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Domhnall
Domhnall rated it 4 years ago
For those of us surrounded by lovers of Tudor history and in need of an adequate guide, this is a convenient survey of the entire Tudor story from Edward VI to James I. The relentless focus throughout is in the interlaced strands of the Tudor dynasty and its rivals, with more examples of a sicken...
sarahsar
sarahsar rated it 6 years ago
There have been an awful lot of books, movies, and TV shows about the Tudors. Their cultural impression is larger than life. Events of historic importance certainly occurred during their reigns, probably most significantly the Protestant Reformation, but it is their colorful antics that make them me...
Sorry kids, no feet.
Sorry kids, no feet. rated it 7 years ago
4.5 stars for this illuminating look at the tragic life of the Grey family. I read this non-fiction account of the Grey sisters on the heels of reading [b:Sisters of Treason|18759924|Sisters of Treason|Elizabeth Fremantle|https://d.gr-assets.com/books/1404632043s/18759924.jpg|26655847]. After everyt...
Carpe Librum
Carpe Librum rated it 7 years ago
The Sisters Who Would Be Queen is one of the best nonfiction books that I have had the pleasure to read. Taking complicated circumstances and unraveling them for the greater understanding of the reader, Lisle also injects plenty of personality into her writing. At times, this highly informative book...
Nicole~
Nicole~ rated it 8 years ago
'Tudor: The Family Story' begins at the funeral procession of Catherine of Valois in 1437 in order to relate the origins of the Tudor name. Catherine and Owen Tudor's relationship is depicted as truly romantic. I had quite a chuckle or two as Ms. de Lisle showed she has a slightly ribald sense of hu...
Cassandra Reads
Cassandra Reads rated it 8 years ago
I got a copy of this book from the publisher, via Netgalley, for reviewThis book offers a view into the lives of the Tudor monarchs and the people who affected their lives and reigns, spanning from the beginning with Owen Tudor (who was a Welsh squire who went on to marry a widowed Queen Catherine a...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it 8 years ago
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Chris' Fish Place
Chris' Fish Place rated it 8 years ago
Disclaimer: Arc read via Netgalley. Thank you Netgalley, Perseus Books, and Public Affairs Books.I can hear you asking the question – do we really need another book about the Tudors? Really. Well, I don’t know about need, but I can say this is a very excellent look at the Tudor family. If you we...
misfitandmom
misfitandmom rated it 12 years ago
This book covers an extremely complex bit of history, so I will try to keep this as short and sweet as possible. We all know about Henry VIII and out of six wives he had one son, Edward, and two daughters, Mary and Elizabeth. Henry's favorite sister Mary had a daughter Frances who in turn had three ...
It's a Hardback Life
It's a Hardback Life rated it 52 years ago
According to the title of this book, there were three Grey sisters- Jane, Katherine and Mary- all of whom played an important role in Tudor history. According to the bulk of the narrative, there was Lady Jane Grey and two sisters who served as an epilogue to their elder sister’s tragedy. I don’t thi...
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