The University of Wisconsin Press
Popular Culture / British Studies / European History
Elizabethan Popular Culture
Leonard R. N. Ashley
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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LC: 88-071063 DA
324 pp. 6 x 9
50 b/w illus.
Paper $24.95 s
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