The blog of historical novelist Brandy Purdy a.k.a. Emily Purdy
Sunday, July 15, 2012
Pleasures and Pastimes In Tudor England by Alison Sim
I’ve read several of Ms.
Sims books on various aspects of life in Tudor England and I find them to be a
great introduction if you’re new to the subject or a nice refresher course if
you already have some degree of familiarity.
one focuses on the lighter side of life, the things people did for fun in the
long ago days before movie theatres, tv, and the internet. Ms. Sims takes the
reader on a tour of the tournaments, pageants, religious ceremonies, weddings,
christenings, funerals, games, sporting events, and theatricals people of the
time attended. She also delves into the fashions, music, and popular dances of
the period. Whether you write about the Tudors or just enjoying reading about
them, this is a great book that’s not overly scholarly or pedantic to help
understand the people and their way of life better.
Brandy Purdy is the author of several historical novels. When she's not writing, she enjoys spending time with her cat, Tabby, reading, watching classic movies, coloring, and listening to music. She first became interested in history at the age of nine or ten when she read a book of ghost stories that contained a chapter about the ghost of Anne Boleyn haunting the Tower of London. As both a reader and a writer, the stories that intrigue her most are the lives of misunderstood, flawed, and damaged people, and those whose voices have been lost to history.
Emily Purdy is the pen name used by Brandy Purdy for the UK editions of her books. Many of these books were given new titles for their UK release, but within the covers they are the same as the original US versions.
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