In this exploration of real life in the Tudor and Stuart age, you will discover: how to choose the perfect insult, whether it be draggletail, strumpet, ninny-hammer or stinkard; why quoting Shakespeare was very poor form; why flashing the inside of your hat could repulse someone; the best way to mock accents, preachers and soldiers - and much more. Ruth Goodman draws upon advice books and manuals, court cases and sermons, drama and imagery for the bad behaviour which reveals a past world from the bottom up.
  • Author: Goodman, Ruth
  • Publisher: Michael O'Mara Books Ltd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Publication Date: 03/09/2020
  • ISBN: 9781789292664
  • B-Code: B052201
  • Pages: 368
  • Dimensions: 198x129mm