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The Private Lives of the Tudors

The Private Lives of the Tudors
Uncovering the Secrets of Britain's Greatest Dynasty

by Tracy Borman

  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2016-05-19
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN : 1444782916
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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'Borman approaches her topic with huge enthusiasm and a keen eye for entertaining...this is a very human story of a remarkable family, full of vignettes that sit long in the mind.' Dan Jones, The Sunday Times 'Tracy Borman's eye for detail is impressive; the book is packed with fascinating courtly minutiae... this is a wonderful book.' The Times 'Borman is an authoritative and engaging writer, good at prising out those humanising details that make the past alive to us.' The Observer 'Fascinating, detailed account of the everyday reality of the royals... This is a book of rich scholarship.' Daily Mail 'Tracy Borman's passion for the Tudor period shines forth from the pages of this fascinatingly detailed book, which vividly illuminates what went on behind the scenes at the Tudor court.' Alison Weir 'I do not live in a corner. A thousand eyes see all I do.' Elizabeth I The Tudor monarchs were constantly surrounded by an army of attendants, courtiers and ministers. Even in their most private moments, they were accompanied by a servant specifically appointed for the task. A groom of the stool would stand patiently by as Henry VIII performed his daily purges, and when Elizabeth I retired for the evening, one of her female servants would sleep at the end of her bed. These attendants knew the truth behind the glamorous exterior. They saw the tears shed by Henry VII upon the death of his son Arthur. They knew the tragic secret behind 'Bloody' Mary's phantom pregnancies. And they saw the 'crooked carcass' beneath Elizabeth I's carefully applied makeup, gowns and accessories. It is the accounts of these eyewitnesses, as well as a rich array of other contemporary sources that historian Tracy Borman has examined more closely than ever before. With new insights and discoveries, and in the same way that she brilliantly illuminated the real Thomas Cromwell - The Private Life of the Tudors will reveal previously unexamined details about the characters we think we know so well.

The Private Lives of the Tudor Monarchs

The Private Lives of the Tudor Monarchs
A Book

by Christopher Falkus

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1974
  • Pages : 127
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"As with all monarchs who rule as well as reign, the gap between the public and private lives of the Tudors is a narrow one. The marriages of Henry VIII and the courtships of Elizabeth were affairs of state; just as th business of government was, in part, a matter of the sovereign's domestic routine. In another sense the Tudors had virtually no private life at all, for privacy itself was a very rare commodity at Court. From morning until night - and through the night - they were almost never alone, accompanied as they were by servants, ladies- or gentlemen-in-waiting, courtiers, officials, favourites, place-seekers. Yet it is precisely this merging of the public and private which gives a special significance to an understanding of the monarchs as personalities, for their characters, temperaments, tastes, qualities, defects, accomplishments, must be viewed in the context of an intensely personal style of government. The selection of documents presented here is intended to reflect some of these aspects, and to illustrate from contemporary material the less formal side of Tudor kingship." -- preface, p. [7].

The Private Lives of the Tudors

The Private Lives of the Tudors
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2016
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Tudors

The Tudors
A Book

by Richard Rex

  • Publisher : Amberley Publishing Limited
  • Release : 2011-02-15
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 1445605813
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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An intimate history of England's most infamous royal family.

THE PRIVATE LIFE OF THE VIRGIN QUEEN

THE PRIVATE LIFE OF THE VIRGIN QUEEN
A Book

by WILLIAM COMYNS BEAUMONT

  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Release : 1947
  • Pages : 309
  • ISBN : 024469821X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Charicles; Or, Illustrations of the Private Life of the Ancient Greeks

Charicles; Or, Illustrations of the Private Life of the Ancient Greeks
With Notes and Excursuses. From the German of Professor Becker

by Wilhelm Adolf Becker

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1889
  • Pages : 512
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Tudors

Tudors
The Illustrated History

by Richard Rex

  • Publisher : Amberley Publishing Limited
  • Release : 2014-11-15
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 1445644037
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The illustrated history of the Tudors from the finest historians working on the period today.

Disability and the Tudors

Disability and the Tudors
All the King's Fools

by Phillipa Vincent Connolly

  • Publisher : Pen and Sword History
  • Release : 2022-01-31
  • Pages : 235
  • ISBN : 1526720086
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Throughout history, how society treated its disabled and infirm can tell us a great deal about the period. Challenged with any impairment, disease or frailty was often a matter of life and death before the advent of modern medicine, so how did a society support the disabled amongst them? For centuries, disabled people and their history have been overlooked - hidden in plain sight. Very little on the infirm and mentally ill was written down during the renaissance period. The Tudor period is no exception and presents a complex, unparalleled story. The sixteenth century was far from exemplary in the treatment of its infirm, but a multifaceted and ambiguous story emerges, where society’s ‘natural fools’ were elevated as much as they were belittled. Meet characters like William Somer, Henry VIII’s fool at court, whom the king depended upon, and learn of how the dissolution of the monasteries contributed to forming an army of ‘sturdy beggars’ who roamed Tudor England without charitable support. From the nobility to the lowest of society, Phillipa Vincent-Connolly casts a light on the lives of disabled people in Tudor England and guides us through the social, religious, cultural, and ruling classes’ response to disability as it was then perceived.

The Private Life of Henry VIII

The Private Life of Henry VIII
The British Film Guide 8

by Greg Walker

  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release : 2003-04-25
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN : 0857715925
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Alexander Korda's masterpiece "The Private Life of Henry VIII" was arguably the most important British film of the pre-war period and a phenomenal, critical and box-office success. Greg Walker's accessible and thoroughly researched book examines the film itself, its makers and its place in the cinematic and cultural history of the period. He examines Korda's subtle treatment of national and "international" identity, his representation of British history, use of modern stereotypes, and discusses the representation of gender and sexuality in the film, including that of Henry's wives and Laughton's award-winning central performance.

The Tudors in Love

The Tudors in Love
The Courtly Code Behind the Last Medieval Dynasty

by Sarah Gristwood

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2021-09-23
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 1786078953
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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‘One of the most important books to be written about the Tudors in a generation.’ Tracy Borman ‘A riveting, pacy page-turner… the Tudors as you’ve never seen them before.’ Alison Weir Why did Henry VIII marry six times? Why did Anne Boleyn have to die? Why did Elizabeth I’s courtiers hail her as a goddess come to earth? The dramas of courtly love have captivated centuries of readers and dreamers. Yet too often they’re dismissed as something existing only in books and song – those old legends of King Arthur and chivalric fantasy. Not so. In this ground-breaking history, Sarah Gristwood reveals the way courtly love made and marred the Tudor dynasty. From Henry VIII declaring himself as the ‘loyal and most assured servant’ of Anne Boleyn to the poems lavished on Elizabeth I by her suitors, the Tudors re-enacted the roles of the devoted lovers and capricious mistresses first laid out in the romances of medieval literature. The Tudors in Love dissects the codes of love, desire and power, unveiling romantic obsessions that have shaped the history of this nation.

Tudor Textiles

Tudor Textiles
A Book

by Eleri Lynn

  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release : 2020-04-03
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN : 0300244126
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A detailed study of Tudor textiles, highlighting their extravagant beauty and their impact on the royal court, fashion, and taste At the Tudor Court, textiles were ubiquitous in decor and ceremony. Tapestries, embroideries, carpets, and hangings were more highly esteemed than paintings and other forms of decorative art. Indeed, in 16th-century Europe, fine textiles were so costly that they were out of reach for average citizens, and even for many nobles. This spectacularly illustrated book tells the story of textiles during the long Tudor century, from the ascendance of Henry VII in 1485 to the death of his granddaughter Elizabeth I in 1603. It places elaborate tapestries, imported carpets, lavish embroidery, and more within the context of religious and political upheavals of the Tudor court, as well as the expanding world of global trade, including previously unstudied encounters between the New World and the Elizabethan court. Special attention is paid to the Field of the Cloth of Gold, a magnificent two-week festival—and unsurpassed display of golden textiles—held in 1520. Even half a millennium later, such extraordinary works remain Tudor society’s strongest projection of wealth, taste, and ultimately power.

Henry VIII and the men who made him

Henry VIII and the men who made him
The secret history behind the Tudor throne

by Tracy Borman

  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2018-11-01
  • Pages : 512
  • ISBN : 1473649900
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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'An outstanding work of historical artistry, a brilliantly woven and pacy story of the men who surrounded, influenced and sometimes plagued Henry VIII.' Alison Weir Henry VIII is well known for his tumultuous relationships with women, and he is often defined by his many marriages. But what do we see if we take a different look? When we see Henry through the men in his life, a new perspective on this famous king emerges. Henry's relationships with the men who surrounded him reveal much about his beliefs, behaviour and character. They show him to be capable of fierce, but seldom abiding loyalty; of raising men only to destroy them later. He loved to be attended and entertained by boisterous young men who shared his passion for sport, but at other times he was more diverted by men of intellect, culture and wit. Often trusting and easily led by his male attendants and advisers during the early years of his reign, he matured into a profoundly suspicious and paranoid king whose favour could be suddenly withdrawn, as many of his later servants found to their cost. His cruelty and ruthlessness would become ever more apparent as his reign progressed, but the tenderness that he displayed towards those he trusted proves that he was never the one-dimensional monster that he is often portrayed as. In this fascinating and often surprising new biography, Tracy Borman reveals Henry's personality in all its multi-faceted, contradictory glory.

King and Collector

King and Collector
Henry VIII and the Art of Kingship

by Linda Collins,Siobhan Clarke

  • Publisher : The History Press
  • Release : 2021-04-15
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN : 0750997095
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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No English king is as well-known to us as Henry VIII: famous for six marriages; for dissolving the monasteries; and for the ruthless destruction of those who stood in his way. But Henry was also an ardent patron of the arts whose tapestries and paintings, purchased in pursuit of glory and magnificence, adorned his lavish court and began the Royal Collection. In contrast to later royal collectors, this king was more interested in storytelling than art for its own sake, and all his commissions relate to one central tale: the glorification of Henry and his realm. His life can be seen through his art collection and the works tell us much about both his kingship and his insecurities. King and Collector tells a unique story of art, power and propaganda in Tudor England.

History, Fiction, and The Tudors

History, Fiction, and The Tudors
Sex, Politics, Power, and Artistic License in the Showtime Television Series

by William B. Robison

  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 2017-02-11
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 1137438835
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This is the first book-length study of the award-winning historical drama The Tudors. In this volume twenty distinguished scholars separate documented history, plausible invention, and outright fantasy in a lively series of scholarly, but accessible and engaging essays. The contributors explore topics including Henry VIII, Catherine of Aragon, Anne Boleyn, his other wives and family, gender and sex, kingship, the court, religion, and entertainments.

The Six Wives and Many Mistresses of Henry VIII

The Six Wives and Many Mistresses of Henry VIII
The Women's Stories

by Amy Licence

  • Publisher : Amberley Publishing Limited
  • Release : 2014-10-08
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN : 1445633795
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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For a King renowned for his love life, Henry VIII has traditionally been depicted as something of a prude, but the story may have been different for the women who shared his bed. How did they take the leap from courtier to lover, to wife? What was Henry really like as a lover? Henry's women were uniquely placed to experience the tension between his chivalric ideals and the lusts of the handsome, tall, athletic king; his first marriage, to Catherine of Aragon, was on one level a fairy-tale romance, but his affairs with Anne Stafford, Elizabeth Carew and Jane Popincourt undermined it early on. Later, his more established mistresses, Bessie Blount and Mary Boleyn, risked their good names by bearing him illegitimate children. Typical of his time, Henry did not see that casual liaisons might threaten his marriage, until he met the one woman who held him at arm's length. The arrival of Anne Boleyn changed everything. Her seductive eyes helped rewrite history. After their passionate marriage turned sour, the king rapidly remarried to Jane Seymour. Henry was a man of great appetites, ready to move heaven and earth for a woman he desired; Licence readdresses the experiences of his wives and mistresses in this frank, modern take on the affairs of his heart. What was it really like to be Mrs Henry VIII?

Uncrowned Queen

Uncrowned Queen
The Life of Margaret Beaufort, Mother of the Tudors

by Nicola Tallis

  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2020-07-28
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN : 1541617886
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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An "impeccably researched and beautifully written" biography of Lady Margaret Beaufort, matriarch of the Tudor dynasty (Tracy Borman, author of The Private Lives of the Tudors and Elizabeth's Women). In 1485, Henry VII became the first Tudor king of England. His victory owed much to his mother, Lady Margaret Beaufort. Over decades and across countries, Margaret had schemed to install her son on the throne and end the War of the Roses. Margaret's extraordinarily close relationship with Henry, coupled with her role in political and ceremonial affairs, ensured that she was treated -- and behaved -- as a queen in all but name. Against a lavish backdrop of pageantry and ambition, court intrigue and war, historian Nicola Tallis illuminates how a dynamic, brilliant woman orchestrated the rise of the Tudors.

Writing Mary I

Writing Mary I
History, Historiography, and Fiction

by Valerie Schutte

  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release : 2022
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 3030951324
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Tudors, A Very Peculiar History

The Tudors, A Very Peculiar History
A Book

by Jim Pipe

  • Publisher : Andrews UK Limited
  • Release : 2012-01-20
  • Pages : 188
  • ISBN : 1908759437
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Tudors were an odd bunch, even weirder than their subjects, perhaps. When they weren't beheading wives and enemies they were threatening to, or going around earning themselves nicknames like 'Bloody Mary' and 'The 9 Day Queen'. 'The Tudors: A Very Peculiar History; tells the story of the Tudor monarchs, their castles, their lives and their subjects in a time when it was fashionable to slash up your clothes for that 'fresh from battle' look. The book details each monarch's reign and casts light on the more bizarre elements of their time in power, right down to an analysis of their seals and signatures and the various torture and execution methods they liked to use.

An Illustrated Introduction to the Tudors

An Illustrated Introduction to the Tudors
A Book

by Gareth Russell

  • Publisher : Amberley Publishing Limited
  • Release : 2014-10-17
  • Pages : 96
  • ISBN : 144564133X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The six monarchs of the Tudor dynasty are phenomenally well known. Henry VII succeeded in ending the Wars of the Roses, Henry VIII formed the Church of England and famously married six times: Katherine of Aragon, Anne Boleyn, Jane Seymour, Anne of Cleves, Catherine Howard and Katherine Parr. His three children, Edward VI, Mary I and Elizabeth I, would all ascend to the throne, as would his great-niece Lady Jane Grey. Between them they ruled for an eventful 118 years. This easy-to-follow introduction to the Tudors follows the major events and personalities of the age.

The King's Pearl

The King's Pearl
Henry VIII and His Daughter Mary

by Melita Thomas

  • Publisher : Amberley Publishing Limited
  • Release : 2017-09-15
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 1445661268
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A re-examination of Henry VIII's eldest daughter, Mary, and her relationship with her father.