Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Question from Charmaine - Leisure and Pleasure

I am doing a presentation on leisure and pleasure in the tudor age. In particular, fashion, dining and sex. I was suprised to find that it has been almost impossible to get information on these topics! Can you give me a starting point, a book or website to get me going?


BritishNut56 said...

Alison Weir has written a marvelous book. "Henry VIII, The King and His Court" will provide you with more information than you could probably ever use.

There are chapters devoted to what you are looking for..leisure, dining, costumes, banquet halls, manor houses. His courtiers are explored, also, so it is a well-rounded balance.

There isn't much about the 'common man', though. I've found it useful to study drawings of Tudor times to get a feel for the life beyond the court.

Anonymous said...

Try Liza Picard's 'Elizabeth's London', it's a mine of information on all aspects of daily life.