This excellent series provides a fascinating look at Tudor history through the plays and poetry of William Shakespeare. Daily Life in Shakespeare's time was very different from today. Marriages were mostly arranged by parents, and many children did not survive childhood. Meals could be enormous - up to a dozen courses, and bear-baiting was a popular entertainment. This book is all about daily life in Tudor times, with information on houses, servants, clothing, school, and many other topics.
Born in Lancashire and educated at Queen Mary College, University of London, Kathy Elgin was, until recently, Head of Publications at the Royal Shakespeare Company. For sixteen years she wrote and researched the company's theatre programmes, working on productions of all Shakespeare's plays and those of other Elizabethan and Jacobean playwrights.