(black and white edition)

by Marjorie and C. H. B. Quennell

Description: A treasure trove of information about the trappings of life in England in the 16th, 17th, and 18th centuries, when everything was crafted by hand, either in the home or in the workshop of a skilled craftsman. Profusely illustrated with drawings and other illustrations showing the buildings they inhabited, the clothes they wore, the ships they built, the conveyances they used, the games and occupations they enjoyed, as well as the implements used in all endeavors, including agricultural pursuits and the preparation of food. A fine book to round out the picture given by history books that focus primarily on political events and the people involved. For each century a timeline is provided listing kings and queens, famous men, great events, and principal buildings that helps the reader connect the things of a century with the people and events of that era. A book that is enjoyed as much by adults as it is by youth. The four color illustrations in the original edition are rendered in black and white in this edition.

Additional information:

Ages:  13-18
Length:  241 pages
Format:  Paperback
Illustrations:  Black and white
Year published:  2021
ISBN:  978-1-63334-158-6
Genres:  History

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Table of Contents

          CHAPTER I  XVI th Century
Chart—Conditions before the Renaissance—A Fforstaller—Costume—Queen Elizabeth—London Apprentices—The Revival of Learning—Pilgrimage—The Reformation—English Seamen of the Sixteenth Century—Ships—Drake and the  Pelican—The Principle of Sailing—The Galleys—Galleons—Trade and  Discovery—Grammar Schools—Colleges—Cathedrals—Clergy—Timberframed Houses—Wood-working—An Old Will—Pots and Pans—Land-holding—Land-enclosing—Windmills—Gardens—The Larger Houses—The Renaissance—Wooden Staircases—The “Orders” of Architecture—The Hall—Musical Instruments—Archery—Early Guns—Hunting—“The Breaking Up”—Amusements—The Bohemians—The Fortune Theatre—Coaches—Horn-books—Children’s Tales—Games—Needlework—Visits of Queen Elizabeth—A Wedding—Ornament

          CHAPTER II XVII th Century
Chart—General Conditions—Costume—The Navy—The Dutch War—Life aboard Ship—A Sailor’s Burial—Twelfth Night—Houses—Inigo Jones—Sir Christopher Wren—A Love Letter—Beds—Musical Instruments—Food—Cooking—Cookmaids and Footboys—Coaches—Coach-building—Sedan Chairs—Libraries—Iron-working—Rollingmills—Window Fastenings—Pikemen, Musketeers, and Grenadiers—Life Guards—Wheel-Locks—Agriculture—Early Machinery—Windmills—Theatres—The Duke’s Theatre—Masques—Ben Johnson—Taverns and Coffeehouses—Lord of Misrule—May Day—A Fire-eater—Games—Carving

          CHAPTER III  XVIII th Century
Chart—General Conditions—Sea Fights and Land Battles—Costume—The Navy—Trafalgar—Clippers—Flintlocks—Spinning—Weaving—Steam Engines—Town Planning—Farming—Cattle-breeding—Windmills—House Planning—Proportion—Windows—Glass—Town Houses—Buckingham House—Gardens—Halls—Staircases—Beds—Pianos—Tinder—Pothooks and Hangers—Spits—Rush-lights—Gardens—“Capability” Brown—Sea-bathing—Travelling—Vehicles—Waggons—Gaming—Circus—Astley’s—Polanders and Pyramids—Games and Toys—Tea Gardens and Masked Balls—Newspapers—Table

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