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How to Be a Tudor

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  To understand how our forebears lived, of course you’ll read period records, diaries and literature. There would still be things you wouldn’t fully grasp though, like how they smelled. So when historian Ruth Goodman wanted to understand 16th century English life, she “tudored.” She skipped bathing, brushed her teeth with soot, and slept on rushes. The result of her adventure is a new book called How to Be a Tudor, and Thursday, she joins Doug for a dawn-to-dusk guide to Tudor life.

Ruth Goodman is an historian of British social and domestic life. She has presented a number of BBC television series, including Tudor Monastery Farm. She's the author of How to Be a Victorian [Indiebound|Amazon] and her new book How to Be a Tudor [Indiebound|Amazon|Audible]