Illustrated with contemporary artworks, photographs, and documents, The Tudors tells the public and private story of England’s most famous royal family and the country they ruled.
Written by Linda Collins and Siobhan Clarke
The Tudors reigned for just over a century (1485–1603), through one of the most colorful and tumultuous periods in English history, marked by tyranny, rebellion, religious fanaticism, and threat of invasion. No other dynasty has so impressed itself on our consciousness, for it was an era just as enthralling and notorious as its portrayal in fiction. Beginning on the bloody battlefield of Bosworth, when Henry Tudor seized the English crown and ended the Wars of the Roses, this book explores the monarchs who have fascinated readers for centuries—including Henry VIII, famous for his six marriages and for breaking from Rome; “Bloody Mary” and her attempt to return England to the Catholic fold; and Elizabeth I, “Gloriana,” who ushered in a new era of discovery and innovation.
“If you want to know about the Tudors, this is an excellent place to start. This stunning, lavishly illustrated book provides a valuable overview of England’s most famous royal dynasty for everyone. Accessible, incisive and informative, it traces an astonishing story and provides fascinating insights into what made the Tudors great.”(Alison Weir, multi-million selling historian and novelist)
About the Authors
Siobhan Clarke has worked for Historic Royal Palaces for 18 years and is based at Hampton Court Palace. As well as specializing in sixteenth-century dress, she delivers lectures on Hampton Court, The Tower of London, and the Banqueting House, Whitehall Palace. She lectures for the National Trust and the Arts Society.
Linda Collins worked for Historic Royal Palaces for 23 years and lectures for the Arts Society. She is a member of the Association of Art Historians and has lectured around the globe. She appeared in PBS television’s Secrets of Henry VIII’s Palace.
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