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Tudor: The Family Story free pdf In an epic narrative sweep stretching from 1399 to the first decade of the seventeenth century, TUDOR: THE FAMILY STORY traces the rise and rule of the Tudor dynasty in riveting detail. The lives of the six Tudor monarchs are memorable for the brutal instability that dominated England during this era is what would be remembered by most. Thrilling to read and bristling with intrigue, TUDOR breaks with other popular histories of this time that generally confine themselves to the vaudevillian scandals of the 1500s. It is important to remember that the Tudors' contemporary context was shaped by their own fifteenth-century past and not the post-Reformation, post-Enlightenment that shapes our own views today.
TUDOR unveils the inner lives of the colorful cast of characters that made up the mise-en-scene. The shocking opening to the Tudor dynasty was laughable to contemporaries during the early fifteenth century: the unlikely marriage between Katherine of Valois, the recently widowed queen of Richard II, and Owen Tudor, the handsome Welsh commoner who, with a pirouette and a trip, landed squarely in the lap of the English Monarchy. And that's just the beginning.
This lively romp continues to accelerate on through the lives of the Tudor sovereigns--Henry VII, Henry VIII, Edward VI, Jane Grey, Mary I, Elizabeth I--in similar fashion. It begs us to consider that the very heart of the Tudor obsession was indeed the origins of their dynasty and claim to the English throne. The issue--one of 'true' kingship, the securing of national stability, and the need for a clear succession--was to be played out repeatedly during the Tudor period.
The brutal domestic dramas of the Tudor saga are vividly rendered by Leanda de Lisle as she uncovers the raison d'etre for Richard III's successors and continues to the final day of Queen Elizabeth's life when, after three mere generations, the Tudors' romances and gothic horrors finally ended.
Not since Alison Weir has a book on the Tudors made for such a lively read. The controversies of the Tudor era will appeal to history buffs and soap opera fans alike, as the bestselling novels of Hilary Mantel have recently shown.

About Leanda de Lisle

Leanda de Lisle is the highly acclaimed author of "The Sisters Who Would Be Queen: The Tragedy of Mary, Katherine, and Lady Jane Grey" and "After Elizabeth: The Death of Elizabeth and the Coming of King James." She has been a columnist at the "Spectator," "Country Life," the "Guardian," the "Sunday Telegraph," and the "Daily Express," and writes for the "Daily Mail," the "New Statesman," and the "Sunday Telegraph." She lives in Leicestershire.

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Author : Leanda de Lisle
Publisher : PublicAffairs
Data Published : 05 November 2013
ISBN : 1610393635
EAN : 9781610393638
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 544 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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