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Elizabethan Popular Culture
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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.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Frontmatter
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  1. Contents
  2. p. vii
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. 1-3
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  1. London: The Chamber of the King
  2. pp. 4-11
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  1. City People and Country People
  2. pp. 12-27
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  1. The Underclasses
  2. pp. 28-49
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  1. Cakes and Ale
  2. pp. 50-71
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  1. Popular Reading
  2. pp. 72-115
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  1. Hey nonny nonny
  2. pp. 116-143
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  1. From the Plays: An Age of Song
  2. pp. 144-159
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  1. The Playhouse and the Bearbaiting Pit
  2. pp. 160-177
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  1. Festivals and Celebrations
  2. pp. 178-189
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  1. Love and Marriage
  2. pp. 190-199
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  1. Popular Belief and Reform in Religion
  2. pp. 200-227
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  1. Superstition
  2. pp. 228-239
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  1. Education
  2. pp. 240-273
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  1. Sports and Games
  2. pp. 274-281
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  1. Wise Sayings
  2. pp. 282-289
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  1. Jests and Merry Tales
  2. pp. 290-305
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  1. Elizabeth and Her Court
  2. pp. 306-316
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