How to Behave Badly in Renaissance Britain

How to Behave Badly in Renaissance Britain

Hardback320pp Illustrated230x150mm

9781782438496     Product Code: 506370

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From curses to strategically timed bows that could signal disdain rather than deference, and outright violence exhibited across the social classes, Ruth Goodman explores the language and actions considered rude in the 15th and 16th centuries. With anecdotes and examples from contemporary manuals, court cases and sermons, she demonstrates how unconventional behaviour can reveal as much about society as its norms, whether a subtle faux pas born of ignorance or a defiant snubbing of etiquette.

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