The Private Lives of the Tudors

The Private Lives of the Tudors

Uncovering the Secrets of Britain's Greatest Dynasty

eBook - 2016
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England's Tudor monarchs-Henry VII, Henry VIII, Edward VI, Mary I, and Elizabeth I-are perhaps the most celebrated and fascinating of all royal families in history. Their love affairs, their political triumphs, and their overturning of the religious order are the subject of countless works of popular scholarship. But for all we know about Henry's quest for male heirs, or Elizabeth's purported virginity, the private lives of the Tudors remain largely beyond our grasp. In The Private Lives of the Tudors, Tracy Borman delves deep behind the public face of the monarchs, showing us what their lives were like beyond the stage of court. Drawing on the accounts of those closest to them, Borman examines Tudor life in fine detail. What did the monarchs eat? What clothes did they wear, and how were they designed, bought, and cared for? How did they practice their faith? And in earthlier moments, who did they love, and how did they give birth to the all-important heirs? Delving into their education, upbringing, sexual lives, and into the kitchens, bathrooms, schoolrooms, and bedrooms of court, Borman charts out the course of the entire Tudor dynasty, surfacing new and fascinating insights into these celebrated figures.
Publisher: [United States] : Grove/Atlantic, Inc. : Made available through hoopla, 2016.
ISBN: 9780802189806
Branch Call Number: eBook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: hoopla digital
Restrictions on Access: Digital content provided by hoopla.


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Oct 26, 2017

Very interesting book. I loved learning about the private lives of these people. When i studied this history many years ago at school and university we focused on the politics and power of the monarch. This well researched book gave me a good look at the life of the Tudor monarchs.

Apr 11, 2017

I loved this book. Like the look into the privates lives.

Feb 09, 2017

I thought this was a book that I would glance through and be done. But it was fascinating! I read every page. Interestingly written and well researched. Watchers of "Reign" will love this.

Dec 20, 2016

I love the Tudor's, this was a good book for the little tidbits of info that you never really hear talked about.


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