The Tudors

The Tudors
Author: G. J. Meyer
Publsiher: Delacorte Press
Total Pages: 640
Release: 2010-02-23
ISBN 10: 9780440339144
ISBN 13: 0440339146
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Tudors Book Review:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • For the first time in decades comes a fresh look at the fabled Tudor dynasty, comprising some of the most enigmatic figures ever to rule a country. “A thoroughly readable and often compelling narrative . . . Five centuries have not diminished the appetite for all things Tudor.”—Associated Press In 1485, young Henry Tudor, whose claim to the throne was so weak as to be almost laughable, crossed the English Channel from France at the head of a ragtag little army and took the crown from the family that had ruled England for almost four hundred years. Half a century later his son, Henry VIII, desperate to rid himself of his first wife in order to marry a second, launched a reign of terror aimed at taking powers no previous monarch had even dreamed of possessing. In the process he plunged his kingdom into generations of division and disorder, creating a legacy of blood and betrayal that would blight the lives of his children and the destiny of his country. The boy king Edward VI, a fervent believer in reforming the English church, died before bringing to fruition his dream of a second English Reformation. Mary I, the disgraced daughter of Catherine of Aragon, tried and failed to reestablish the Catholic Church and produce an heir. And finally came Elizabeth I, who devoted her life to creating an image of herself as Gloriana the Virgin Queen but, behind that mask, sacrificed all chance of personal happiness in order to survive. The Tudors weaves together all the sinners and saints, the tragedies and triumphs, the high dreams and dark crimes, that reveal the Tudor era to be, in its enthralling, notorious truth, as momentous and as fascinating as the fictions audiences have come to love. BONUS: This edition contains a The Tudors discussion guide. Praise for The Tudors “A rich and vibrant tapestry.”—The Star-Ledger “A thoroughly readable and often compelling narrative . . . Five centuries have not diminished the appetite for all things Tudor.”—Associated Press “Energetic and comprehensive . . . [a] sweeping history of the gloriously infamous Tudor era . . . Unlike the somewhat ponderous British biographies of the Henrys, Elizabeths, and Boleyns that seem to pop up perennially, The Tudors displays flashy, fresh irreverence [and cuts] to the quick of the action.”—Kirkus Reviews “[A] cheeky, nuanced, and authoritative perspective . . . brims with enriching background discussions.”—Publishers Weekly “[A] lively new history.”—Bloomberg

First of the Tudors

First of the Tudors
Author: Joanna Hickson
Publsiher: HarperCollins UK
Total Pages: 528
Release: 2016-12-01
ISBN 10: 0008139717
ISBN 13: 9780008139711
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

First of the Tudors Book Review:

‘A great tale... the golden thread that led to the crown of England’ Conn Iggulden

Margaret Beaufort

Margaret Beaufort
Author: Elizabeth Norton
Publsiher: Amberley Pub Plc
Total Pages: 255
Release: 2011
ISBN 10: 9781445605784
ISBN 13: 1445605783
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Margaret Beaufort Book Review:

• Philippa Gregory's latest bestseller The Red Queen is the fictionalised life of Lady Margaret Beaufort. • £9.99 B-format paperback of hugely successful hardback published in 2010. • First-ever biography of Lady Margaret Beaufort. • Author's last book Catherine Parr received excellent reviews: 'Scintillating' THE FINANCIAL TIMES; 'Norton cuts an admirably clear path through tangled Tudor intrigues' JENNY UGLOW. Born in the midst of the Wars of the Roses, Margaret Beaufort became the greatest heiress of her time. She survived a turbulent life, marrying four times and enduring imprisonment before passing her claim to the crown of England to her son, Henry VII, the first of the Tudor monarchs. Margaret's royal blood placed her on the fringes of the Lancastrian royal dynasty. After divorcing her first husband at the age of ten, she married the king's half-brother, Edmund Tudor, becoming a widow and bearing her only child, the future Henry VII, before her fourteenth birthday. Margaret was always passionately devoted to the interests of her son who claimed the throne through her. She embroiled herself in both treason and conspiracy as she sought to promote his claims, allying herself with the Yorkist Queen, Elizabeth Woodville, in an attempt to depose Richard III. She was imprisoned by Richard and her lands confiscated, but she continued to work on her son's behalf, ultimately persuading her fourth husband, the powerful Lord Stanley, to abandon the king in favour of Henry on the eve of the decisive Battle of Bosworth. It was Lord Stanley himself who placed the crown on Henry's head on the battlefield. Henry VII gave his mother unparalleled prominence during his reign. She established herself as an independent woman and ended her life as regent of England, ruling on behalf of her seventeen-year-old grandson, Henry VIII.

Tudors: The History of England from Henry VIII to Elizabeth I

Tudors: The History of England from Henry VIII to Elizabeth I
Author: Peter Ackroyd
Publsiher: Macmillan
Total Pages: 528
Release: 2013-10-08
ISBN 10: 125003759X
ISBN 13: 9781250037596
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tudors: The History of England from Henry VIII to Elizabeth I Book Review:

Peter Ackroyd, one of Britain's most acclaimed writers, brings the age of the Tudors to vivid life in this monumental book in his The History of England series, charting the course of English history from Henry VIII's cataclysmic break with Rome to the epic rule of Elizabeth I. Rich in detail and atmosphere, Peter Ackroyd's Tudors is the story of Henry VIII's relentless pursuit of both the perfect wife and the perfect heir; of how the brief reign of the teenage king, Edward VI, gave way to the violent reimposition of Catholicism and the stench of bonfires under "Bloody Mary." It tells, too, of the long reign of Elizabeth I, which, though marked by civil strife, plots against the queen and even an invasion force, finally brought stability. Above all, however, it is the story of the English Reformation and the making of the Anglican Church. At the beginning of the sixteenth century, England was still largely feudal and looked to Rome for direction; at its end, it was a country where good governance was the duty of the state, not the church, and where men and women began to look to themselves for answers rather than to those who ruled them.

Winter King

Winter King
Author: Thomas Penn
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2012-03-06
ISBN 10: 1439191581
ISBN 13: 9781439191583
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Winter King Book Review:

A fresh look at the endlessly fascinating Tudors—the dramatic and overlooked story of Henry VII and his founding of the Tudor Dynasty—filled with spies, plots, counterplots, and an uneasy royal succession to Henry VIII. In 1501, England had been ravaged for decades by conspiracy, coups, and violence. Through luck, guile, and ruthlessness, Henry VII, the first of the Tudor kings, emerged as ruler—but as a fugitive with a flimsy claim to England’s throne, he remained a usurper and false king to many, and his hold on power was precarious. But Henry had a crucial asset: his queen and their children, the living embodiment of his hoped-for dynasty. His marriage to Queen Elizabeth united the houses of Lancaster and York, the warring parties that had fought the bloody century-long Wars of the Roses. Now their older son, Arthur, was about to marry a Spanish princess. On a cold November day sixteen-year-old Catherine of Aragon arrived in London for a wedding that would mark a triumphal moment in Henry’s reign. But Henry’s plans for his son would not happen—and waiting in the wings was the impetuous younger brother, the future Henry VIII. Rich with drama and insight, Winter King is an astonishing story of pageantry, treachery, intrigue, and incident—and the fraught, dangerous birth of Tudor England.

The Tudors

The Tudors
Author: David Loades
Publsiher: A&C Black
Total Pages: 235
Release: 2012-03-08
ISBN 10: 1441136908
ISBN 13: 9781441136909
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Tudors Book Review:

A new and comprehensive overview of the complete Tudor dynasty taking in the most recent scholarship.

Uncrowned Queen

Uncrowned Queen
Author: Nicola Tallis
Publsiher: Basic Books
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2020-07-28
ISBN 10: 1541617886
ISBN 13: 9781541617889
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Uncrowned Queen Book Review:

An "impeccably researched and beautifully written" biography of Lady Margaret Beaufort, matriarch of the Tudor dynasty (Tracy Borman, author of The Private Lives of the Tudors and Elizabeth's Women). In 1485, Henry VII became the first Tudor king of England. His victory owed much to his mother, Lady Margaret Beaufort. Over decades and across countries, Margaret had schemed to install her son on the throne and end the War of the Roses. Margaret's extraordinarily close relationship with Henry, coupled with her role in political and ceremonial affairs, ensured that she was treated -- and behaved -- as a queen in all but name. Against a lavish backdrop of pageantry and ambition, court intrigue and war, historian Nicola Tallis illuminates how a dynamic, brilliant woman orchestrated the rise of the Tudors.

Jasper Tudor

Jasper Tudor
Author: Terry Breverton
Publsiher: Amberley Publishing Limited
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2014-08-15
ISBN 10: 1445634023
ISBN 13: 9781445634029
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Jasper Tudor Book Review:

The Man Who Made the Tudor Dynasty

The Tudor Kitchen

The Tudor Kitchen
Author: Terry Breverton
Publsiher: Amberley Publishing Limited
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2015-09-15
ISBN 10: 144564875X
ISBN 13: 9781445648750
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Tudor Kitchen Book Review:

A fascinating history of Tudor food and drink, from swan-neck soup to roasted-alive goose.

Dark History of the Tudors

Dark History of the Tudors
Author: Judith John
Publsiher: Amber Books Ltd
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2014-03-26
ISBN 10: 178274181X
ISBN 13: 9781782741817
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dark History of the Tudors Book Review:

Divorced, beheaded, died, Divorced, beheaded, survived. – the fates of Henry VIII’s wives Beginning with the victory of Henry Tudor over Richard III at Bosworth Field in 1485, and ending with the death of the childless Elizabeth I in 1603 following a 45-year reign, the Tudor dynasty marks a period in British history where England was transformed from a minor medieval kingdom to a preeminent European power on the verge of empire. Yet this period of great upheaval had a dark side: Henry VIII’s notorious break with the Roman Catholic Church and his divorce or execution of four of his six wives; the sad story of teenaged Lady Jane Grey, who was monarch for just nine days before being executed in favor of the Catholic Mary I; and Queen Elizabeth I, who defeated the Spanish Armada, suppressed the Irish rebellion, and sponsored pirates and slave traders in the quest for new territories in America. Illustrated with 180 photographs, paintings, and illustrations, Dark History of the Tudors is a fascinating, accessible account of the murder, adultery, and religious turmoil that characterized England’s most infamous royal dynasty.

The First of the Tudors

The First of the Tudors
Author: Michael Van Cleave Alexander
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 280
Release: 1980
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015002684523
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The First of the Tudors Book Review:

The First of the Tudors

The First of the Tudors
Author: Michael Van Cleave Alexander
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 280
Release: 1980
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015002684523
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The First of the Tudors Book Review:

The Tudor Crown

The Tudor Crown
Author: Joanna Hickson
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 544
Release: 2018-05-31
ISBN 10: 0008139741
ISBN 13: 9780008139742
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Tudor Crown Book Review:

‘An intriguing tale, told with confidence’ The Times

England Under the Tudors

England Under the Tudors
Author: G.R. Elton
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 540
Release: 2012-10-12
ISBN 10: 1136786597
ISBN 13: 9781136786594
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

England Under the Tudors Book Review:

First published in 1955 and never out of print, this wonderfully written text by one of the great historians of the twentieth century has guided generations of students through the turbulent history of Tudor England. Now in its third edition, England Under the Tudors charts a historical period that saw some monumental changes in religion, monarchy, government and the arts. Elton's classic and highly readable introduction to the Tudor period offers an essential source of information from the start of Henry VII's reign to the death of Elizabeth I.

The Tudor Throne

The Tudor Throne
Author: Brandy Purdy
Publsiher: Kensington Publishing Corp.
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2011-01-28
ISBN 10: 0758272340
ISBN 13: 9780758272348
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Tudor Throne Book Review:

In the wake of King Henry VIII's death, England's throne is left in a precarious state-as is the peculiar relationship between his two daughters. Mary, the elder, once treasured, had been declared a bastard in favor of her flame-haired half-sister, Elizabeth, born of the doomed Anne Boleyn. Yet the bond between the sisters was palpable from the start. Now reinstated, Mary eventually assumes her place as queen. But as Mary's religious zeal evolves into a reign of terror, young Elizabeth gains the people's favor. Gripped by a tormenting paranoia, Mary is soon convinced that her beloved Elizabeth is in fact her worst enemy. And the virginal Elizabeth, whose true love is her country, must defy her tyrannical sister to make way for a new era. . . A brilliant portrait of the rule of "Bloody Mary" and her intricate relationship with Elizabeth I, the adored "Virgin Queen," here is a riveting tale of one family's sordid and extraordinary chapter in the pages of history. Praise for Brandy Purdy and The Boleyn Wife "Recommended for readers who can't get enough of the Tudors and have devoured all of Philippa Gregory's books." --Library Journal

The Agincourt Bride

The Agincourt Bride
Author: Joanna Hickson
Publsiher: HarperCollins UK
Total Pages: 592
Release: 2013-01-03
ISBN 10: 0007446985
ISBN 13: 9780007446988
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Agincourt Bride Book Review:

The best-selling novel about the queen who founded the Tudor dynasty. ‘A bewitching first novel...alive with historical detail’ Good Housekeeping.

Foundation

Foundation
Author: Peter Ackroyd
Publsiher: Macmillan
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2012-10-16
ISBN 10: 1250013674
ISBN 13: 9781250013675
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Foundation Book Review:

The first book in Peter Ackroyd's history of England series, which has since been followed up with two more installments, Tudors and Rebellion. In Foundation, the chronicler of London and of its river, the Thames, takes us from the primeval forests of England's prehistory to the death, in 1509, of the first Tudor king, Henry VII. He guides us from the building of Stonehenge to the founding of the two great glories of medieval England: common law and the cathedrals. He shows us glimpses of the country's most distant past--a Neolithic stirrup found in a grave, a Roman fort, a Saxon tomb, a medieval manor house--and describes in rich prose the successive waves of invaders who made England English, despite being themselves Roman, Viking, Saxon, or Norman French. With his extraordinary skill for evoking time and place and his acute eye for the telling detail, Ackroyd recounts the story of warring kings, of civil strife, and foreign wars. But he also gives us a vivid sense of how England's early people lived: the homes they built, the clothes the wore, the food they ate, even the jokes they told. All are brought vividly to life in this history of England through the narrative mastery of one of Britain's finest writers.

The Tudor Bride

The Tudor Bride
Author: Joanna Hickson
Publsiher: HarperCollins UK
Total Pages: 592
Release: 2014-01-02
ISBN 10: 0007447000
ISBN 13: 9780007447008
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Tudor Bride Book Review:

The thrilling story of the French princess who became an English queen, from the best-selling author of The Agincourt Bride. Perfect for fans of The White Queen.

The Tudors on Film and Television

The Tudors on Film and Television
Author: Sue Parrill,William B. Robison
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2013-02-06
ISBN 10: 1476600317
ISBN 13: 9781476600314
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Tudors on Film and Television Book Review:

With its mix of family drama, sex and violence, Britain’s Tudor dynasty (1485–1603) has long excited the interest of filmmakers and moviegoers. Since the birth of movie-making technology, the lives and times of kings Henry VII, Henry VIII, and Edward VI and queens Mary I, Jane Grey and Elizabeth I have remained popular cinematic themes. From 1895’s The Execution of Mary Stuart to 2011’s Anonymous, this comprehensive filmography chronicles every known movie about the Tudor era, including feature films; made-for-television films, mini-series, and series; documentaries; animated films; and shorts. From royal biographies to period pieces to modern movies with flashbacks or time travel, this work reveals how these films both convey the attitudes of Tudor times and reflect the era in which they were made.

Midwifery from Tudors to the 21st Century

Midwifery from Tudors to the 21st Century
Author: Julia Allison
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 204
Release: 2020-06-14
ISBN 10: 1000090000
ISBN 13: 9781000090000
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Midwifery from Tudors to the 21st Century Book Review:

This book recounts the journey of English midwives over six centuries and their battle for survival as a discrete profession, caring safely for childbearing women. With a particular focus on sixteenth and twentieth century midwifery practice, it includes new research which provides evidence of the identity, social status, lives, families and practice of contemporary midwives, and argues that the excellent care given by ecclesiastically licensed midwives in Tudor England was not bettered until the twentieth century. Relying on a wide variety of archived and personally collected material, this history illuminates the lives, words, professional experiences and outcomes of midwives. It explores the place of women in society, the development of midwifery education and regulation, the seventeenth century arrival of the accoucheurs and the continuing drive by obstetricians to medicalise birth. A fascinating and compelling read, it highlights the politics and challenges that have shaped midwifery practice today and encourages readers to be confident in midwifery-led care and giving women choices in childbirth. It is an important read for all those interested in childbirth.