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  • How to Be a Tudor: A Dawn-to-Dusk Guide to Tudor Life | Ruth Goodman

    How to Be a Tudor: A Dawn-to-Dusk Guide to Tudor Life

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Ruth Goodman
    • Narrated By Heather Wilds
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    On the heels of her triumphant How to Be a Victorian, Ruth Goodman travels even further back in English history to the era closest to her heart, the dramatic period from the crowning of Henry VII to the death of Elizabeth I. Drawing on her own adventures living in re-created Tudor conditions, Goodman serves as our intrepid guide to 16th-century living. Proceeding from daybreak to bedtime, this charming, illustrative work celebrates the ordinary lives of those who labored through the era.

    Kathi says: "Excellent book!"
  • Full Steam Ahead: How the Railways Made Britain | Peter Ginn,Ruth Goodman

    Full Steam Ahead: How the Railways Made Britain

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Peter Ginn, Ruth Goodman
    • Narrated By Peter Ginn, Ruth Goodman
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    The Age of Railways was an era of extraordinary change which utterly transformed every aspect of British life - from trade and transportation to health and recreation. Full Steam Ahead reveals how the world we live in today was entirely shaped by the rail network, charting the glorious evolution of rail transportation and how it left its mark on every aspect of life, landscape and culture. Peter Ginn and Ruth Goodman brilliantly bring this revolution to life in their trademark style, which engages and captivates.

  • How to Be a Tudor: A Dawn-to-Dusk Guide to Everyday Life | Ruth Goodman

    How to Be a Tudor: A Dawn-to-Dusk Guide to Everyday Life

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Ruth Goodman
    • Narrated By Patience Tomlinson
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    The Tudor era encompasses some of the greatest changes in our history. But while we know about the historical dramas of the times, what was life really like for a commoner? To answer this question, the renowned 'method historian' Ruth Goodman has slept, washed and cooked as the Tudors did. She is your expert guide to this fascinating era, drawing on years of practical historical study to show how our ancestors coped with everyday life, from how they slept to how they courted.

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