Elizabethan Popular Culture

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Bowling Green State University Popular Press, 1988 - 316 pages

Leonard R. N. Ashley delights readers with a collection of facts and folklore of the people of Queen Elizabeth I's era. He describes sports and pastimes, religion and superstition, cooking, life in town and country, and the rising bourgeois class. In chapters titled as "Cakes and Ale," "The Playhouse and the Bearbaiting Pit," and "Hey nonny nonny," Ashley paints an enlightening portrait of a time made memorable by Shakespeare and his contemporaries.

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The Chamber of the King
City People and Country People
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About the author (1988)

Leonard R. N. Ashley is professor of English at Brooklyn College of the City University of New York and author of many books, including The Wonderful World of Superstition, Prophecy, and Luck.

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