Download PDF The Time Traveler's Guide to Elizabethan England Book by Ian Mortimer Full eBook and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2014-04-29 with total page 416 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An entertaining, accessible guide to Elizabethan England—the latest in the Time Traveler’s Guide series Acclaimed historian Ian Mortimer shows readers that the past is not just something to be studied; it is also something to be lived. Using diaries, letters, books, and other writings of the day, Mortimer offers a masterful portrait of daily life in Elizabethan England, re-creating the sights, sounds, and customs of the sixteenth century from the perspective of both peasants and royals. Through this lens, we can begin to understand Queen Elizabeth’s subjects not only as a people profoundly shaped by the time in which they lived, but also as the people who shaped the world we know and the people we are today.
Download PDF The Time Traveler's Guide to Elizabethan England Book by Ian Mortimer Full eBook and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2013-06-27 with total page 416 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The author of The Time Traveler’s Guide to Medieval England takes you through the world of Shakespeare and Queen Elizabeth I From the author of The Time Traveler’s Guide to Medieval England, this popular history explores daily life in Queen Elizabeth’s England, taking us inside the homes and minds of ordinary citizens as well as luminaries of the period, including Shakespeare, Christopher Marlowe, Sir Walter Raleigh, and Sir Francis Drake. Organized as a travel guide for the time-hopping tourist, Mortimer relates in delightful (and occasionally disturbing) detail everything from the sounds and smells of sixteenth-century England to the complex and contradictory Elizabethan attitudes toward violence, class, sex, and religion. Original enough to interest those with previous knowledge of Elizabethan England and accessible enough to entertain those without, The Time Traveler’s Guide is a book for Elizabethan enthusiasts and history buffs alike.
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Download PDF Summary of Ian Mortimer's The Time Traveler's Guide to Elizabethan England Book by Everest Media, Full eBook and published by Everest Media LLC. This book was released on 2022-04-04T22:59:00Z with total page 70 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book. Sample Book Insights: #1 Different societies see landscapes differently. For example, an Elizabethan traveler would describe his homeland in terms of cities, towns, ports, great houses, bridges and roads. A contemporary description will mention overcrowding and the problems of population expansion. #2 The Elizabethan landscape is different from the landscape that you see today. It is vast and open, with small houses and fields, and it was not until the late 1590s that people started to use the term landscape to describe a view. #3 Stratford-upon-Avon is located in the heart of England, about ninety-four miles north-west of London. The town was planned in the twelfth century, and most of the buildings are medieval. The most prestigious house in the town is New Place, built by Sir Hugh Clopton. #4 The town of Stratford was planned in the Middle Ages, and has wide streets that allow plenty of light to enter the front parlours and workshops of the market traders.
Download PDF Shakespeares Welt Book by Ian Mortimer Full eBook and published by Piper ebooks. This book was released on 2020-08-03 with total page 645 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Shakespeare lebte in einem Zeitalter neuer Horizonte und großer Umbrüche. Bestsellerautor Ian Mortimer betrachtet das späte 16. Jahrhundert aus einer völlig neuen Perspektiven. Königin Elisabeth I., William Shakespeare, Sir Francis Bacon: Diese historischen Figuren sind zwar bestens bekannt, doch Ian Mortimer gelingt es auf besondere Weise, ihnen Leben einzuhauchen und das »Goldene Zeitalter« Englands so schillernd und greifbar darzustellen, als wäre er selbst durch die Straßen von London und Stratford gezogen. »Shakespeares Welt« untermalt Wissen nicht nur mit wundervollen Anekdoten, dieses Buch zeigt auch die Widersprüche und Abgründe dieser Zeit. Während die Königin ihre Flotte in neue Welten schickte, herrschten Krankheiten, Hungersnöte und Gewalt in den Straßen Englands. »Ein amüsanter und verständlicher Reiseführer durch vergangene Zeiten.« – Sunday Times Wer Geschichte verstehen will, muss in sie eintauchen und sie erleben. Geht es um das England des 16. Jahrhunderts, schafft dies kaum jemand besser als Ian Mortimer. »Shakespeares Welt« ist Reiseführer und Zeitmaschine, Nachschlagewerk und ein echter Spaß. Das neue Buch des Erfolgsautors von »Im Mittelalter« und »Zeiten der Erkenntnis« Ian Mortimer hat seinen Blick für alle Aspekte von Geschichte geschärft, die Menschen der heutigen Zeit begeistern und mitreißen. Er recherchiert genau, liebt die Details und nimmt sich als Erzähler dennoch zurück. Das macht seine Geschichtsbücher zu den unterschiedlichsten Epochen und Themen zu einem echten Lesevergnügen für Einsteiger und erfahrene Leserinnen und Leser.
Download PDF The Time Traveler's Guide to Restoration England Book by Ian Mortimer Full eBook and published by . This book was released on 2017-04-04 with total page 416 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This is an up-close-and-personal look at Britain between the Restoration of King Charles II in 1660 and the end of the century. The last witch is sentenced to death just two years before Isaac Newton s Principia Mathematica, the bedrock of modern science, is published. Religion still has a severe grip on society and yet some including the king flout every moral convention they can find. There are great fires in London and Edinburgh; the plague disappears; a global trading empire develops Over these four dynamic decades, the last vestiges of medievalism are swept away and replaced by a tremendous cultural flowering. Why are half the people you meet under the age of twenty-one? What is considered rude? And why is dueling so popular? Mortimer delves into the nuances of daily life to paint a vibrant and detailed picture of society at the dawn of the modern world as only he can. "
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Download PDF A Study Guide for William Shakespeare's "Sonnet 102" Book by Gale, Cengage Learning Full eBook and published by Gale, Cengage Learning . This book was released on with total page 13 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A Study Guide for William Shakespeare's "Sonnet 102", excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Poetry for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Poetry for Students for all of your research needs.
Download PDF Pocahontas and the English Boys Book by Karen Ordahl Kupperman Full eBook and published by NYU Press. This book was released on 2021-01-19 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The captivating story of four young people—English and Powhatan—who lived their lives between cultures In Pocahontas and the English Boys, the esteemed historian Karen Ordahl Kupperman shifts the lens on the well-known narrative of Virginia’s founding to reveal the previously untold and utterly compelling story of the youths who, often unwillingly, entered into cross-cultural relationships—and became essential for the colony’s survival. Their story gives us unprecedented access to both sides of early Virginia. Here for the first time outside scholarly texts is an accurate portrayal of Pocahontas, who, from the age of ten, acted as emissary for her father, who ruled over the local tribes, alongside the never-before-told intertwined stories of Thomas Savage, Henry Spelman, and Robert Poole, young English boys who were forced to live with powerful Indian leaders to act as intermediaries. Pocahontas and the English Boys is a riveting seventeenth-century story of intrigue and danger, knowledge and power, and four youths who lived out their lives between cultures. As Pocahontas, Thomas, Henry, and Robert collaborated and conspired in carrying messages and trying to smooth out difficulties, they never knew when they might be caught in the firing line of developing hostilities. While their knowledge and role in controlling communication gave them status and a degree of power, their relationships with both sides meant that no one trusted them completely. Written by an expert in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century Atlantic history, Pocahontas and the English Boys unearths gems from the archives—Henry Spelman’s memoir, travel accounts, letters, and official reports and records of meetings of the governor and council in Virginia—and draws on recent archaeology to share the stories of the young people who were key influencers of their day and who are now set to transform our understanding of early Virginia.
Download PDF The Time Traveller's Guide to Regency Britain Book by Ian Mortimer Full eBook and published by Bodley Head. This book was released on 2020-11-12 with total page 360 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In the latest volume of his celebrated series of Time Traveller's Guides - after the Middle Ages, Elizabethan England and Restoration Britain - Ian Mortimer turns to what is arguably the most-loved period in British history: the Regency (aka Georgian England). Bookended by the outbreak of the French Revolution in 1789 and the death of George IV in 1830, this is the age of Jane Austen and the Romantic poets; the paintings of John Constable and the gardens of Humphry Repton; the sartorial elegance of Beau Brummell and the poetic licence of Lord Byron; Britain's military triumphs at Trafalgar and Waterloo; and the threat of revolution and the Peterloo massacre. A time of exuberance, thrills, frills and unchecked bad behaviour, it was perhaps the last age of true freedom before the arrival of the stifling world of Victorian morality. At the same time, it was a period of transition that reflected unprecedented social, economic and political change; it was dominated by population growth, urbanisation and industrialisation, fear of social unrest and demands for political reform. And like all periods in history, it was an age of many contradictions - where Beethoven's thundering Fifth Symphony could premier in the same year that saw Jane Austen craft the delicate sensitivities of Persuasion. Once more, Ian Mortimer takes us on a thrilling journey to the past, revealing what people ate, drank and wore; where they shopped and how they amused themselves; what they believed in and what they were afraid of. Conveying the sights, sounds and smells of the Regency period, this is history at its most exciting, physical, visceral - the past not as something to be studied but as lived experience.
Download PDF A Seven Year Cycle Reading Plan Book by C.S. Fairfax Full eBook and published by Lulu.com. This book was released on 2018-05-17 with total page 262 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Read through time, enjoying the good, the better, and the best books from each of the seven eras below: Year 1: Ancient History to 476 A.D. Year 2: The Middle Ages, 477 to 1485 A.D. Year 3: The Age of Discovery, 1485-1763 A.D. Year 4: The Age of Revolution, 1764-1848 A.D. Year 5: The Age of Empire, 1849-1914 A.D. Year 6: The American Century, 1915-1995 A.D. Year 7: The Information Age, 1996- Present Day At the end of seven years, repeat! A Seven Year Cycle Reading Plan is a booklist compiled of hundreds of books from each era in history organized into categories of interest. This volume also includes copious room for you to add your own favorite titles!
Download PDF The Sea Mark Book by Russell M. Lawson Full eBook and published by University Press of New England. This book was released on 2015-04-07 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: By age thirty-four Captain John Smith was already a well-known adventurer and explorer. He had fought as a mercenary in the religious wars of Europe and had won renown for fighting the Turks. He was most famous as the leader of the Virginia Colony at Jamestown, where he had wrangled with the powerful Powhatan and secured the help of Pocahontas. By 1614 he was seeking new adventures. He found them on the 7,000 miles of jagged coastline of what was variously called Norumbega, North Virginia, or Cannada, but which Smith named New England. This land had been previously explored by the English, but while they had made observations and maps and interacted with the native inhabitants, Smith found that "the Coast is . . . even as a Coast unknowne and undiscovered." The maps of the region, such as they were, were inaccurate. On a long, painstaking excursion along the coast in a shallop, accompanied by sailors and the Indian guide Squanto, Smith took careful compass readings and made ocean soundings. His Description of New England, published in 1616, which included a detailed map, became the standard for many years, the one used by such subsequent voyagers as the Pilgrims when they came to Plymouth in 1620. The Sea Mark is the first narrative history of Smith's voyage of exploration, and it recounts Smith's last years when, desperate to return to New England to start a commercial fishery, he languished in Britain, unable to persuade his backers to exploit the bounty he had seen there.
Download PDF Fatal Throne: The Wives of Henry VIII Tell All Book by M.T. Anderson Full eBook and published by Schwartz & Wade. This book was released on 2018-05-01 with total page 416 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Perfect for anyone fascinated by the Royal Wedding, Netflix's The Crown, or Wolf Hall, this is a pitch-perfect reimagining of the romance and tragedy of Henry VIII and his six wives, told from multiple points of view by some of your favorite authors. If you were one of King Henry VIII's six wives, who would you be? Would you be Anne Boleyn, who literally lost her head? Would you be the subject of rumor and scandal like Catherine Howard? Or would you get away and survive like Anna of Cleves? Meet them and Henry's other queens--each bound for divorce or death--in this epic and thrilling novel that reads like fantasy but really happened. Watch spellbound as each of these women attempts to survive their unpredictable king as he grows more and more obsessed with producing a male heir. And discover how the power-hungry court fanned the flames of Henry's passions . . . and his most horrible impulses. Whether you're a huge fan of all things Tudor or new to this jaw-dropping saga, you won't be able to get the unique voices of Henry and his wives--all brought to life by seven award-winning and bestselling authors--out of your head. This is an intimate look at the royals during one of the most treacherous times in history. Who will you root for and who will you love to hate? ONE OF THE NYPL TOP TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR "Ambitious and exciting." --Bustle "A clever, feminist reimagining of one of English history's most fascinating moments." --Refinery29 "These stories of love, lust, power and intrigue never fail to fascinate." --Shelf Awareness, Starred Review Who's Who: M. T. Anderson - Henry VIII Candace Fleming - Katharine of Aragon, wife #1 Stephanie Hemphill - Anne Boleyn, wife #2 Lisa Ann Sandell - Jane Seymour, wife #3 Jennifer Donnelly - Anna of Cleves, wife #4 Linda Sue Park - Catherine Howard, wife #5 Deborah Hopkinson - Kateryn Parr, wife #6
Download PDF The Time Traveller's Guide to Restoration Britain Book by Ian Mortimer Full eBook and published by Bodley Head. This book was released on 2017-04-06 with total page 464 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The past is a foreign country: this is your guidebook. If you could travel back in time, the period from 1660 to 1700 would make one of the most exciting destinations in history. It is the age of Samuel Pepys and the Great Fire of London; bawdy comedy and the libertine court of Charles II; Christopher Wren in architecture, Henry Purcell in music and Isaac Newton in science - the civil wars are over and a magnificent new era has begun. But what would it really be like to live in Restoration Britain? Where would you stay and what would you eat? What would you wear and where would you do your shopping? The third volume in the series of Ian Mortimer's bestselling Time Traveller's Guides answers the crucial questions that a prospective traveller to seventeenth-century Britain would ask. How much should you pay for one of those elaborate wigs? Should you trust a physician who advises you to drink fresh cow's urine to cure your gout? Why are boys made to smoke in school? And why are you unlikely to get a fair trial in court? People's lives are changing rapidly - from a world of superstition and religious explanation to rationalism and scientific calculation. In many respects the period sees the tipping point between the old world and the new as fear and uncertainty, hardship and eating with your fingers give way to curiosity and professionalism, fine wines and knives and forks. Travelling to Restoration Britain encourages us to reflect on the customs and practices of daily life - and this unique guide not only teaches us about the seventeenth century but makes us look with fresh eyes at the modern world.
Download PDF The Outcasts of Time Book by Ian Mortimer Full eBook and published by . This book was released on 2018 with total page 383 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Two brothers escape the Black Death by skipping forward in time, experiencing six centuries of change in six days.
Download PDF The Play's the Thing Book by Jessica Barksdale Inclán Full eBook and published by TouchPoint Press. This book was released on 2021-05-18 with total page 287 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Shakespeare has never been this sexy! One evening when helping a colleague stage The Merchant of Venice, English professor Jessica Randall slides momentarily back to 1598. Later that night, she lands for good in the chambers of one William Shakespeare, a down-on-his luck playwright. His biggest problem of late has been a non-stop stream of Jessicas apparating into his chambers nightly. Yet Jessica's appearance halts the visitations, though neither have a clue why. Can she get back to 2018? They don't know that either, and together they begin to craft a life together, all the while trying to break the time travel curse and avoid falling in love. As Jessica grapples with practical (what is and how does one put on a farthingale?) and emotional (how to risk your heart when everything might disappear in an instant?) aspects of adapting to Elizabethan London, she must try to solve the mystery of the other Jessicas. More importantly, she must figure out how to get home without suffering from the broken heart she knows she can't avoid. Despite being thwarted at every turn, Jessica manages to navigate her new world and her old one and save not only herself but Will Shakespeare and his legacy. Praise for the books by Jessica Barksdale Inclán “A magical, mystical tale, one you won’t soon forget.” —Amanda Ashley, author of A Fire in the Blood “An author to watch.” —Kristin Hannah, author of The Nightingale and The Great Alone “Jessica Barksdale Inclán brings a profound understanding of human nature to her characters.” —Sally Mandel, author of Take Me Back “A rich blend of fantasy, farce and spot-on history, The Play's the Thing is a joyous journey through time, place, and the universal complexity of the human heart. A delightful marriage of Peggy Sue Got Married and Shakespeare in Love—a celebration not to be missed.” —Warren Read, author of Ash Falls and One Simple Thing
Download PDF In Shakespeare's Shadow Book by Michael Blanding Full eBook and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2021-03-30 with total page 548 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The true story of a self-taught sleuth's quest to prove his eye-opening theory about the source of the world's most famous plays, taking readers inside the vibrant era of Elizabethan England as well as the contemporary scene of Shakespeare scholars and obsessives. What if Shakespeare wrote Shakespeare . . . but someone else wrote him first? Acclaimed author of The Map Thief, Michael Blanding presents the twinning narratives of renegade scholar Dennis McCarthy and Elizabethan courtier Sir Thomas North. Unlike those who believe someone else secretly wrote Shakespeare, McCarthy argues that Shakespeare wrote the plays, but he adapted them from source plays written by North decades before. In Shakespeare's Shadow alternates between the enigmatic life of North, the intrigues of the Tudor court, the rivalries of English Renaissance theater, and academic outsider McCarthy's attempts to air his provocative ideas in the clubby world of Shakespearean scholarship. Through it all, Blanding employs his keen journalistic eye to craft a captivating drama, upending our understanding of the beloved playwright and his "singular genius." Winner of the 2021 International Book Award in Narrative Non-Fiction
Download PDF Soul, Self, and Society Book by Edward L. Rubin Full eBook and published by Oxford University Press, USA. This book was released on 2014-10-09 with total page 464 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Morality is not declining in the modern world. Instead, a new morality is replacing the previous one. Centered on individual self-fulfillment, and linked to administrative government, it permits things the old morality forbid, like sex for pleasure, but forbids things the old morality allowed, like intolerance and inequality of opportunity.
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