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On This Day in Tudor History

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On This Day in Tudor History gives a day-by-day look at events from the Tudor era, including births, deaths, baptisms, marriages, battles, arrests, executions and more.

This must-have book for Tudor history lovers is perfect for:

- Dipping into daily over your morning coffee
- Using in the classroom
- Trivia nights and quizzes
- Finding out what happened on your birthday or spe...more
Paperback, 648 pages
Published November 2nd 2012 by MadeGlobal Publishing/CreateSpace (first published October 31st 2012)
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On an amusing website which retells some details of world history, we read that Henry VIII had difficulty walking "because he had an abbess on his knee."

"Oh, really?" you snigger. "I wouldn't put it past the fat old lech."

Well, if you think that's bad, wait til you hear what it says about Elizabeth I and her troops...*

Of course, these are just jokes. But they point out the sad truth about how much modern interpretations--or should I say, total reworkings?--of history can distort the facts, and...more
If there is one book you buy this year about Tudor history then I certainly recommend that it is this one! Claire Ridgway’s book is one of the most useful Tudor history books that I have ever come across. This text is set out in a calendar form and for each day Claire includes facts about various events that took place on each day. She includes information about births, deaths, marriages, battles, major milestones, Tudor parliament related information, executions, just to name a few!

What is thor...more
This is a fascinating book which takes events from the Tudor era and diarises then on a day to day basis. Some are major events and some are trivial, but all are interesting and informative. There is so much here that I didn't know and which has increased my knowlegde and understanding of this period in English history.
It is a fantastic reference book which can be read all the way through or daily as events happened.
It's a definite must have for anyone interested in the Tudors.
Tiffany Day
I was able to DL the Kindle edition for free... and I have to admit, despite longing for this one in a hard copy version (I think the ease of flipping through for dates and the like would be significantly beneficial for this type of "reference" work), I sure am glad I didn't pay for it. The writing at times is questionable - not clear or concise - and it's obvious it is written by a blogger "fangirl," as opposed to a serious historian. It's heavy on opinion and supposition. It's full of typos an...more
Vicki Krivak
I enjoyed reading this book. It was full of interesting facts. I like how it was broke down by day.
Excellent book, and particularly interesting since I just came back from London!

I can't tell if I've read it in its entirety because I mostly randomly chose dates and looked them up, but it's a great book that I'd recommend to anybody who enjoys Tudor history, UK history, or history in general!
Linda Saether
This book is a treasure! Not only does it chronicle every Tudor monarch and describe important holidays and customs, but it adds valuable insights to the lives of others who navigated through the Tudor courts. I love this book. I have read it from cover to cover, and refer to it often.
I thought this book had some very good information in it. It took me about 2 months to read though. I had to stop for awhile because it was just so long! I liked it though.
Maurice Arnall
Part interesting, part tedium. Will make a great reference source when reading other books about the period.
Rio (Lynne)
Just a daily guide to what happened on this day in history.
I liked it very much. A great way to learn history in small amounts.
Tanja Barudzija radosavac
Not book for everyone. This book is not in may favorite books.
A must have book for anyone who loves to the Tudor Era!
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Claire Ridgway is the author of the best-selling books On This Day in Tudor History(October 2012), The Anne Boleyn Collection (Feb 2012), The Fall of Anne Boleyn: A Countdown (April 2012), The Anne Boleyn Collection II (September 2013) and George Boleyn: Tudor Poet, Courtier and Diplomat (April 2014), as well as Interviews with Indie Authors

Claire worked in education and freelance writing before c...more
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