"If you want to know about the Tudors, this is an excellent place to start. This stunning, lavishly illustrated book provides a valuable overview of England's most famous royal dynasty for everyone. Accessible, incisive and informative, it traces an astonishing story and provides fascinating insights into what made the Tudors great."—Alison Weir, multi-million selling historian and novelist
Beginning on the bloody battlefield of Bosworth, when Henry Tudor seized the crown of England and ended the Wars of the Roses, The Tudors contains stories and characters that have fascinated readers for centuries. The Tudor age gave us Henry VIII, famous for his six marriages and for breaking from Rome; "Bloody Mary" and her attempt to return England to the Catholic fold; and Elizabeth I, "Gloriana," who reigned in a new era of discovery and innovation.
Illustrated with contemporary artworks, photographs and documents The Tudors tells the public and private story of England's most famous royal family and the England they ruled.
Linda Collins worked for Historic Royal Palaces and lectures for the Arts Society. She is a member of the Association of Art Historians and lectures around the globe. She appeared in PBS television's Secrets of Henry VIII's Palace, and spoken on many radio programmes.
Siobhan Clarke has worked for Historic Royal Palaces for 17 years and is based at Hampton Court Palace, where she trained as a Costumed Interpreter before becoming an HRP Guide Lecturer. She specializes in 16th century dress, lectures on Hampton Court, The Tower of London, the Banqueting House (Whitehall Palace), National Trust, the Arts Society and the U3A.