The Tudors: The Kings & Queens of England's Golden Age

Overview

The Tudor dynasty presided over one of the most dynamic periods in English history, an era that witnessed courtly conspiracies and public executions, religious reformation and exploration. Its fearsome monarchs transformed England from a minor medieval kingdom into a major player on the world stage.

The Tudors reveals the complex personalities behind this powerful family, and the passions and jealousies that spurred them on. From the penny-pinching Henry VII to his profligate, ...

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Overview

The Tudor dynasty presided over one of the most dynamic periods in English history, an era that witnessed courtly conspiracies and public executions, religious reformation and exploration. Its fearsome monarchs transformed England from a minor medieval kingdom into a major player on the world stage.

The Tudors reveals the complex personalities behind this powerful family, and the passions and jealousies that spurred them on. From the penny-pinching Henry VII to his profligate, wife-hungry son Henry VIII, and from the religious persecutions of Mary I to the 'golden age' of her sister Elizabeth I, this is a gripping, entertaining romp through a fascinating age.

Special features include:

  • The murder of the Princes in the Tower
  • Medicine in Tudor times
  • Humanism
  • Elizabeth I in love
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781435142954
  • Publisher: Sterling
  • Publication date: 8/6/2012
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.88 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Jane Bingham has a first-class degree in English Literature and an M. Phil in Art History. She worked in museums and publishing, before becoming a full-time writer ten years ago.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Fighting for the Crown 7

Chapter 2 A Dynasty is Born - the Reign of Henry VII 33

Chapter 3 The Promise of Greatness - Young Henry VIII 87

Chapter 4 Turmoil and Tyranny - the Later Reign of Henry VIII 125

Chapter 5 The Boy King and the Nine Days' Queen - Edward and Jane 175

Chapter 6 Bloody Mary - the Life and Reign of Mary I 223

Chapter 7 The Making of a Great Queen - Young Elizabeth 273

Chapter 8 The End of the Dynasty - Gloriana 327

Epilogue: What was the Tudor's Legacy? 379

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