and each other. I have recently been reading about the 1600's, so it was useful to read up on the 1500's for context.