194th out of 286 books — 37 voters
The Tudors for Dummies
by David Loades
This entertaining guide covers the period from 1485 to 1603, exploring the life and times of everyday people (from famine and the flu epidemic, to education, witchcraft and William Shakespeare) as well as the intrigues and scandals at court. Strap yourself in and get ready for a rollercoaster ride through the romantic and political liaisons of Henry VIII and Elizabeth I -...more
Paperback, 351 pages
Published December 28th 2010 by For Dummies
(first published October 28th 2010)
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The introduction of this book first gives a very brief overview of the period in which the Tudor monarchs – Henry VII, Henry VIII, Edward VI, Mary I and Elizabeth I - ruled. The introduction moves on to detail why people seem to be drawn to the Tudor monarchs and their individual reigns and then gives a brief outline of the contents of the book. Tudors for Dummies is divided into five parts, the first looking at Henry VII, the second at the reign of Henry VIII, the third part detailing the short...more
David Michael Loades, British historian who specialised in the Tudor era. Professor emeritus at the University of Wales.More about David Loades...