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A Renaissance for Everyone
Did you know that the first shopping mall was opened in London in 1571? That in 16th century England, gifts were given on New Year’s Day but not on Christmas? That beer could be flavored with anything from pepper to lupins?
By: Popinjay Press
The Compendium of Common Knowledge, as web fans already know, is a series of snapshots of daily life in the court and countryside of Shakespeare and Good Queen Bess, written for the everyday reader. Painstakingly researched and illustrated from period sources, each page dishes up details about food, language, games, and gossip, as well as the work, weddings, and beliefs of more than 400 years ago. There’
What can you do with the Compendium in paperback that you can't do online?
- Make notes in the margins
- Read it in bed
- Take it to workshops
- Stash it in the tourney box
- Write a book report
- Give extra copies as gifts
- And best of all—you can use it even when the computer is down!
Author Maggie Secara is a technical writer by trade, with a Master's degree from Cal State Northridge. She is the editor of other Web publications including the Trial of the Earls of Essex and Southampton. She has at various times been a Highland gentlewoman, a Landsknecht campfrau, and the Countess of Southampton, and is currently editing a 1595 household book.
210 pps, tpb, $19.95
To place an order, go to http://www.elizabethan.org/
To arrange a book signing or interview, contact Maggie Secara at 818-571-0392 or email@example.com