What were the Tudors' favorite perfumes? How did the weather affect their lives? What sounds from the past have been lost? Much has been written about the lives of the Tudors, but it is sometimes difficult to really grasp how they experienced the world, so here take a journey back 500 years, to experience the Tudor world through the five senses. Amy Licence explores the Tudors' relationship with the fabric of their existence, including their homes, food, and clothing, to the wider questions of how they interpreted and presented themselves, and beliefs about life, death, and beyond.
"From portraits to tobacco, from the regular ringing of bells to the foods a melancholy man should avoid, Licence unveils the dynamic reality of Tudor life."—Booklist