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The Tudors: The Kings And Queens Of England's Golden Age

3.95  ·  Rating details ·  419 ratings  ·  41 reviews
208 pages
Published April 1st 2011 by Gardners Books
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Andi 앤디
Nov 11, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: books-i-own
Decent book for a Tudor Enthusiast like myself or anyone who wants to learn about that era in an abridged way. It's a quick read that just gives the main gist of each of the monarchs, so don't expect it to go full on encyclopedia.

My only problem with this book is the timeline and how the events are arranged. The monarchs are arranged in order but the events within each reign is not. The narrative goes back and forth which can seem a bit messy and confusing at times. I think the author could hav
Mar 13, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a very good foundation book to begin learning about The Tudors.
This would be an ideal introduction to The Tudors for someone looking to find out a bit more about Henry VIII, his wives and children, without being bogged down in a lot of historical detail. The book tells the main story of each ruler from the Tudor period without too much detail. I'm not going to get into discussing the accuracy of the information-my short term memory is pretty bad so in spite of reading a ton of Tudor non fiction, I don't remember enough dates and details from them to say if ...more
Alyson Stone
Book: The Tudors: The Kings and Queens of England’s Golden Age
Author: Jane Bingham
Rating: 4 Out 5 Stars

So, this another book I got with an Amazon ebook credit...The last one actually... It was on sale for $0.99 and it still may be. I’m not sure, but it is a nice book to add your collection if you are a fan of the Tudors. It is a short read, but it does provide a wonderful snapshot of the Tudor kings and queens.

The book is in order of the monarchs reign. We start with Henry VII, who ruled right
Feb 01, 2013 rated it really liked it
This is a quick and enjoyable read, especially for those who are looking for a pared down historical recount of the events and personalities of the Tudor era. Each Tudor monarch receives his or her own individual chapter, and each is linked together wth emphasis put on the ever important and recurring theme of who shall inherit the crown, and how will it be passed on. This book can serve as a handy reference book if you are looking for basic information about the Tudor monarchs, thir spouses, lo ...more
Chelsey Ortega
Aug 22, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: historical
This is a really good book for beginner Tudor Historians. If you are just starting out on researching the Tudors, this is the book for you! I have already done a lot of research however, and so this book had almost nothing new in it for me. Well, at this point most books on the Tudors don't have anything new in it for me; but the deeper books have different arguments from different historians, and that is what I really like. Looking at the different interpretations and making a decision for myse ...more
Jun 24, 2016 rated it liked it
This is a very basic account of the Tudor era. It was very easy to read, and would be good for someone who doesn't know much about it and wants an overview. For those of us who know a lot about it, some of the more interesting details were merely glossed over. It reminded me of a book that could be used for a high school class on the Tudor era which spanned from the reign of Henry VII through Elizabeth I. Admittedly I am currently learning about the era of Henry VII--so that was the only part of ...more
Oct 10, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Very good book. Gives a nice overview of the Tudors. It does not go into huge detail, which is great if you just want to know the general stuff about them. Very well written, easy read. I definitely recommend this book.
Changey Mcsubject
Jun 07, 2013 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this. I am a Tudor enthusiast, but still found I learned some new things in this one. Especially with the less famous Tudors like Henry VII and his grandson Edward. A quick and enjoyable read for any Tudor fan.
Feb 16, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: i-own-it
A big softbound book, almost like a children's picture book, as it has illustrations on almost every page. The past books I've read on the Tudors dealt mainly with King Henry VIII, Mary and Anne Boleyn, plus some cursory sketches on Queen Mary (Bloody Mary) and Queen Elizabeth I. I consider this my primer on The Tudors: Henry VII, Henry VIII, Edward VI, Mary I, and Elizabeth I. And it has been an entertaining read from start to finish. Even the chapter on Henry the VIII's rule, whom I thought I ...more
Rachel McNeil
Aug 27, 2018 rated it liked it
Provides a good introduction to the Tudor monarchs and a brief overview of their respective reigns. Sometimes I felt the information was repeated a little, but understood why the author did this.

My nark with this book was the total lack of bibliography, and referencing throughout. There was some quotations from primary sources in the book, but there weren’t enough for my liking. I like to have the ability to look up a reference if I choose to.

The style of writing was good, and accessible, easi
Mar 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I love anything to do with the Tudors (not the TV series) and although I knew a lot of what is in the book it was still a nice read and would suit someone wanting to study the Tudors without prior knowledge.
Luis Barrios M.D.

Easy to read and entertaining, very well documented and enticing to read more about the history of England and Scotland
Dec 30, 2018 rated it liked it
It was an enjoyable read. All things I had read before, no surprises. Still, enjoyed it very much.
Jan 27, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: great-britain
Great easy reading book for a survey of the Tudors before traveling to Scotland. Basically a teen book with pictures which was perfect for what I wanted - a survey not an in depth analysis.
Tony King
Apr 22, 2020 rated it liked it
Decent introduction to the Tudors. Very brief, but should be a good jumping off point for further research.
Angel Calderon
May 25, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good book. Easy to read read. Very informative.
Aug 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A nice breakdown of the entire Tudor dynasty
Fran Parsons
Feb 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
Good general overview of this family and their reign.
Adriane Devries
Royals are fascinating. They seem to get away with the craziest of things, feats of tyranny and wealth and even terror, simply for being born in the proper family. The Tudor family of England, in particular, perhaps best known for fat King Henry VIII and his many wives, or possibly the extravagant collars and wigs of his famously unmarried daughter, Queen Elizabeth, ruled for almost two centuries and not only made for wonderfully scandalous headlines, but also managed to carve a world leader out ...more
Wendi Ballew
Apr 05, 2015 rated it really liked it
7.5/10 Stars. A brief history on the Tudor monarchs. Fairly well written, minus some glaring errors. The book states that Lancaster was the white rose and York was the red rose, when in fact is was the reverse. Lancaster is the red rose and York is the white rose. Also, one of the insets claims Lady Margret De La Pole was Elizabeth's Governess when she was in actuality Mary's Governess (a fact it had stated on the previous page, apparently the editors did not notice this mix up on the following ...more
May 04, 2019 rated it liked it
I wanted a quick, easy read to brush up on my general Tudor knowledge ready for tweaking a unit of work we teach to Year 7. It actually took me a while to complete this, but that's more down to the time of year - the run up to the exam period means everything else gets shelved for a while! I didn't really learn anything new, but it did the job.
Camy Simone
Mar 17, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2012
Excellent overview of the reign of The Tudors. Gives just enough detail to really portray the lives and time of this period, while not losing interest of the reader with too much detail. I would definately recommend this book. A great read!
Vicki Cline
Jan 31, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: history
This is an overview of the Tudor dynasty, starting from the end of the Wars of the Roses, with Edward IV and Richard III, through the final days of Elizabeth I's reign. There are lots of interesting portraits and photographs to illustrate the text.
Victoria Kennedy
Great book about the Tudor Monarchs for anyone looking to get to know the Tudor's for the first time.
Dec 28, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Great book about the Tudor dynasty - it read like a novel.
Mar 08, 2013 rated it really liked it
A good introduction to the Tudors if you are interested in this era. Easy to read and did not feel like a history text-book.
May 18, 2013 rated it liked it
A pretty basic history of the Tudor dynasty. Nothing really new here.
Sarah Ernst
Aug 03, 2013 rated it really liked it
This sums up the history of England's Kings and Queens.
Lucy Martinez
Dec 06, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: history, of, the, english, tudors
Excellent book, non fiction. Very interesting reading of facts.
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Jane M. Bingham spent most of her adult life teaching college students about children's literature at Oakland University, collecting and studying children's books from across history and around the world, and campaigning for better materials for children to read. After she retired from that career, she began writing children's books of her own. Bingham has since authored several nonfiction books t ...more

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