The Tudor chronicles

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Quercus, Nov 1, 2008 - History - 416 pages
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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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User Review  - Auntie-Nanuuq - LibraryThing

This is a wonderful book filled with unbiased historical information on the Tudors, their enemies, relationships, supporters, and a vast number of color photographs & graphics. Included is: Henry VII ... Read full review

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User Review  - ladyblacksun - LibraryThing

A very good find for SCAdians. Includes some good detailed color images of portraiture of the time, as well as some excellent illuminated manuscript images. Quotes from various first level sources (translated to modern english) are annotated throughout. Read full review


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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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