A Compendium of Common Knowledge, 1558-1603: Elizabethan Commonplaces for Writers... Maggie Secara Buy New: $16.07 / Used: $11.42 (12 avail) The Compendium of Common Knowedge (1558-1603) offers insight into ordinary lives-both common and noble-in the England of Queen Elizabeth I and Shakespeare. In this little book you'll find notes on Elizabethan food, occupations, games, and pastimes, also religion, manners, attitudes, and education-the little details that make up daily life, that everyone knows without thinking. The Compendium, used on-line by Renaissance fairs and schools all over the world, provides a unique reference for writers, students, actors, re-enactors, and Elizabethan enthusiasts of all kinds.
The Writer's Guide to Everyday Life in Renaissance England (Writer's Guides to Everyday... Kathy Lynn Emerson Buy New: $7.99 / Used: $3.75 (21 avail) Writers will save hours of valuable research time and bring a richness and historical accuracy to their work as they reference the slice-of-life facts depicted for each of these major time periods. Each book contains descriptions of the period's food and clothes; customs and slang; occupations; common religious and political practices; and other historical details.