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Shakespeare's London On Five Groats a Day

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Title: Shakespeare's London On Five Groats a Day
Author: Tames, Richard
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The perfect introduction to London at the time of Shakespeare – a unique, witty and authoritative guide that will appeal to a mass audience. The third volume in the bestselling time-travel series that also includes 'Ancient Rome on Five Denarii a Day' and 'Ancient Athens on Five Drachmas a Day'. The text is enlivened by cleverly chosen quotations and quirky fact boxes on London Lore, London Living and London Language Taps into the continuing appeal of the Tudors for the book-buying and movie-going public. Ideal for history buffs, armchair travellers, tourists and lovers of Shakespeare everywhere. Illustrated with evocative contemporary woodcuts and engravings, reproduced in colour and black and white. 70 images, 14 in colour.

This entertaining and fact-packed guide provides all the information you'll need to travel back in time to Elizabethan London – a booming city of courtiers, cutthroats, merchants, beggars, lawyers, dramatists, apprentices and adventurers. Find out the best way to the capital and where to stay. Saunter over London Bridge, with its hundreds of shops and houses. Glimpse Her Majesty at Whitehall, Europe's largest palace. Watch the finest plays and players at the Rose Theatre, and marvel at the bustle of business in the Royal Exchange. Go down to Greenwich to stand on the deck of the Golden Hind, the ship that Sir Francis Drake sailed around the world. This intriguingly addictive guide provides all you need to know to sightsee, shop and meet the famous in the capital of a nation stirring to greatness.

Richard Tames is a Lecturer on London’s history for the Institute of Tourist Guilding. He has written over twenty books on London, including London: A Cultural History, A Traveller's History of London, Political London, Theatrical London and Sporting London.

Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
Publication date: 01/05/2009
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9780500251508
Publishing status: To Order
Shakespeare's London On Five Groats a Day