Pleasures and Pastimes in Tudor England

Pleasures and Pastimes in Tudor England

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How did the Tudors enjoy themselves? For the men and women of Tudor England there was, just as there is today, more to life than work. Four hundred years before the invention of television and radio, they did not lead boring or mundane lives. Indeed, in many ways the richness of Tudor entertainment shames us. While continuing the medieval tradition of tournament and pageantry, the Tudors also increasingly read and attended the theatre. Dancing and music were also popular, and were considered just as important as hunting and fighting for an ambitious Tudor's social skills. Church festivals provided the perfect excuse for revelry, and christenings and weddings were, as they are today, great social occasions. Here, Alison Sim explores the full range of entertainments enjoyed at that time covering everything from card games and bear baiting to interior design.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 128 x 194 x 18mm | 258.55g
  • The History Press Ltd
  • Stroud, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 075245031X
  • 9780752450315
  • 625,515

About Alison Sim

Alison Sim is a costumed guide at Hampton Court Palace, who has worked at the Tower of London and lectured on Tudor food for the Mary Rose Trust. She is the author of "The Tudor Housewife" and "Food and Feast in Tudor England."show more

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