Lady Fanshawe's Receipt Book

Lady Fanshawe's Receipt Book

An Englishwoman's Life During the Civil War

Paperback430pp Illustrated198x128mm

9781782398127     Product Code: 505955


In the mid 17th century, England was riven by bloody civil war. For Ann Fanshawe, married to a Royalist diplomat, it was a time of insecurity and danger. Throughout the turmoil, she kept a leather-bound book full of ink-stained receipts for everything from life-saving remedies to hot chocolate. That volume forms the basis for this account of her attempts to keep a household together in the face of adversity, and her passionate devotion to the Stuart cause.

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