I owe Maggie Secara an apology, she's the author of Life in Elizabethan England- A Compendium of Common Knowledge 1558-1603. I quoted here from her work on this blog and DID forget to link to her wonderful site. I usually try to make sure this doesn't happen. However- it was a good thing to hear from her as she told me her book is now in paperback.
So please visit her website and enjoy and I have made sure the original words I quoted are now linked.
I am sorry Ms Secara, I am such a big fan of your work.