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Elizabethan Popular Culture
Leonard R. N. Ashley

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Hey nonny nonny!

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 “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.

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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Cover of Elizabethan Popular Culture is lime green with a purple illustration of cartoon character with a trumpet.

Spring 2010

LC: 88-071063 DA
324 pp. 6 x 9
50 b/w illus.

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Paper $24.95 s
ISBN 978-0-87972-427-6
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