Tudor and Elizabethan Book List
For a full list of books concerning Tudor and Elizabethan history that I have read and highly recommend, please view my Pinterest boards, "Phenomenal History Books" (non-fiction for adults) & "History Books for Children and Young Adults" (non-fiction and accurate historical fiction).
I have included descriptions and Amazon.com links with each one.
What are my credentials to rec'd these book titles? I am an Education Interpreter in Museum Education at The Higgins Armory Museum, the only museum in the US solely dedicated to Medieval and Renaissance Arms & Armor; I am also a regular first-person interpreter of Queen Elizabeth I through my company, BeingBess, and I am currently pursuing my Masters in History.
Phenomenal History Books:
History Books for Children and Young Adults:
New book on the Boleyns
Historian David Loades who has written many books on the Tudor Era, has announced on his website that he has been commissioned by The Amberley books to do a book on the Boleyn Family which will be released in 2012. So keep an eye out for that one!
Apr 18 2011, 9:21 AM EDT by
A Woman of the Tudor Age
Hello all, I don't know if anyone can help me with this, but I suppose it can't hurt to try:
I am a re-enactor, have been researching Catherine WIlloughby extensively, and recently became aware of the existence of a biography of her, called "A Woman of the Tudor Age", by Lady Cecilia Drummond-Heathcote-Willoughby Goff. I would like to buy this book or read it online, but cannot find a source -- so if anyone can help me on this, I would very much appreciate it.
Also, does anyone have any info on "The Seventh Wife", Kelly Hart's biography of Catherine, released on Jan. 1? Any reviews of it yet?
Jan 23 2010, 2:46 PM EST by
New Book on Anne Boleyn
Yale University Press has released the book cover for a new book on Anne Boleyn coming out in May.
It is called "Anne Boleyn ; Fatal Attractions" by historian G.W,Bernard which looks like it will prove to be pretty controversial. Here is the synopsis:
"In this groundbreaking new biography, G. W. Bernard offers a fresh portrait of one of England’s most captivating queens. Through a wide-ranging forensic examination of sixteenth-century sources, Bernard reconsiders Boleyn’s girlhood, her experience at the French court, the nature of her relationship with Henry, and the authenticity of her evangelical sympathies. He depicts Anne Boleyn as a captivating, intelligent, and highly sexual woman whose attractions Henry resisted for years until marriage could ensure legitimacy for their offspring. He shows that it was Henry, not Anne, who developed the ideas that led to the break with Rome. And, most radically, he argues that the allegations of adultery that led to Anne’s execution in the Tower could be close to the truth."
Jan 13 2010, 9:01 PM EST by
Historical jewelry books from amazon Title Author Review The Royal Palaces of Tudor England Simon Thurley this looks great, but is hardcover and expensive. 5 star rating $80 Hans Holbein the Younger. Painter
Jun 22 2009, 4:08 PM EDT by
Eric Ives' "Lady Jane Grey"
Is apparently available for preorder on Amazon UK, its release date is August 12th but with Amazon these things aren't always set in stone. Those who are interested in the subject should also look out for Leanda de Lisle's upcoming publication of "The Sisters who Would be Queen" which is also about the Greys. http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/1405194138?ie=UTF8&tag=sonjamariesbu-21&linkCode=as2&camp=1634&creative=6738&creativeASIN=1405194138
From the Back Cover
Jane Grey, the Tudor ′nine–day–queen′, is one of history′s tragic figures. In July 1553, Edward VI, the heir to Henry VIII, died after only a brief reign as a minor. His death left the Tudor dynasty in turmoil. In the months that followed, Jane Grey, the grand–daughter of Henry VIII′s sister was declared queen, only to be overthrown by Edward′s elder sister, Mary Tudor. As a Protestant figurehead under a Catholic monarch, Jane Grey was later beheaded at the Tower.
Eric Ives, author of the bestselling ′Life and Death of Anne Boleyn′, turns his forensic eye on the sources surrounding Jane Grey′s short life. His book tells the story of Jane – what little we know of her – and how she came to be a pawn in the deadly game of Tudor politics. He challenges the view that the crisis in 1553 was a mere footnote to the story of Henry VIII′s reign, showing how the affair illuminates wider questions of royal succession and power in the Tudor age. He demonstrates that Jane Grey′s brief reign had a determining influence on the rest of the century. He also reassesses the role and character of the mysterious John Dudley, duke of Northumberland, the ambitious figure at the heart of the events of 1553 and the man ultimately responsible for Jane′s death.
This is historical writing at its best: authoritative, suspenseful, real–life drama.
Jan 14 2009, 3:27 PM EST by
Tudor Fiction Addict
To my fellow addicts, there is hope. Hope you enjoyed this as much as I did!
Jul 31 2008, 1:25 PM EDT by
BOOKS about the Tudors
The Tudors Bookshelf You - the fans, give YOUR reviews & recommendations (this page is for links only - books are added on the linked pages)
Apr 15 2010, 10:44 PM EDT by