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Susanna - Censored by GoodReads (susannag) | 1903 comments What book about the Tudors or Tudor England would you like to have as our Group Read in May 2019?

If it's in a series, can it be easily read as a stand-alone? If not, you might want to nominate the first book in the series, or the most recent book in it the group has not read together.

Can't remember what we've already read as a group? (Sometimes I can't, either.) There's a "group-reads" shelf on the group's Bookshelf.

Two nominations to a person, please.


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Bethany Adler | 1 comments Her highness, the Traitor by Susan Higginbotham

My Lady of Cleves by Margaret Campbell Barnes


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Ruth Elizabeth | 8 comments 'Mistress Blanche, Queen Elizabeth I's Confidante' by Ruth Elizabeth Richardson, published Logaston Press, 2018.
Yes, this is my biography of Blanche Parry (constantly with Elizabeth for 56 years) and her aunt Lady Troy (who actually brought up Elizabeth and Edward VI). It is properly researched and has much new information about the Queen. I suggest this book not for me (I am too old to worry!) but to bring this recognised new evidence to you. I should love to know what you all think. Best wishes, Ruth.

If you would like this book you can find it on amazon.uk, or for a normal price + postage on http://www.logastonpress.co.uk/ or through www.blancheparry.com
It has been said that no book about Queen Elizabeth I is accurate unless Lady Troy and/or Blanche Parry are included if relevant to the period examined


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Elizabeth (lizziekitteh) | 9 comments G. Lawrence has a few Tudor era series out there. She has a series for Anne Boleyn(about 4 or 5 books) that in my opinion are entertaining and historically accurate. The series takes you through Anne’s early childhood all the way to her day of execution.

She also has a series on Elizabeth 1, from her early childhood up to her death. So far the series is up to her rivalry with Mary queen of scots.

She also just released a series about Catherine Howard, the firth wife of Henry 8th. She’s a wonderful author, if her books don’t make the list try her out you won’t be disappointed


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William Whalen | 59 comments Good Morning,

I have 2 nominations. First is "Sir Francis Drake, the Queen's Pirate" by Kelsey. I did not see where you have yet looked at a biography of him. This could be quite entertaining as he is the very definition of swashbuckling from fighting the Spanish Armada to pirating Spanish vessels. The second nomination is a Pre-Tudor biography but crucial to the dynasty, "The Sister Queens: Isabella and Catherine de Valois" by McGrigor. Henry V's widow Catherine remarried Owen Tudor thus giving Henry VII his tenuous connection t the royal bloodline.

Sir Francis Drake The Queen's Pirate by Harry Kelsey by Harry Kelsey (no photo)

The Sister Queens Isabella and Catherine de Valois by Mary McGrigor by Mary McGrigor (no photo).


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Lois Lane Lady Jane Grey A Tudor Mystery by Eric Ives and Mistress of Mourning by Karen Harper


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Natalie (creativecountry0407gmailcom) | 95 comments I will nominate To Hold the Crown (Tudor Saga #1) by Jean Plaidy and The Pleasure Palace (Secrets of the Tudor Court, #1) by Kate Emerson .


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads (susannag) | 1903 comments Elizabeth - these books sound very interesting - which of them do you want to nominate?


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Susanna - Censored by GoodReads (susannag) | 1903 comments Bethany - we read Her Highness, the Traitor in March 2015 - that thread is still open. (It's here: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/... .)

We read My Lady of Cleves in March 2017 - that thread is also still open. (It is here: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/... .)

So you still have two nominations left!


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Linda Arroz | 11 comments This book is not available except from third party sellers and there are three on Amazon now, but are several hundred dollars, so as intrigued as I am, I can't vote for it. Thank you.
Ellen wrote: "'Mistress Blanche, Queen Elizabeth I's Confidante' by Ruth Elizabeth Richardson, published Logaston Press, 2018.
Yes, this is my biography of Blanche Parry (constantly with Elizabeth for 56 years) ..."



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Ruth Elizabeth | 8 comments Ellen wrote: "'Mistress Blanche, Queen Elizabeth I's Confidante' by Ruth Elizabeth Richardson, published Logaston Press, 2018.
Yes, this is my biography of Blanche Parry (constantly with Elizabeth for 56 years) ..."


If you would like this book you can find it on amazon.uk, or for normal price + postage on http://www.logastonpress.co.uk/ or through www.blancheparry.com
It has been said that no book about Queen Elizabeth I is accurate unless Lady Troy and/or Blanche Parry are included if relevant to the period examined.


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Georgia (crankeeyankee) | 18 comments I'll nominate the same two I nominated last month.
The Tudors The Complete Story of England's Most Notorious Dynasty by G.J. Meyer

The Life of Thomas More by Peter Ackroyd

Some great nominations listed already. The Lawrence books sound quite interesting, especially the ones on Anne Boleyn.


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Tiffany Day | 71 comments I shall try again.
THE LOCKSMITH'S DAUGHTER

"From acclaimed author Karen Brooks comes this intriguing novel rich in historical detail and drama as it tells the unforgettable story of Queen Elizabeth's daring, ruthless spymaster and his female protégée."

The Locksmith's Daughter by Karen Brooks


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Mindy | 40 comments Bethany wrote: "Her highness, the Traitor by Susan Higginbotham

My Lady of Cleves by Margaret Campbell Barnes"


I second MY LADY OF CLEVES.

Also, THE QUEEN'S GOVERNESS by Karen Harper.


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads (susannag) | 1903 comments Seconding isn't necessary.

We've already read My Lady of Cleves.

If anyone has a nomination to make, now is a good time to do so - I'll probably be opening the poll later today.


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads (susannag) | 1903 comments All right, I will nominate How to Behave Badly in Renaissance Britain by Ruth Goodman, and Elizabeth's London: Everyday Life in Elizabethan London by Liza Picard.

And with that I close nominations.


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads (susannag) | 1903 comments The poll is now open. It is on the bottom of the group's home page, at the top of its Polls page, or here: https://www.goodreads.com/poll/show/1... .


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Natalie (creativecountry0407gmailcom) | 95 comments @Susanna: I have an audio copy of The Last Tudor (The Plantagenet and Tudor Novels, #14) by Philippa Gregory on hold at my library. I should get by the end of this week at the soonest since we are apparently first on the list. Can you please re=open the thread for the discussion?


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads (susannag) | 1903 comments The thread should be open; I don't archive them.


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