The Tudors

The Tudors

The Complete Story of England's Most Notorious Dynasty

eBook - 2010
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Meyer's fresh storytelling ability breathes new life into the history of the Tudor family and Tudor England's precarious place in world politics, the critical role religion played in government, and the blossoming of English theater and literature.
Publisher: New York : Delacorte Press, 2010
ISBN: 9780440339144
0440339146

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Firecatmpls
Mar 11, 2018

This book was entertaining enough. But, having read a good bit of Tudor history, I have a lot of points of disagreement with this one. First, this author seems to be revisionist for the sake of being contrary, rather than actually citing evidence to support his arguments.

A good example is his portrayal of Elizabeth I in particular. Basically, he has a tendency to sneer at her for being focused on her own survival. He doesn't seem to have considered the context in which Elizabeth was living and ruling - frankly, that she managed to die at a pretty ripe old age - in bed - as queen was in itself an accomplishment worthy of note. That she survived to become Queen at all was pretty noteworthy.

Read it for entertainment value, but treat more or less as you would a Philippa Gregory novel in terms of actual historical value.

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Memawrayne
Jul 09, 2015

What an eye-opener about this dynasty. Not really glamorous like in the movies. I would love to see some movie director portray them as they really were.!!

LaBeteNoir Mar 01, 2012

Great overview for the non scholar about the Tudor dynasty. Absolute power corrupts absolutely. The rich get richer, the poor get poorer. All the Tudors were bloody not just Mary.

Narrative chronology is interspersed with great background chapters that help fix event in the context of the times,

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Logovore
Jan 19, 2011

It's an interesting read and the author's premise is well-thought-out and supported with notes and bibliography. His view on Elizabeth seems most at variance with the standard historical model and, while I'm not sure that I necessarily agree with his 'take', he supports his argument.

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