Best Non-Fiction Books about Tudor England
The best non-fiction books about Tudor England, 1485-1603.
100 Mary I: England's Catholic ...
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102 Art Made Tongue-Tied by Aut...
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103 Mastering the Revels: The R...
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104 Art Imitates Business: Comm...
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105 Ambition, Rank, and Poetry ...
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106 The Life of St. Thomas More
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107 Shakespeare: For All Time
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108 William Shakespeare: A Comp...
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109 Shakespeare: The Invention ...
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110 Shakespeare: A Life
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111 The Lodger Shakespeare: His...
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112 Shakespeare: An Oxford Guide
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113 Searching for Shakespeare
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113 Shakespeare & the Rival Tra...
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115 Five Pre-Shakespearean Come...
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116 An Anthology of English Dra...
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117 1603: The Death of Queen El...
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118 Shakespeare A to Z: The Ess...
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119 Riverside Shakespeare
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120 Shakespeare and His Contemp...
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121 The Shakespeare Company, 15...
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121 Birth, Marriage, and Death:...
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123 The Shakespearean Stage, 15...
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123 Silver Poets Of The Sixteen...
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125 Playgoing in Shakespeare's ...
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125 Sir Thomas Wyatt, Poet: A S...
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127 Graven with diamonds: the m...
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128 Hans Holbein
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128 Henry VIII's Last Victim: T...
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130 Hans Holbein: Portrait of a...
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131 Hans Holbein the Younger, 1...
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131 Thomas More: A Biography
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133 The Peaceable and Prosperou...
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134 Thomas Nashe in Context
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134 Tudors (The History of Engl...
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136 A Cup Of News: The Life Of ...
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137 Classical Trivium: The Plac...
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138 The Reign of Elizabeth I: C...
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139 The England of Elizabeth
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140 The Elizabethan Renaissance...
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141 Shakespeare's England: Life...
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142 The World of Christopher Ma...
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143 Townspeople and Nation: Eng...
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144 The Routledge Companion to ...
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145 The Longman Companion to th...
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146 Monarchy: England and Her R...
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147 Britain's Royal Families: T...
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148 The Terrible Tudors
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message 1: by Thom (new)

Thom Dunn I trust not A. L. Rowse.


message 2: by Ben (new)

Ben Thom wrote: "I trust not A. L. Rowse."

Honestly I've never heard of (presumably) him. What issues do you have with the scholarship?


message 3: by Thom (new)

Thom Dunn Ben wrote: "Thom wrote: "I trust not A. L. Rowse."

Honestly I've never heard of (presumably) him. What issues do you have with the scholarship?"


He was, according to my teacher J. Leeds Barroll, an opportunist whose 1964 book on Shakespeare was "almost paranoid" in nature, full of windy, unsubstantiated claims such as his having "solved the riddle of the sonnets". Hence, I say I do not TRUST him....Of course, he may have cleaned up his act and written some fine work....but I don't know that....and I don't trust him.


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads He's (more than) a bit pompous, though the first volume on the Elizabethan renaissance is interesting. The second is not good; very spotty, uneven coverage.

Personally he was extremely arrogant and more than a bit irascible. He also liked to attack other historians, although H.R. Trevor-Roper, at least, actually deserved it (and was capable of giving as good as he got, as he was equally as intellectually arrogant).

Anyone who didn't agree with him was a "third-rater" (idiot).


message 5: by Ben (new)

Ben Hah, good to know.


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