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The Tudors For Dummies by [Loades, David, Trow, Mei]
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Delve inside the Tudor world and discover the facts behind the fiction

The British Isles have witnessed many great regal dynasties through the ages, but none more turbulent, exciting and controversial than the Tudors. This book looks through the history of a legendary era, exploring monarchs such as the infamous Henry VIII, the ruthless Mary I and the indomitable Elizabeth I. Packed with information on the battles, beheadings and royal family bust ups, The Tudors For Dummies is history at its best. Covering everything from the founding of the Church of England to the Spanish Armada, this book reveals why the Tudors were so pivotal in shaping modern Britain.

  • Back to the start find out about daily life in the sixteenth century and discover the roots of the Tudor dynasty

  • Divorced, beheaded, died; divorced, beheaded, survived take an in–depth look at Henry VIII′s ever–changing marital status and the reasons behind his break with the Roman Catholic church

  • Chasing the limelight unravel the chaotic successions of Edward VI, Lady Jane Grey and ′Bloody Mary′

  • The first Elizabeth explore an era of religious and political transformation, taking in the Spanish Armada, her feud with Mary, Queen of Scots, and much more

Open the book and find:

  • What Henry VIII was really like

  • How the Church of England was founded

  • Why Lady Jane Grey was queen for only nine days

  • Why Elizabeth I never married Robert Dudley

  • The history behind the Tudor rose

  • The origins of the Troubles in Ireland

  • How the monarchy changed hands, from Tudors to Stuarts

  • Where to find surviving Tudor buildings

  • What the Tudors did for us

Learn About:

  • Tudor life and times and how they shaped the Britain of today

  • Henry VIII and his unlucky wives

  • The turbulent private and political life of Elizabeth I

  • The bloody battles, rampant diseases and religious divides of the period

About the Author

Professor David Loades is Professor Emeritus at the University of Wales and has taught history at universities including St Andrews and Durham. He has written many books on the Tudor period and is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society.

Mei Trow is a history tutor, lecturer and author who has written numerous historical books on topics ranging from Jack the Ripper to Boudicca. His recent TV work includes Ancient Discoveries and Spartacus for The History Channel.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2486 KB
  • Print Length: 379 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0470687924
  • Publisher: For Dummies; 1 edition (9 Nov. 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars 6 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #529,826 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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A good read and gives a clear overview of the period. Good for anyone with a passing interest in the Tudor period in general.
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I discovered a lot more information about the Tudors that I wasn't taught at school.Easy enjoyable reading and would recommend "The Tudors for Dummies" as reading material for exam revision.
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Excellent book. Wanted to refresh my history memory and this book did just that. It was both informative and easy to read. As you would expect from the dummy series
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