Tudors

Following on from Foundation, Tudors is the second volume in Peter Ackroyd's astonishing series, The History of England.

Tudors

Tudors

Following on from Foundation, Tudors is the second volume in Peter Ackroyd's astonishing series, The History of England. Rich in detail and atmosphere and told in vivid prose, Tudors recounts the transformation of England from a settled Catholic country to a Protestant superpower. It is the story of Henry VIII's cataclysmic break with Rome, and his relentless pursuit of both the perfect wife and the perfect heir; of how the brief reign of the teenage king, Edward VI, gave way to the violent reimposition of Catholicism and the stench of bonfires under 'Bloody Mary'. It tells, too, of the long reign of Elizabeth I, which, though marked by civil strife, plots against the queen and even an invasion force, finally brought stability. Above all, however, it is the story of the English Reformation and the making of the Anglican Church. At the beginning of the sixteenth century, England was still largely feudal and looked to Rome for direction; at its end, it was a country where good governance was the duty of the state, not the church, and where men and women began to look to themselves for answers rather than to those who ruled them.

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Tudors
Language: un
Pages: 352
Authors: Peter Ackroyd
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-09-13 - Publisher: Pan Macmillan

Following on from Foundation, Tudors is the second volume in Peter Ackroyd's astonishing series, The History of England. Rich in detail and atmosphere and told in vivid prose, Tudors recounts the transformation of England from a settled Catholic country to a Protestant superpower. It is the story of Henry VIII's
Tudor History: A Captivating Guide to the Tudors, the Wars of the Roses, the Six Wives of Henry VIII and the Life of Elizabeth I
Language: un
Pages: 346
Authors: Captivating History
Categories: Education
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-01-23 - Publisher: Independently Published

If you want to discover the captivating history of the Tudors, then keep reading... Four captivating manuscripts in one book: The Tudors: A Captivating Guide to the History of England from Henry VII to Elizabeth I The Wars of the Roses: A Captivating Guide to the English Civil Wars That
The Private Lives of the Tudors
Language: un
Pages: 464
Authors: Tracy Borman
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-05-19 - Publisher: Hachette UK

'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
Elizabeth of York
Language: un
Pages: 576
Authors: Alison Weir
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-11-07 - Publisher: Random House

‘Weir perfectly combines the dramatic colour and timing of an historical novelist with the truth to fact of a scrupulous historian’ The Times Britain’s foremost female historian reveals the true story of this key figure in the Wars of the Roses and the Tudor dynasty who began life a princess,
Elizabeth I
Language: un
Pages: 158
Authors: Clark Hulse
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2003 - Publisher: University of Illinois Press

Making history from the moment of her birth, England's Queen Elizabeth I (1533-1603) was a legend within her own lifetime. To her supporters, Elizabeth I was Gloriana, the Faerie Queene, a dignified and powerful woman who ruled with cunning and skill for forty-four years. To her detractors she was the

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