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Emma Deplores Goodreads Censorship Wow, 55 books all about the house of Plantagenet! Are you getting tired of them yet?


[redacted by S.H.I.E.L.D.] Well, they're better than all that Tudor porn.


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Misfit Grack21 wrote: "Well, they're better than all that Tudor porn."

Very true. Or Tudor 90210.

Emma Deplores Goodreads Censorship wrote: "Wow, 55 books all about the house of Plantagenet! Are you getting tired of them yet?"

Not at all, though it's been a while.


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KatieV Misfit wrote: "Grack21 wrote: "Well, they're better than all that Tudor porn."

Very true. Or Tudor 90210.

Emma Deplores Goodreads Censorship wrote: "Wow, 55 books all about the house of Plantagenet! Are you get..."


I assume you're talking about 'The Tudors' on pay-cable when you mention "Tudor 90210". My sister and Mom were so into it. I'll never stop laughing about my sister begging my history-loving mother not to spoil it for her. After all, the fate of Anne B. and her head was a closely guarded secret that only the show's writers were privy to.


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Misfit KatieV wrote: "Misfit wrote: "Grack21 wrote: "Well, they're better than all that Tudor porn."

Very true. Or Tudor 90210.

Emma Deplores Goodreads Censorship wrote: "Wow, 55 books all about the house of Plantagen..."


Hah, I've not yet seen that series. The 90210 is something my friend Jerelyn came up with, and that was intended towards all those Tudor-lite novels that have become so popular in the last few years.


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KatieV Misfit wrote: "Hah, I've not yet seen that series. The 90210 is something my friend Jerelyn came up with, and that was intended towards all those Tudor-lite novels that have become so popular in the last few years."

I haven't seen the series either, so it may not be "lite" at all. Some of those premium cable shows are very gritty. I have to admit that I haven't had the nerve to watch the last season of Spartacus on Starz yet, because it was just so brutal. I haven't read any of the Tudor-lite novels either, because I do not understand the concept. Is Henry VIII playing a romantic hero?!?!


message 7: by Misfit (new)

Misfit RE: the series, from what I've heard it's pretty lite on the history, plus Henry never packs on the pounds like he did in RL. I think it's more costume dress-up than substance I did have the DVD out once from the library, but I ran out of time and never bothered to put a hold back in (loooooooooooong waiting list).

RE: Tudor-lite books. When Henry was young I believe he was quite the dashing young man. If memory serves, as the younger son he was supposed to go into the church, but the death of older brother Arthur he became the heir and that changed things a bit. A lot of the recent Tudor books are for me (my opinion only) are rather lite on the history and heavy on the romances in dark corners and pretty dresses and stuff. Brandy Purdy tops that list. Just not my cuppa tea, but everone else seems to love them.


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