EVERYDAY LIFE IN TUDOR LONDON


EVERYDAY LIFE IN TUDOR LONDON

STEPHEN PORTER    Book Number: 86749    Product format: Hardback

1466 and a German traveller remarks "This is a powerful and busy city, carrying on a great trade with all countries. In the city are many people and many artisans, mostly goldsmiths and cloth-workers, also very beautiful women, but food is dear." The great and the good gravitated to London in the Tudor Age - Erasmus lodged with Sir Thomas More and his family in Bucklesbury, off Cheapside; Sir Walter Raleigh wrote poetry in study in Durham House, overlooking the Thames, and William Shakespeare lodged in Silver Street. Bankside and Shoreditch were the first theatre and entertainment districts where the Globe Theatre was built to sit alongside the bear-baiting rings. Londoners themselves and the many immigrants who flocked from the continent created a lively and raucous society in the streets, markets, and hundreds of inns and alehouses. The thriving metropolis had a strong royal presence, at the long-established Tower of London and Westminster, and later at the palaces of Whitehall, Bridewell and St James's. Anne Boleyn was assigned a house in The Strand with gardens running down to the river, while Elizabeth I stayed occasionally at Somerset House. Why were houses moved on rollers on Thomas Cromwell's orders? Which Cardinal's palace is now the site of the Houses of Parliament? Where was Tudor London's most devastating explosion? What did the Whifflers do at the Lord Mayor's Show? How did old St Paul's lose its steeple? By the popular historian who creates a glorious gallery of places, people and events. 256pp, an exceptional number of images are included, 32 pages in mono, 32 pages in colour.
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