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Pleasures & Pastimes in Tudor England

By Alison Sim

9780752450315

ISBN: 9780752450315

Published: 30-04-2009


Pleasures & Pastimes in Tudor England

By Alison Sim

ISBN: 9780752450315

Published: 30-04-2009

About This Book

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.

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