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Dangerous Days in Elizabethan England : Thieves, Tricksters, Bards and Bawds, Paperback / softback Book

Dangerous Days in Elizabethan England : Thieves, Tricksters, Bards and Bawds Paperback / softback

Part of the Dangerous Days series


The reign of Elizabeth I - a Golden Age? Try asking her subjects... Elizabethans did all they could to survive in an age of sin and bling, of beddings and beheadings, galleons and guns.

Explorers set sail for new worlds, risking everything to bring back slaves, gold and the priceless potato.

Elizabeth lined her coffers while her subjects lived in squalor with hunger, violence and misery as bedfellows.

Shakespeare shone and yet the beggars, doxies and thieves scraped and cheated to survive in the shadows.

These were dangerous days. If you survived the villains, and the diseases didn't get you, then the lawmen might.

Pick the wrong religion and the scaffold or stake awaited you.

The toothless, red-wigged queen sparkled in her jewelled dresses, but the Golden Age was only the surface of the coin.

The rest was base metal.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: British & Irish history
  • ISBN: 9781780226378

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