Sunday, January 30, 2011

The Tudor Housewife by Alison Sim

This book is--depending on your needs--either a great refresher course or an equally good introduction to what life was like for women from all social classes in Tudor England. A brief book, 168 pages including notes and index, it contains chapters that provide an overview of marriage, childbirth, housework, education, food, medicine, business, and religion in 16th century England.

I think this is a useful reference book for a historical novelist or a student of the era to add to their bookshelves.

Ms. Sims has also written other books on various aspects of Tudor life including food, servants, and pastimes, all definitely worth reading in my opinion.

1 comment:

Natalie said...

I really enjoyed this book as I love to learn about everyday life in Tudor England. 'Pleasures and pastimes in Tudor England' is also very interesting.