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The Tudors

the complete story of England's most notorious dynasty

1st ed.
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This edition was published in by Delacorte Press in New York.

Written in English

For the first time in decades, here, in a single volume, is a fresh look at the fabled Tudor dynasty, comprising some of the most enigmatic figures ever to rule a country. Acclaimed historian G. J. Meyer reveals the flesh-and-bone reality in all its wild excess.

In 1485, young Henry Tudor, whose claim to the throne was so weak as to be almost laughable, crossed the English Channel from France at the head of a ragtag little army and took the crown from the family that had ruled England for almost four hundred years. Half a century later his son, Henry VIII, desperate to rid himself of his first wife in order to marry a second, launched a reign of terror aimed at taking powers no previous monarch had even dreamed of possessing. In the process he plunged his kingdom into generations of division and disorder, creating a legacy of blood and betrayal that would blight the lives of his children and the destiny of his country.

The boy king Edward VI, a fervent believer in reforming the English church, died before bringing to fruition his dream of a second English Reformation. Mary I, the disgraced daughter of Catherine of Aragon, tried and failed to reestablish the Catholic Church and produce an heir. And finally came Elizabeth I, who devoted her life to creating an image of herself as Gloriana the Virgin Queen but, behind that mask, sacrificed all chance of personal happiness in order to survive.

The Tudors weaves together all the sinners and saints, the tragedies and triumphs, the high dreams and dark crimes, that reveal the Tudor era to be, in its enthralling, notorious truth, as momentous and as fascinating as the fictions audiences have come to love. - Publisher.

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The Tudors

the complete story of England's most notorious dynasty

First published in 2010



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For the first time in decades, here, in a single volume, is a fresh look at the fabled Tudor dynasty, comprising some of the most enigmatic figures ever to rule a country. Acclaimed historian G. J. Meyer reveals the flesh-and-bone reality in all its wild excess.

In 1485, young Henry Tudor, whose claim to the throne was so weak as to be almost laughable, crossed the English Channel from France at the head of a ragtag little army and took the crown from the family that had ruled England for almost four hundred years. Half a century later his son, Henry VIII, desperate to rid himself of his first wife in order to marry a second, launched a reign of terror aimed at taking powers no previous monarch had even dreamed of possessing. In the process he plunged his kingdom into generations of division and disorder, creating a legacy of blood and betrayal that would blight the lives of his children and the destiny of his country.

The boy king Edward VI, a fervent believer in reforming the English church, died before bringing to fruition his dream of a second English Reformation. Mary I, the disgraced daughter of Catherine of Aragon, tried and failed to reestablish the Catholic Church and produce an heir. And finally came Elizabeth I, who devoted her life to creating an image of herself as Gloriana the Virgin Queen but, behind that mask, sacrificed all chance of personal happiness in order to survive.

The Tudors weaves together all the sinners and saints, the tragedies and triumphs, the high dreams and dark crimes, that reveal the Tudor era to be, in its enthralling, notorious truth, as momentous and as fascinating as the fictions audiences have come to love. - Publisher.

The Tudors

the complete story of England's most notorious dynasty

1st ed.

This edition was published in by Delacorte Press in New York.


Table of Contents

Map
Family Tree
A Tudor Timeline
Introduction
Prologue August 22, 1485
PART ONE An Excess of Good Fortune: 1485–1532
1 The Luck of Henry Tudor
2 The King’s Great Matter
3 Frustration and Embarrassment
4 Radical Departures
5 Another Way Devised
6 A Revolution in the Making
7 A Thunderbolt Falls
8 Submission
9 Consummation
PART TWO Monster: 1533–1547
10 First Blood
11 Supremacy
12 “We Will All Die”
13 “Preserve My Friends from Such Favors”
14 All but Godlike
15 Rebellion and Betrayal
16 The Last of Henry
PART THREE A King Too Soon and a Queen Too Late: 1547–1558
17 A New Beginning
18 England’s Second Reformation
19 A Revolution and a Coup
20 Another New Beginning
21 And Another Early End
PART FOUR Survivor: 1558–1603
22 Yet Another New Beginning
23 The Succession, Again
24 A Torrent of Miseries
25 Actions, Reactions, Provocations
26 A Horrific Tangle—And War at Last
27 The Last Favorite
28 A Seat at the Table
29 The Last Act
An Epilogue in Two Parts
Sources and Notes
Reader’s Guide

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
942.05
Library of Congress
DA315 .M477 2010

The Physical Object

Format
Hardcover
Pagination
xxvi, 612 p., [8] p. of plates

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL23736586M
ISBN 10
0385340761
ISBN 13
9780385340762
LC Control Number
2009040032

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