From poverty to pets, medicine to magic, slang to sex and from wallpaper to women's rights - a glorious portrait of life in London from 1660-1670, by the bestselling author of ELIZABETH'S LONDON. Making use of every possible contemporary source - diaries, memoirs, advice books, government papers, almanacs, even the Register of Patents - Liza Picard presents an engrossing picture of how life in London was really lived in the 1600s: the houses and streets, gardens and parks, cooking, clothes and jewellery, cosmetics, hairdressing, housework, laundry and shopping, medicine and dentistry, sex, education, hobbies, etiquette, law and crime, religion and popular belief.
The London of 350 years ago is vividly brought to life.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 352 pages, 24
- Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
- Publication Date: 01/05/2003
- Category: British & Irish history
- ISBN: 9781842127308