How to Behave Badly in Elizabethan England

Bringing her signature "exhilarating and contagious" enthusiasm (Boston Globe), this is a celebration of one of history's naughtiest periods, when derision was an art form.

How to Behave Badly in Elizabethan England

How to Behave Badly in Elizabethan England

Every age and social strata has its bad eggs, rule-breakers, and nose-thumbers. As acclaimed popular historian and author of How to Be a Victorian Ruth Goodman shows in her madcap chronicle, Elizabethan England was particularly rank with troublemakers, from snooty needlers who took aim with a cutting "thee," to lowbrow drunkards with revolting table manners. Goodman draws on advice manuals, court cases, and sermons to offer this colorfully crude portrait of offenses most foul. Mischievous readers will delight in learning how to time your impressions for the biggest laugh, why quoting Shakespeare was poor form, and why curses hurled at women were almost always about sex (and why we shouldn't be surprised). Bringing her signature "exhilarating and contagious" enthusiasm (Boston Globe), this is a celebration of one of history's naughtiest periods, when derision was an art form.

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How to Behave Badly in Elizabethan England
Language: en
Pages: 320
Authors: Ruth Goodman
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-10-09 - Publisher:

Every age and social strata has its bad eggs, rule-breakers, and nose-thumbers. As acclaimed popular historian and author of How to Be a Victorian Ruth Goodman shows in her madcap chronicle, Elizabethan England was particularly rank with troublemakers, from snooty needlers who took aim with a cutting "thee," to lowbrow
How to Behave Badly in Elizabethan England: A Guide for Knaves, Fools, Harlots, Cuckolds, Drunkards, Liars, Thieves, and Braggarts
Language: en
Pages: 320
Authors: Ruth Goodman
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-10-30 - Publisher: Liveright Publishing

Offensive language, insolent behavior, slights, brawls, and scandals come alive in Ruth Goodman’s uproarious history. Every age and social strata has its bad eggs, rule-breakers, and nose-thumbers. As acclaimed popular historian and author of How to Be a Victorian Ruth Goodman shows in her madcap chronicle, Elizabethan England was particularly
How to Read Shakespeare Like a Royal (Vol 1)
Language: en
Pages: 294
Authors: Charles N. Pope
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-01-01 - Publisher: DomainOfMan.com

The Shakespearean plays contain a stunning breadth and depth of knowledge about English history, European royal history, classical and contemporary literature, and about the complex relationships between the various royal courts of the day. Authorship by the Elizabethan Court is therefore discernible based on content alone, that is, by what
How to Read Shakespeare Like a Royal (Vol 2)
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Pages: 348
Authors: Charles N. Pope
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-05-30 - Publisher: DomainOfMan.com

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