The Last Tudor

Author: Philippa Gregory
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 147675876X
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Reimagines the lives of Lady Jane Grey and her two sisters, who respectively endure imprisonment, a secret marriage, and marginalization under the eyes of the Tudor queens Mary and Elizabeth.

Elizabeth I

Author: Meg Harper
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1408163659
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The story of Elizabeth I, the last Tudor monarch, is one of enduring fascination. Daughter of the tyrannical Henry VIII and sister of the embittered Queen Mary, Elizabeth did well to survive her childhood. Clever, learned and skilled in diplomacy, as queen she presided over a golden age of literature, exploration and discovery. A selective version of events from Elizabeth's life focuses on her younger years, without distorting the picture of a reign dominated by war, political intrigue and religious disputes. Lives in Action is a series of narrative biographies that recount the lives of some of the key figures in history. Page-turning, thrilling plots that read like fiction will keep the most reluctant reader hooked.

The Last White Rose The Secret Wars Of The Tudors

Author: Desmond Seward
Publisher: Pegasus Books
ISBN: 1605985902
Size: 75.79 MB
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A brilliant new interpretation of one of the most dramatic periods of British history: the Tudor victory and their dynasty. One of the most dramatic periods of British history, the Wars of the Roses didn't end at the Battle of Bosworth in 1485. Despite the death of Richard III and Henry VII's victory, it continued underground into the following century with plots, pretenders and subterfuge by the ousted white rose faction. In a brand new interpretation of this turning point in history, well-known historian Desmond Seward reviews the story of the Tudors' seizure of the throne and shows that for many years they were far from secure. He challenges the way we look at the reigns of Henry VII and Henry VIII, explaining why there were so many Yorkist pretenders and conspiracies, and why the new dynasty had such difficulty establishing itself. King Richard's nephews, the Earl of Warwick and the little known de la Pole brothers, all had the support of dangerous enemies overseas, while England was split when the lowly Perkin Warbeck skillfully impersonated one of the princes in the tower in order to claim the right to the throne. Warwick's surviving sister Margaret also became the desperate focus of hopes that the White Rose would be reborn. The book also offers a new perspective on why Henry VIII, constantly threatened by treachery, real or imagined, and desperate to secure his power with a male heir, became a tyrant.

The Taming Of The Queen

Author: Philippa Gregory
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476758794
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By the #1 New York Times bestselling author behind the Starz original series The White Queen, a riveting new Tudor tale featuring King Henry VIII’s sixth wife Kateryn Parr, the first English queen to publish under her own name. Why would a woman marry a serial killer? Because she cannot refuse… Kateryn Parr, a thirty-year-old widow in a secret affair with a new lover, has no choice when a man old enough to be her father who has buried four wives—King Henry VIII—commands her to marry him. Kateryn has no doubt about the danger she faces: the previous queen lasted sixteen months, the one before barely half a year. But Henry adores his new bride and Kateryn’s trust in him grows as she unites the royal family, creates a radical study circle at the heart of the court, and rules the kingdom as Regent. But is this enough to keep her safe? A leader of religious reform and the first woman to publish in English, Kateryn stands out as an independent woman with a mind of her own. But she cannot save the Protestants, under threat for their faith, and Henry’s dangerous gaze turns on her. The traditional churchmen and rivals for power accuse her of heresy—the punishment is death by fire and the king’s name is on the warrant… From an author who has described all of Henry’s queens comes a deeply intimate portrayal of the last: a woman who longed for passion, power, and education at the court of a medieval killer.

William Cecil Ireland And The Tudor State

Author: Christopher Maginn
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199697159
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Explores the relationship between England and Ireland in the Tudor period using William Cecil as a vehicle for historical enquiry. Argues that Cecil shaped the course and character of Tudor rule in Ireland in Elizabeth's reign more than any other figure, and offers a major reappraisal of this crucial period in the histories of England and Ireland.

Concise Character Portraits Of England S Tudor Stuart Andprotectorate Rulers 1456 1714 A D

Author: Chris Stubbs
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
ISBN: 1490735291
Size: 78.18 MB
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This book presents character portraits of Tudor, Stuart, and Protectorate rulers of England from AD 1456 to 1714. The author derived the portraits following a previously described method by sorting and blending interpretations from each rulers epoch and birth charts. Please note that none of the interpretations are the authors, that he has included all points obtained but that he has minimised duplication. The unpolished portraits generated are impartial, free from bias, and consist of relatively modern expressions for appreciation and comparison purposes. Concise has been added to the title because the most speculative, the more mundane, and the least relevant interpretations have been relegated to smaller print, but the order throughout each portrait remains unchanged. Additionally, Appendix 1 collects all the natal charts and comments on them. In case of further interest, Appendix 2 assembles the natal charts of some of Englands nearly rulers during the time frame of the book. Finally, Appendix 3 examines the Tudors and Stuarts separately to try and find group heredity traits among them. The results obtained also start to support the idea that, importantly, we are members of the solar system even though, naturally, we are Earthlings first.

Women And Tudor Tragedy

Author: Allyna E. Ward
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1611476011
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Women and Tudor Tragedy explores the interconnected relationships of women as writers, dramatic characters, and political participants in Tudor England to reveal the importance of these to the understanding of women s place in English culture, political, and religious life."