How to Be a Tudor

  • by Ruth Goodman
  • Narrated by Patience Tomlinson
  • 11 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The Tudor era encompasses some of the greatest changes in our history. But while we know about the historical dramas of the times, what was life really like for a commoner?
To answer this question, the renowned 'method historian' Ruth Goodman has slept, washed and cooked as the Tudors did. She is your expert guide to this fascinating era, drawing on years of practical historical study to show how our ancestors coped with everyday life, from how they slept to how they courted.
Exploring how the Tudors learnt, danced and even sat and stood according to the latest fashion, she reveals what it all felt, smelt and tasted like, from morning until night.


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What did you like most about How to Be a Tudor?

Interesting and thoroughly researched

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I found the book interesting but would have preferred more emphasis on general life and less on food. Although I suppose I should have expected this given the authors' background.

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- John


I loved this book. It's full of so much information. I really feel as though I have a much better understanding of the day to day living of common folk in Tudor times.

Well done Ruth!
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- Kay Howlett

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-09-2016
  • Publisher: Isis Publishing Ltd