The Early Tudors At Home 1485-1558 by Elizabeth Burton lands on the |> SALE <| shelves in my shop.
Allen Lane, 1976, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Illustrated by way of: Black & White Drawings;
From the cover: Elizabeth Burton has covered a large area of English history with her highly praised and readable accounts of the domestic lives of our ancestors: The Elizabethans at Home, The Jacobeans at Home, The Georgians at Home and The Early Victorians at Home. To these she has now added an equally important and fascinating volume on the early Tudors at home, a book covering the reigns of Henry VII, Henry VIII, Edward VI and Mary.
Although each volume contains an informative introductory survey of the period, these now well known books are not concerned with the broad political, military and economic history of the times so much as with the details, even the minutiae, of daily living. As in previous volumes, there are chapters on architecture and houses, furniture and chattels, food and drink, games and past-times, medicine, gardens and so forth. Miss Burtons text is at once scholarly and vivid, enlivened by anecdote and by her own perceptive, and often amusing, comments. These books are a delight to the general reader, and have now established themselves as invaluable to students.
Felix Kellys beautiful illustrations, as in the earlier volumes, provide a decorative and impeccably accurate accompaniment to the text.
Very Good in Good+ Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper with a short closed tear to the top corner of the upper panel and a longer one to the foot of the lower panel. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Text complete, clean and tight.
[XI] 305 pages. Index. Bibliography. 8¾” x 5½”.
This book will be eventually reach my delightful website…(added to my Social History category.) but get 60% off buying from this very blog blog… Buy it now for just £2.60 + P&P! Of course, if you don’t like this one there are plenty more available here!