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Tudor history for young ladies.
on 5 August 2013
I picked up this book as I am an avid reader of Tudor history. It was clear within the first couple of pages that the book is for a younger audience, and I think it fulfils its purpose brilliantly. I can imagine young school girls (of pre-teen age) would be fascinated with this, truth be told, rather uncomplicated account of facts and simple writing. But what matters is the fact that British history is correctly presented (facts and dates) and I believe many young girls will learn more from this book (and the whole series) then from their school books.
Even thought the author tried to be historically accurate, there were a couple of mistakes in the narrative (already on page 5 there is a mentioning of the "fork" - there were no forks used in 1536 - Henry VIII and his court still used their hands to handle the food).
Not for adults.