Best books about tudor england 595 books goodreads. Books about tudor england conjures images of henry viii and anne boleyn, queen elizabeth i as gloriana, the spanish armada, and, last but absolutely not least, william shakespeare. At least one new novel featuring queen elizabeth is published every year as her remarkable life continues to inspire writers to write her story. W hat was it like to lead an ordinary life in 16thcentury england. Elizabeth i by anne somerset is a very informative and wellwritten book about the incredible personality of elizabeth i, her life, and her time.
The tudor period is the period between 1485 and 1603 in england and wales and includes the elizabethan period which ends with the completion of the reign of elizabeth i in 1603. This book is an excellent introduction to the study of tudor england. Though the popular tv series the tudors aired its fourth and final season three years ago, interest in the colorful dynasty that ruled england from 14851603 continues. A letter to sir amyas paulet farewell speech golden speech letter to mary, queen of scots letter to sir francis walsingham. The best books on elizabeth i a five books interview with helen hackett. Works of elizabeth i of england by elizabeth i of england.
Best books, both fiction and nonfiction, about the tudor period in 16th century england. The lady elizabeth by alison weir, the life of elizabeth i by alison weir, the virgins lover by philippa gregory, elizabet. The childhood of one of englands greatest monarchs is revealed in the form a diary. The setting of this book is 1544 when elizabeth i, daughter of henry viii, is twelve years old.
When mary boleyn comes to court as an innocent girl of. Elizabeth i and tudor england rulers and their times library binding september 1, 2001. A dynamic table of contents allows you to jump directly to the work selected. Covering important figures throughout the ages, these lively books are filled with engaging text based on primary sources and through research. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. Peter ackroyd, one of britains most acclaimed writers, brings the age of the tudors to vivid life in this monumental book in his the history of england series. Can you recommend any good reads set in tudor england. Early life the daughter of henry viii and anne boleyn, she was declared illegitimate just before the execution of her mother in 1536, but in 1544 parliament reestablished her in the succession after her halfbrother, edward later edward vi, and her halfsister, mary later mary i. Elizabeth i under elizabeth the church of england was officially established 1563 with protestant dogma, but a liturgy, rites, and church organization which were essentially catholic in form. The best books on life in the tudor era five books expert. Nonfiction tudor books this is a list of nonfiction books about the tudors and tudor england that i have referred to when researching posts and articles for my site. Every time i slumber or groan my way through the latest awful tudor fiction full of heaving bosoms and egads.
Elizabeth survived a bout of smallpox, which killed many in england at the time. If you have only envisioned a henry vii who is miserly. An era of revolutions the historian of the future will, perhaps, affirm that the nineteenth century, with the last years of the eighteenth, has been a period more fraught with. Through her young astute eyes we observe court life filled with intrigue, back stabbing, poisoning, pomp and decay. Historians and enthusiasts of the tudor era have debated the thoughts and emotions of elizabeth of york through the tumultuous events that placed her on the. See more ideas about tudor, tudor history and tudor dynasty. The history of england from henry viii to elizabeth i by peter. The lonely queen arthur macnalty 1954 elizabeth i jasper ridley 1987 behind the mask. Elizabeth i 7 september 1533 24 march 1603 was queen of england and ireland from 17 november 1558 until her death on 24 march 1603. The theme of novelist and historian ackroyds second title in his projected sixvolume history of england after foundation is the 16thcentury religious reformation that began, as a dynastic. Elizabeth i 7 september 1533 24 march 1603 was queen of england and ireland from 17 november 1558 until her death. Red rose of the house of tudor, england 1544 daughter of a fallen queen, young princess elizabeth lives a complicated and dangerous life.
The tudor family rose to power in the wake of the wars of the roses, which left the house of lancaster, to which the tudors were aligned, extinct. If you lived in the country, as most people did, you would probably rise in the summer at 4am accompanied by the first crow of. List of books and articles about elizabethan england. Elizabeth tudor of england is an avid fanfiction reader and an active particpant in the world of fandom. England under the tudors introduction the tudor period, 14851603 sidenote. A history of fashion and costume elizabethan england. Margaret georges other books are also excellent come to think of it she wrote about mary queen of scots as well also tudor, this time elizabeth i this book spurred me onto to reading nonfiction about mary queen of scots and i was shocked at how close to. The history of england from henry viii to elizabeth i. Sometimes called the virgin queen, gloriana or good queen bess, the childless elizabeth was the fifth and last monarch of the tudor dynasty. Henry vii also known as henry tudor as he was the founding monarch defeated richard iii at the battle of. Her fullquivered social history of the tudor monarchs henry vii, henry viii, edward vi, mary i. Now in its third edition, england under the tudors charts a historical period that saw some monumental changes in religion, monarchy, government and the arts.
Elizabeth i enjoyed hunting, dancing, and horseback riding well into her 60s. Two of them are novels and one of them is a documentary life of an. Although the person of the queen stays in the focus of the narration, a good overview about the inner and outer politics of england, description of social life, and many other interesting details are. Below is a selection of novels about or featuring queen elizabeth i. By samantha wilcoxson romantic is not a word that is typically applied to henry tudor, but there is evidence that he and his plantagenet bride, elizabeth of york, had a happy marriage. Henry vii restored political order and the financial solvency of the crown, bequeathing his son, henry viii, a full exchequer. The history of england from henry viii to elizabeth i ebook. There were many nonconforming protestant sects at this time, most of. List of books and articles about elizabeth i online. It conveys a vivid and authentic sense of elizabeth tudor and her world. Best books about tudor england your favorite books about tudor england, 14851603.
Elizabeth i and tudor england rulers and their times. This volume provides the essential history of the tudors up to the death of elizabeth i, who kept power with a rare skill and subtlety, and whose death led to the. When powerful females made history in tudor england. Tudor england the reign of the tudors 14851603 is one of the most fascinating periods in english history. Garretts books should be read by anyone with an interest in 16th. Henry vii appears in the earlier volume, foundation. Elizabeth tudor is considered by many to be the greatest monarch in english history. The history of england from henry viii to elizabeth i history of england series, book 2 henry and. If you would like to suggest a book for inclusion, please contact me. Removed, for not being about tudor england, the tudors, or even remotely in the period. Each volume examines both the political and the cultural history of an ancient culture. Score a books total score is based on multiple factors, including the number of people who have voted for it and how highly those voters ranked the book. As so often in ackroyds books there are irresistible small details of everyday life in.
Pages in category novels set in tudor england the following 33 pages are in this category, out of 33 total. The tudor period coincides with the rule of the tudor dynasty in england whose first monarch was henry vii 14571509. When she became queen in 1558, she was twentyfive years old, a survivor of scandal and danger, and considered illegitimate by. As so often in ackroyds books there are irresistible small details of everyday. As uncle to the king, he felt he should have a much more important place, both in the parliament and in the young kings care. Sometimes called the virgin queen, gloriana or good queen bess, elizabeth was the last of the five monarchs of the house of tudor. Tudors is the story of henry viiis relentless pursuit of both the perfect wife and the perfect heir.
Elizabeth i never married so the tudor dynasty ended with her death in 1603. The sixteenth century was also a time when the poor became poorer, books. In this, the second book in his history of england, peter ackroyd takes on the everpopular tudor family, from henry viii forward. The history of england from henry viii to elizabeth 1 unabridged by ackroyd, peter isbn. Extensively researched with the highest integrity, and deeply engaging, it sets a new benchmark for the genre. Each book includes fascinating sidebars, the subjects life at a glance, a parallel timeline of the subjects life and world events, source notes. This appealing series presents historically important cultures from the past ranging from the wellknown ancient greeks to the lesserknown kingdom of kush. Tudor england is the time period of incredible female empowerment. At one point there were three womenmary i, mary queen of scots, and.
Sometimes called the virgin queen, gloriana or good queen bess, elizabeth was the last of the five monarchs of the house of tudor elizabeth was the daughter of henry viii and anne boleyn, his second wife, who was executed twoandahalf years after. Eleanor of aquitaine lived about 350 years earlier. The tudor miscellany by elizabeth norton, hardcover. The tudors free download as powerpoint presentation. But life in tudor england did not always reflect such splendour. Out of print the private character of queen elizabeth frederick chamberlin 1921 elizabeth i richard l.
In her reign, mary, queen of scots was executed and the spanish armada was defeated. First published in 1955 and never out of print, this wonderfully written text by one of the great historians of the twentieth century has guided generations of students through the turbulent history of tudor england. See the complete the plantagenet and tudor novels series book list in order, box sets or omnibus editions, and companion titles. A month before senior year ends, emmies history teacher assigns a paper about a tudor king named nicholas the first, known as. The fullcolor images, historical photos and paintings, and detailed maps add to the books appeal.
The history of england from henry viii to elizabeth i ackroyd, peter on. England under the tudors thousands of fulltext free books. As one would expect of ackroyd, his book is written with clarity and verve. But as always, there is so much more to any historical time period and to any society of the past than a few infamous personalities and events. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. Fiction books featuring or about queen elizabeth i and her court. Greaves 1974 elizabeth i john guy 1996 elizabeth i paul johnson 1974 gloriana. Emmie and the tudor king hearts and crowns book one by natalie murray published 2019.1480 681 368 1410 596 1579 173 1434 558 1634 697 734 60 51 982 1291 10 1497 787 512 591 139 750 1446 1180 1304 1379 1341