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    • How to Be a Tudor

    • A Dawn-to-Dusk Guide to Tudor Life
    • By: Ruth Goodman
    • Narrated by: Heather Wilds
    • Length: 10 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 222
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 198
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 193

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Really wanted to like this

    • By F. Pryor on 09-10-18

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Full Steam Ahead

    • How the Railways Made Britain
    • By: Peter Ginn, Ruth Goodman
    • Narrated by: Peter Ginn, Ruth Goodman
    • Length: 6 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    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.

    Regular price: $12.39

    • How to Be a Tudor

    • A Dawn-to-Dusk Guide to Everyday Life
    • By: Ruth Goodman
    • Narrated by: Patience Tomlinson
    • Length: 11 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 6

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another Great Work by Ruth Goodman

    • By Kindle Customer on 03-18-17

    Regular price: $22.06

    • How to Be a Victorian

    • By: Ruth Goodman
    • Narrated by: Patience Tomlinson
    • Length: 15 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2

    We know what life was like for Victoria and Albert. But what was it like for a commoner like you or me? How did it feel to cook with coal and wash with tea leaves? Drink beer for breakfast and clean your teeth with cuttlefish? Dress in whalebone and feed opium to the baby? Surviving everyday life came down to the gritty details, the small necessities and tricks of living. Drawing on Ruth's unique firsthand experience gained from living on a Victorian farm for a year, this book will teach you everything you need to know about 19th-century living. 

    Regular price: $26.17

    • How to Behave Badly in Renaissance Britain

    • By: Ruth Goodman
    • Narrated by: Ruth Goodman
    • Length: 9 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Historian and popular TV presenter Ruth Goodman offers up a history of offensive language, insulting gestures, insolent behaviour, brawling and scandal in the 16th and 17th centuries - with practical tips on just how to horrify the neighbours. From royalty to peasantry, every age has its bad eggs, those who break all the rules and rub everyone up the wrong way. But their niggling, antisocial and irritating ways tell us about not only what upset people but also what mattered to them, how their society functioned and what kind of world they lived in.

    Regular price: $24.00