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The Private Lives of the Tudors

The Private Lives of the Tudors
Author : Tracy Borman
Publisher : Hachette UK
Release Date : 2016-05-19
Category : History
Total pages :464
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'Borman approaches her topic with huge enthusiasm and a keen eye for entertaining...this is a very human story of a remarkable family, full of vignettes that sit long in the mind.' Dan Jones, The Sunday Times 'Tracy Borman's eye for detail is impressive; the book is packed with fascinating courtly minutiae... this is a wonderful book.' The Times 'Borman is an authoritative and engaging writer, good at prising out those humanising details that make the past alive to us.' The Observer 'Fascinating, detailed account of the everyday reality of the royals... This is a book of rich scholarship.' Daily Mail 'Tracy Borman's passion for the Tudor period shines forth from the pages of this fascinatingly detailed book, which vividly illuminates what went on behind the scenes at the Tudor court.' Alison Weir 'I do not live in a corner. A thousand eyes see all I do.' Elizabeth I The Tudor monarchs were constantly surrounded by an army of attendants, courtiers and ministers. Even in their most private moments, they were accompanied by a servant specifically appointed for the task. A groom of the stool would stand patiently by as Henry VIII performed his daily purges, and when Elizabeth I retired for the evening, one of her female servants would sleep at the end of her bed. These attendants knew the truth behind the glamorous exterior. They saw the tears shed by Henry VII upon the death of his son Arthur. They knew the tragic secret behind 'Bloody' Mary's phantom pregnancies. And they saw the 'crooked carcass' beneath Elizabeth I's carefully applied makeup, gowns and accessories. It is the accounts of these eyewitnesses, as well as a rich array of other contemporary sources that historian Tracy Borman has examined more closely than ever before. With new insights and discoveries, and in the same way that she brilliantly illuminated the real Thomas Cromwell - The Private Life of the Tudors will reveal previously unexamined details about the characters we think we know so well.

The Private Lives of the Tudor Monarchs

The Private Lives of the Tudor Monarchs
Author : Christopher Falkus
Publisher : Unknown
Release Date : 1974
Category : Great Britain
Total pages :127
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"As with all monarchs who rule as well as reign, the gap between the public and private lives of the Tudors is a narrow one. The marriages of Henry VIII and the courtships of Elizabeth were affairs of state; just as th business of government was, in part, a matter of the sovereign's domestic routine. In another sense the Tudors had virtually no private life at all, for privacy itself was a very rare commodity at Court. From morning until night - and through the night - they were almost never alone, accompanied as they were by servants, ladies- or gentlemen-in-waiting, courtiers, officials, favourites, place-seekers. Yet it is precisely this merging of the public and private which gives a special significance to an understanding of the monarchs as personalities, for their characters, temperaments, tastes, qualities, defects, accomplishments, must be viewed in the context of an intensely personal style of government. The selection of documents presented here is intended to reflect some of these aspects, and to illustrate from contemporary material the less formal side of Tudor kingship." -- preface, p. [7].

The Private Lives of the Tudors

The Private Lives of the Tudors
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release Date : 2016
Category : Great Britain
Total pages :129
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Henry VIII and the men who made him

Henry VIII and the men who made him
Author : Tracy Borman
Publisher : Hachette UK
Release Date : 2018-11-01
Category : History
Total pages :512
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'An outstanding work of historical artistry, a brilliantly woven and pacy story of the men who surrounded, influenced and sometimes plagued Henry VIII.' Alison Weir Henry VIII is well known for his tumultuous relationships with women, and he is often defined by his many marriages. But what do we see if we take a different look? When we see Henry through the men in his life, a new perspective on this famous king emerges. Henry's relationships with the men who surrounded him reveal much about his beliefs, behaviour and character. They show him to be capable of fierce, but seldom abiding loyalty; of raising men only to destroy them later. He loved to be attended and entertained by boisterous young men who shared his passion for sport, but at other times he was more diverted by men of intellect, culture and wit. Often trusting and easily led by his male attendants and advisers during the early years of his reign, he matured into a profoundly suspicious and paranoid king whose favour could be suddenly withdrawn, as many of his later servants found to their cost. His cruelty and ruthlessness would become ever more apparent as his reign progressed, but the tenderness that he displayed towards those he trusted proves that he was never the one-dimensional monster that he is often portrayed as. In this fascinating and often surprising new biography, Tracy Borman reveals Henry's personality in all its multi-faceted, contradictory glory.

The Tudors

The Tudors
Author : Richard Rex
Publisher : Tempus Pub Limited
Release Date : 2005
Category : History
Total pages :287
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This text concentrates on the personalities of this great royal dynasty, their relations with on another and the differing efforts each made in maintaining the family's grip on the English throne.

Thomas Cromwell

Thomas Cromwell
Author : Tracy Borman
Publisher : Hachette UK
Release Date : 2014-09-11
Category : History
Total pages :464
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'This deeply researched and grippingly written biography brings Cromwell to life and exposes the Henrician court in all its brutal, glittering splendour.' Kate Williams, Independent Thomas Cromwell's life has made gripping reading for millions through Hilary Mantel's bestselling novels Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies. But who was the real Cromwell? In this major new biography, leading historian Tracy Borman examines the life, loves and legacy of the man who changed the shape of England forever. Born a lowly tavern keeper's son, Cromwell rose swiftly through the ranks to become Henry VIII's right hand man, and one of the most powerful figures in Tudor history. The architect of England's break with the Roman Catholic Church and the dissolution of the monasteries, he oversaw seismic changes in England's history. Influential in securing Henry's controversial divorce from Catherine of Aragon, many believe he was also the ruthless force behind Anne Boleyn's downfall and subsequent execution. Although for years he has been reviled as a Machiavellian schemer who stopped at nothing in his quest for power, Thomas Cromwell was also a loving husband, father and guardian, a witty and generous host, and a loyal and devoted servant. With fresh research and new insights into Cromwell's family life, his household and his close relationships, Tracy Borman Tracy Borman tells the true story of Henry VIII's most faithful servant.

Lives of the Tudor Age, 1485-1603

Lives of the Tudor Age, 1485-1603
Author : Ann Hoffmann
Publisher : New York : Barnes & Noble Books
Release Date : 1977
Category : England
Total pages :500
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Observer

Observer
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release Date : 1975
Category :
Total pages :129
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The Fallen Angel

The Fallen Angel
Author : Tracy Borman
Publisher : Hachette UK
Release Date : 2020-11-05
Category : Fiction
Total pages :480
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Frances Gorges seems destined to be happy at last. King James has apparently lost his appetite for hunting witches, so the medical skills and herbal knowledge that saw Frances accused of witchcraft no longer seem to hang over her like a death sentence. The King would rather be hunting stag and boar - and Frances's beloved husband Thomas is firmly established in the royal household as the Master of Buckhounds. Their family is growing and their estates are secure. But life at court is never without intrigue, jealousy and danger for long, and a new arrival turns the world upside down. George Villiers is a young man with the face of an angel - and as his many enemies are about to discover, the cunning heart of a devil. Soon James is totally in thrall to this charismatic new lover. All the King's former favourites are crushed by Villiers' lies and ruthless scheming. Thomas's life is made a misery and Frances is back under suspicion as Villiers - rapidly made the Earl of Buckingham - moves to secure the hand and fortune of her friend Katherine Manners. Appalled at the courtier's greed and ambition and the King's weakness and lust, Frances finds herself drawn back towards her old friend Sir Walter Raleigh and his last, desperate plot to see a Catholic monarch on the throne. And then her troubles really begin... The Fallen Angel is a standalone novel of thrilling power and emotional drama. It is also the concluding volume in the King's Witch trilogy, establishing Tracy Borman as one of our leading writers of historical fiction.

Uncrowned Queen

Uncrowned Queen
Author : Nicola Tallis
Publisher : Hachette UK
Release Date : 2020-07-28
Category : History
Total pages :416
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An "impeccably researched and beautifully written" biography of Lady Margaret Beaufort, matriarch of the Tudor dynasty (Tracy Borman, author of The Private Lives of the Tudors and Elizabeth's Women). In 1485, Henry VII became the first Tudor king of England. His victory owed much to his mother, Lady Margaret Beaufort. Over decades and across countries, Margaret had schemed to install her son on the throne and end the War of the Roses. Margaret's extraordinarily close relationship with Henry, coupled with her role in political and ceremonial affairs, ensured that she was treated -- and behaved -- as a queen in all but name. Against a lavish backdrop of pageantry and ambition, court intrigue and war, historian Nicola Tallis illuminates how a dynamic, brilliant woman orchestrated the rise of the Tudors.

Palaces and Parks of Richmond and Kew: The palaces of Shene and Richmond

Palaces and Parks of Richmond and Kew: The palaces of Shene and Richmond
Author : John Cloake
Publisher : Unknown
Release Date : 1995
Category : History
Total pages :272
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Richmond and Kew share a long history as an important royal estate, the site of a succession of palaces and parks from the original manor house and the two medieval royal palaces of Shene to the great Tudor palace in the Old Deer Park. This volume takes the story up to 1660. âeoeMr. Cloake has managed to combine a readable style and over 200 illustrations with scholarly and authoritative research ...âe The Richmond and Twickenham Times

Henry VIII and the Men Who Made Him

Henry VIII and the Men Who Made Him
Author : Tracy Borman
Publisher : Atlantic Monthly Press
Release Date : 2019-02-05
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Total pages :833
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The acclaimed historian presents a “beautifully perceptive and dynamic reassessment of Henry VIII…in this highly engrossing biography” (Booklist, starred review). Henry VIII is best known for his tempestuous marriages and the fates of his six wives. But his reign and reputation were hugely influenced by his confidants, ministers, and even occasional rivals—many of whom have been underplayed in previous biographies. Exploring these relationships in depth, Tracy Borman offers a fresh perspective on the legendary king, revealing surprising contradictions in his beliefs and behavior. Henry was capable of fierce but seldom abiding loyalty, of raising men up only to destroy them later. He loved to be attended by boisterous young men like his friend Charles Brandon, who shared his passion for sport. But the king could also be diverted by men of intellect, culture, and wit, as his longstanding interplay with Cardinal Wolsey and his reluctant abandonment of Thomas More attest. Eager to escape the shadow of his father, Henry was easily led by male advisors early in his reign. In time, though, he matured into a profoundly paranoid and ruthless king. Recounting the great Tudor’s life and signal moments through the lens of his male relationships, Henry VIII and the Men Who Made Him sheds fresh light on this fascinating figure.

The Lost Kings

The Lost Kings
Author : Amy Licence
Publisher : The History Press
Release Date : 2017-08-01
Category : History
Total pages :384
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The century spanning the wars of the roses and the reigns of the Tudor kings was a volatile time of battle and bloodshed, execution and unexpected illness. Life could be nasty, brutish and short. Some met their end in battle, others were dragged to the block, losing everything for daring to aspire to the throne. Some were lost in mysterious circumstances, like Edward V, the elder of the Princes in the Tower. But the majority of these young men died in their teens, on the brink of manhood. They represent the lost paths of history, the fascinating “what-ifs” of the houses of York and Tudor. They also diverted the route of dynastic inheritance, with all the complicated implications that could bring, passing power into some unlikely hands. This book examines ten such figures in detail, using their lives to build a narrative of this savage century.

The Private Life of Warren Hastings

The Private Life of Warren Hastings
Author : Sir Charles Lawson
Publisher : London : Swan
Release Date : 1895
Category : Governors general
Total pages :254
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The Private Life of Warren Hastings, First Governor-general of India

The Private Life of Warren Hastings, First Governor-general of India
Author : Charles Lawson
Publisher : Unknown
Release Date : 1895
Category :
Total pages :254
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