ELIZABETHAN LONDON by Martin Holmes

ELIZABETHAN LONDON

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A rather stuffy but busy peregrination about Elizabethan London, vagrantly touching upon pursuits, pleasures, and persuasions of the citizenry, along with the activities of the Queen. With a 1575 map of London for ready reference, the author comments on contemporary structures and gives clues as to the character of various parts of the city. Elizabeth's route to her coronation, major markets, and places of entertainment, are pointed out with a small flurry of historical background. There are some amusing minutiae, for example, an investigation of the varied types of thievery and chicanery in the streets. With fifty illustrations promised, this is a mildly useful smattering for beginning students of the period.

Pub Date: July 1st, 1969
Publisher: Praeger