About this book
The follow-up to "The Time Traveller's Guide To Medieval England", which sold more than 150,000 copies. We think of Elizabeth I's reign as a golden age of maritime heroes and great writers, but what was it like to actually live in England then? It was a country where life expectancy was in the early thirties, people still starved to death, and Catholics were persecuted for their faith. Yet is also produced some of the finest writing and the most magnificent architecture.
We think of Queen Elizabeth I as 'Gloriana': the most powerful English woman in history. We think of her reign (1558-1603) as a golden age of maritime heroes. But what was it actually like to live in Elizabethan England? This book answers the key questions that a prospective traveller to late sixteenth-century England would ask.