The Tudor chronicles

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Quercus, Nov 1, 2008 - History - 416 pages
13 Reviews
The Tudor period (1485 to 1603) marks in the minds of many the emergence of an English national identity. Defined by the totemic figure of the virgin queen - Elizabeth I - it witnessed the end of the dynastic uncertainties of the Wars of the Roses, the creation and triumph of the Anglican Church; the successful repulsion of foreign invaders and the beginnings of the adventure of empire; the blossoming of a sublimely gifted generation of musical composers, including Thomas Tallis and William Byrd; and the flowering of English poetry and drama, culminating in the glories of Ben Jonson, Christopher Marlowe and William Shakespeare. But it was also a period wracked by rebellion, invasion scares, sectarian strife, and - increasingly - by worries about dynastic succession.The Tudor Chronicles is a compelling, year-by-year chronology of this tumultuous and critical period in the development of the modern English nation. Each year is covered by a concise, informative and accessible narrative, amplified by extensive quotations from contemporary sources and accompanied by generously captioned and stunning images of the period - including portraits, maps, illuminations, royal seals, tapestries and other artefacts.Authoritative, informative and sumptuous, and compiled by a scholar who is steeped in knowledge of the period, The Tudor Chronicles brings a glorious era of English history dramatically and vividly to life. It is the perfect gift book for anyone with a love of, or fascination for, 16th-century English history.

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Review: The Tudor Chronicles: 1485-1603

User Review  - Chase Parsley - Goodreads

For fans of history, this book is not to be missed. Doran writes in prose easily understood by readers of all levels, and the book is packed with art and primary documents. It all goes by fast - it is ... Read full review

Review: The Tudor Chronicles: 1485-1603

User Review  - Lisa - Goodreads

Definitely a beautiful coffee table book. A must have if you love the Tudor era Read full review

Contents

Introduction
6
Edward VI
204
Mary I
232

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About the author (2008)

SUSAN DORAN teaches history at Christchurch, Oxford, UK. She has written widely on Tudor foreign policy and Elizabethan politics.GLENN RICHARDSON is Senior Lecturer and Director of the History programme at St Mary's College, Strawberry Hill, University of Surrey, UK.

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