Intrigue and Treason: The Tudor Court, 1547-1558

Hardcover (Print)
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $15.14
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 68%)
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (15) from $15.14   
  • New (6) from $30.70   
  • Used (9) from $15.12   


With Elizabeth and Henry VIII dominant, the Tudor world still captures the popular imagination today. Yet how did the court change from Henry's ruggedly masculine environment to Elizabeth's feminine world? This book meticulously analyses events from the school room of Edward, through Mary and Philip's reign and right through to the era of Elizabeth's loving virgin circle. It charts how the court changed through a series of plots, affairs and religious rollercoasters that sent seismic waves reaching to the heart of the royal family.For readers interested in the early monarchy.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

'This is a penetrating and colourful study of the mid-Tudor Court. Loades has responded to both the revived interest in Edwardian and Marian politics and the current fascination with the Court to explore and demonstrate the role of the royal home as a political arena and the heart of government. He also provides fresh, stimulating and important assessments of Philip, Elizabeth and other focal figures.'

Michael Graves, University of Auckland

' excellent survey of the most difficult period of Tudor history.'

'...well worth reading for those with an interest in Tudor England, or more broadly, Renaissance monarchy in Europe.'

Victoria Stater, American Historical Review, February 2006

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780582772267
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 11/28/2004
  • Pages: 348
  • Sales rank: 1,022,601
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 1.19 (d)

Meet the Author

David Loades is Honorary Research Professor at the University of Sheffield. His previous publications include 'The Tudor Court' (1992) and 'Elizabeth I' (2003).

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents


List of Illustrations

1. The Functioning of the Court 1540-1547

The Court During the Protectorate 1547-49

Educating and Entertaining a Prince

The Politics of the Court 1550-53

The Succession Crisis of July 1553

The Court of a femme seule

King Philip

The Declining Years 1555-58


The Eye of the Storm

Appendix I The Structure of the Court

Appendix II The Chief Officers of the Court

Select Bibliography


Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star


4 Star


3 Star


2 Star


1 Star


Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation


  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)