The TudorsBook - 2010
Thanks to Showtime’s hit series The Tudors, (the fourth season is set to air in Spring 2010), interest in the perennially popular Royal family is at an all-time high, and this enlightening work will appeal to the many viewers eager to learn more about them. John Guy provides the most authoritative overview of this age in British history, offering a compelling account of the political, religious, and economic changes that occurred under Henry VIII and Elizabeth I. In addition, Guy comprehensively reassesses the reigns of Henry VII, Edward VI, and Philip and Mary.
Baker & Taylor
Written with passion by experts in their field, concise and accessible books feature color illustrations and explore a sweeping range of topics, including history, philosophy, religion, mathematics and more.
British historian and biographer Guy examines the rise and fall of the British Dynasty, the Tudors, from 1485 with the rise of Henry VII to the death of Elizabeth I in 1603. Originally published in 1984, the work is part of the Brief Insights series, an eclectic series of concise works that seek to explore a myriad of subjects in short but fresh volumes. The Tudors encompassed an exciting time and place in which well-known names such as Henry VIII, Mary Stuart, queen of Scots, William Shakespeare, and Sir Thomas Moore lived and breathed and changed the world. This work comes with a chronology, further reading section, and subject index, and is studded with prints of paintings and illustrations of the time. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)