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  • How to Behave Badly in Elizabethan England: A Guide for Knaves, Fools, Harlots, Cuckolds, Drunkards, Liars, Thieves, and Braggarts

    by Ruth Goodman ...
    Offensive language, insolent behavior, slights, brawls, and scandals come alive in Ruth Goodman’s uproarious history for mischievous Anglophiles.With this “impeccable” (BBC History) chronicle, acclaimed popular historian Ruth Goodman reveals a Renaissance Britain particularly rank with troublemakers. From snooty needlers who took aim with a cutting “thee,” to lowbrow drunkards with revolting table ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

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    How to Behave Badly in Elizabethan England

    A Guide for Knaves, Fools, Harlots, Cuckolds, Drunkards, Liars, Thieves, and Braggarts

    by Ruth Goodman ...
    Narrated by Jennifer M. Dixon ...


    10 hours 57 min

    Every age and social strata has its bad eggs, rule-breakers, and nose-thumbers. As acclaimed popular historian and author of How to Be a Victorian Ruth Goodman shows in her madcap chronicle, Elizabethan England was particularly rank with troublemakers, from snooty needlers who took aim with a cutting "thee," to lowbrow drunkards with revolting table manners. Goodman draws on advice manuals, court ... Read more

    $24.99 USD or FREE with audiobook trial

  • When Good Men Behave Badly

    Change Your Behavior, Change Your Relationship

    This is the only book written specifically for men in a language that is respectful to men, about how to deal better with the most important relationships in their lives. It provides real tools for men who have trouble dealing with the emotional demands of relationships and those affected by them.The premise of this book is that good, well-intentioned men can, in times of stress and emotional ... Read more

    $13.09 USD

  • When Men Behave Badly

    The Hidden Roots of Sexual Deception, Harassment, and Assault

    A leading evolutionary psychologist and sex researcher provides a unified new theory of sexual conflict and shows how its battles play out in the bar room, the bedroom, and the boardroom.Sexual conflict permeates ancient religions, from injunctions about thy neighbor's wife to the permissible rape of infidels. It is etched in written laws that dictate who can and cannot have sex with whom. Its ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Who Killed Kit Marlowe?: A Contract to Murder in Elizabethan England

    by M. J. Trow ...
    Kit Marlowe was the bad boy of Elizabethan drama. His 'mighty line' of iambic pentameter transformed the miracle plays of the Middle Ages into modern drama and he paved the way for Shakespeare and a dozen other greats who stole his metre and his ideas. When he died, stabbed through the eye in what appeared to be a tavern brawl in Deptford in May 1593, he was only 29 and many people believed that ... Read more

    $4.99 USD

  • Dangerous Days in Elizabethan England

    Thieves, Tricksters, Bards and Bawds

    by Terry Deary ...
    The reign of Elizabeth I - a Golden Age? Try asking her subjects...Elizabethans did all they could to survive in an age of sin and bling, of beddings and beheadings, galleons and guns. Explorers set sail for new worlds, risking everything to bring back slaves, gold and the priceless potato. Elizabeth lined her coffers while her subjects lived in squalor with hunger, violence and misery as ... Read more

    $1.99 USD

  • Sex in Elizabethan England

    by Alan Haynes ...
    Approached through the literature and literary personalities of the period, this fascinating study examines sexual behaviour in the Elizabethan age. Although there is much we will never know, poets and playwrights can provide valuable insights into our ancestors' sexual lives. Here, with help from the work of figures such as Shakespeare, Marlowe and Donne, Alan Haynes builds up a vivid picture of ... Read more

    $11.39 USD

  • God's Traitors

    Terror and Faith in Elizabethan England

    by Jessie Childs ...
    For many Catholics, the Elizabethan "Golden Age" was an alien concept. Following the criminalization of their religion by Elizabeth I, nearly two hundred Catholics were executed, and many more wasted away in prison during her reign. Torture was used more than at any other time in England's history. While some bowed to the pressure of the government and new church, publicly conforming to acts of ... Read more

    $23.79 USD

  • The Trials of Margaret Clitherow

    Persecution, Martyrdom and the Politics of Sanctity in Elizabethan England

    Thoroughly updated with newly discovered archival material, this second edition of The Trials of Margaret Clitherow demonstrates that the complicated and controversial life story of Margaret Clitherow is not as unique as it was once thought. In fact, Peter Lake and Michael Questier argue that her case was comparable to those of other separatist females who were in trouble with the law at the same ... Read more

    $28.39 USD

  • Catholic Resistance in Elizabethan England

    Robert Persons's Jesuit Polemic, 1580–1610

    series Catholic Christendom, 1300-1700
    During his lifetime, the Jesuit priest Robert Persons (1546-1610) was arguably the leading figure fighting for the re-establishment of Catholicism in England. Whilst his colleague Edmund Campion may now be better known it was Persons's tireless efforts that kept the Jesuit mission alive during the difficult days of Elizabeth's reign. In this new study, Person's life and phenomenal literary output ... Read more

    $44.09 USD

  • Catholic Loyalism in Elizabethan England

    Although the varying attitudes toward the English crown and the order of English society were central to the differences between the loyalists and the militants, disagreements involved many questions other than political ones, including the role of the Jesuits in the English mission and the nature of church government. This first work to concentrate on the Elizabethan Catholic church relates party ... Read more

    $28.49 USD

  • Making Magic in Elizabethan England

    Two Early Modern Vernacular Books of Magic

    series Magic in History
    This volume presents editions of two fascinating anonymous and untitled manuscripts of magic produced in Elizabethan England: the Antiphoner Notebook and the Boxgrove Manual. Frank Klaassen uses these texts, which he argues are representative of the overwhelming majority of magical practitioners, to explain how magic changed during this period and why these developments were crucial to the ... Read more

    $35.99 USD