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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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 liked the book very much. I bought it not only because of an interesting theme but also because of te author, whom I consider to be a superb practical historian, spreading popularity of her subject among wide public. This book is full of information presented in a very readable/listenable form. It peeps into past people's lifes, both public and private, with some detailed descriptions of activities (cheese or clothes or ale making, for example) that are thus possible to be tried on your own, should you only wish to. I have to admit that some of these descriptions seemed too long and dragging for me, however it might be given by my particular taste. The narrator did a good job and I enjoyed listening to her a lot. I recommend this book for anybody interested in practical history.
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Book Details

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