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How to Behave Badly in Elizabethan England: A Guide for Knaves, Fools, Harlots, Cuckolds, Drunkards, Liars, Thieves, and Braggarts

  • Ruth Goodman
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  • ISBN-10: 143286257X
  • ISBN-13: 9781432862572
  • DDC: 942.05
  • Shipping Weight: 1.45 lbs ( .66 kgs)
  • 490 Pages | Hardcover
  • Published/Released March 2019

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Every age has its bad eggs, rule-breakers and nose-thumbers, and Elizabethan England was particularly rank with troublemakers — from snooty needlers who took aim with a cutting “thee,” to lowbrow drunkards with revolting table manners. Acclaimed popular historian Ruth Goodman draws on advice manuals, court cases, and sermons to offer a colorfully crude portrait of offenses most foul. Mischievous readers will delight in this celebration of one of history’s naughtiest periods, when derision was an art form.