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eBook Elizabeth's London ePub

by Liza Picard

  • ISBN: 0753817578
  • Category: Europe
  • Subcategory: History
  • Author: Liza Picard
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Phoenix; New edition (May 6, 2004)
  • Pages: 400
  • ePub book: 1780 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1316 kb
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  • Rating: 4.8
  • Votes: 106

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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.

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.

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Liza Picard immerses her readers in the spectacular details of daily life in the London of Queen Elizabeth (1558–1603). Beginning with the River Thames, she examines the city on the north bank, still largely confined within the old Roman walls

Liza Picard immerses her readers in the spectacular details of daily life in the London of Queen Elizabeth (1558–1603). Beginning with the River Thames, she examines the city on the north bank, still largely confined within the old Roman walls. The wealthy lived in mansions upriver, and the royal palaces were even farther up at Westminster. On the south bank, theaters and spectacles drew the crowds, and Southwark and Bermondsey were bustling with trade. Picard examines the streets and the traffic in them; she surveys building methods and shows us the decor of the rich and the not-so-rich.

Liza Picard (born 1927) is an English historian specialising in the history of London. Liza Picard was born in 1927. She read law at the London School of Economics after which she was called to the bar by Gray's Inn when she was 21. She did not. She did not practise as a barrister, although she did write a book called Questions and Answers on Private International Law for which she was paid £25.

Elizabeth's London book. 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

Elizabeth's London book. 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.

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Elizabethan London reveals the practical details of everyday life so often ignored in conventional history books. It begins with the River Thames, the lifeblood of Elizabethan London, before turning to the streets and the traffic in them. Liza Picard surveys building methods and shows us the interior decor 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.

'Reading this book is like taking a ride on a marvellously exhilarating time-machine, alive with colour, surprise and sheer merriment' Jan Morris

Elizabethan London reveals the practical details of everyday life so often ignored in conventional history books.

It begins with the River Thames, the lifeblood of Elizabethan London, before turning to the streets and the traffic in them. Liza Picard surveys building methods and shows us the interior decor 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, smallpox and other diseases afflicted them. But food and drink, sex and marriage and family life provided comfort. Cares could be forgotten in a playhouse or the bull-baiting of bear-baiting rings, or watching a good cockfight.

Liza Picard's wonderfully skilful and vivid evocation of the London of Elizabeth I enables us to share the delights, as well as the horrors, of the everyday lives of our sixteenth-century ancestors.

Comments

Qulcelat Qulcelat
I was afraid this was going to be a boring read. But the level of detail told in a narrative fashion is actually quite entertaining. It's certainly moving along better than the slow-paced docu-dramas that you see on TV. Also, the level of detail is worthy of a historian. I won't swear it's the best history, but it's at a level which will make you acquainted with the customs of the time that you don't normally hear about.
Butius Butius
This book is not a weighty type of history book or a scholarly tome (these have their own merits) but rather a chatty, catty intimate sort of conversation regarding the nitty gritty aspects of Elizabethan life. Don't be deceived by the author's quirky earthy sense of humour--she knows her stuff and has done painstaking research.
The format is more like a news entry--there are small sections with a heading for each topic. She flies from subject to subject in an energetic and gossipy style.
It's a great book to pick up and open up at random. There is no need to stick to one topic, you can flit around with the author. But while you are have a laugh, you will be learning so much. The fact and findings in this book cover a great range of fascinating topics dealing with the most intimate aspects of daily and royal life of the times. The author leaves no stone unturned and is not shy about it!
This book is meant to be enjoyed and shared with others :)
White_Nigga White_Nigga
I am beginning my second reading of this book, and I have ordered Picard's book about Dr Johnson's London as well. I found Elizabeth's London easy to read and full of interesting information; too often such books are dull and it is heavy work to read them, but Picard's style of writing and the arrangement of the information makes for a lively and engaging read. One of the things that I've noticed is that there seems to be a focus upon the nobility (and pirates) but not as much on working- and merchant-class people; this book is about regular, work-a-day life in Tudor London. A bonus is the section of illustrations, which included maps, photos, and a contemporary drawing of different costermongers that one would meet on the streets of Tudor London which I found fascinating.
Ndlaitha Ndlaitha
Some parts of this book I skimmed over- maybe because architecture and politics aren't my interests- I was looking forward to more nitty-gritty details of the people and the macabre medical history of Elizabethan London. I guess it's really a matter of opinion and what you are looking for in the book. THe author has really done her research thoroughly and the book does flow well.
Adrielmeena Adrielmeena
I read most of this in a day, as it is easy reading. I enjoyed it and definitely learned some things. It did help bring the daily existence of our ancestors to life. A bit too broad in scope, and more depth might have been appreciated on some points. Nevertheless worthwhile and I would certainly recommend, especially at the used price.
Tiainar Tiainar
Liza Picard has her finger on the pulse of Elizabethan London. The grime and the glamour are uniquely portrayed in this excellent work. The author knows her stuff, being an English historian specializing in the history of London. This is not her only book on the history of London, but it is the first chronologically. She read law at the London School of Economics and was called to the bar at Gray's Inn. Her research is thorough so that "she may speak with the voice of her times." I recommend this book and the others in the series, if they want historical accuracy as well as insight and humor into a fascinating city and fascinating times.
Mightdragon Mightdragon
Very speedy delivery! Ex-library book in good condition with plastic covered dust cover. Exactly what we needed - I agree with other reviewers on excellent writing and pictures.
Interesting and highly readable depiction of life in the second half of the 16th century. Recommended for anyone interested in understanding what life was like then,