How to Be a Tudor

  • by Ruth Goodman
  • Narrated by Patience Tomlinson
  • 11 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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.
Exploring how the Tudors learnt, danced and even sat and stood according to the latest fashion, she reveals what it all felt, smelt and tasted like, from morning until night.

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Another Great Work by Ruth Goodman

What made the experience of listening to How to Be a Tudor the most enjoyable?

Patience Tomlinson does an excellent job narrating. This was best for times when I couldn't keep full attention on an audio book. If I missed a few words here and there I could still enjoy the experience.


What did you like best about this story?

This book is a collection of historical facts and Ms. Goodman's personal experiences trying to recreate Tudor life. So it's a fun mix of primary sources, historians data analysis, and her own anecdotal experiences on Tudor day to day life.


Any additional comments?

I love Ruth Goodman's work such as the BBC Historical farm series. So if you are already a fan then I think you would enjoy this audiobook.

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Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-01-2016
  • Publisher: Isis Publishing Ltd