Dangerous Days in Elizabethan England: Thieves, Tricksters, Bards and Bawds - Deary, Terry
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From the author of HORRIBLE HISTORIES comes the third volume in Terry Deary's gritty and humorous history series for adults. 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 bedfellows. Shakespeare shone and yet the beggars and thieves, the doxies and…mehr

Produktbeschreibung
From the author of HORRIBLE HISTORIES comes the third volume in Terry Deary's gritty and humorous history series for adults. 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 bedfellows. Shakespeare shone and yet the beggars and thieves, the doxies and bawdy baskets, kinchins and fraters scraped and cheated to survive in the shadows. These were dangerous days. If you survived the villains, and the diseases didn't get you, then the lawmen might. Pick the wrong religion and the scaffold or stake awaited you. The toothless, red-wigged queen sparkled in her jewelled dresses, but the Golden Age was only the surface of the coin. The rest was base metal. Once again, what we think we know about our history is revealed to be a mish-mash of misconceptions, glory-hogging and downright untruths as Terry Deary explodes the myths that permeate our understanding of the past - with a healthy dash of pitch-black humour.
  • Produktdetails
  • Dangerous Days
  • Verlag: Orion Publishing Group; Weidenfeld & Nicolson
  • Seitenzahl: 280
  • Erscheinungstermin: 27. Januar 2015
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 223mm x 139mm x 27mm
  • Gewicht: 397g
  • ISBN-13: 9780297870609
  • ISBN-10: 0297870602
  • Artikelnr.: 40461698
Autorenporträt
Keen adult interest in the TV version of HORRIBLE HISTORIES illustrates popular interest in Deary's style of history with the gory bits left in: the show has been successfully repackaged for an adult audience on BBC1.

The Elizabethan age remains a firm favourite among history readers and this humorous and dark take on it will appeal to those who are keen to learn more about the 'commoner' experience of the times.

Terry Deary was born in Sunderland in 1946 and now lives in County Durham, where the Marsden family of the Tudor Chronicles live. Once an actor and a teacher of English and drama, he is one of Britain's bestselling children's authors, with over 140 books to his credit, including the phenomenally successful Horrible Histories.