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Tracy Borman
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Chris' Fish Place
Chris' Fish Place rated it 4 years ago
This is actually quite a nice and balanced biography of Cromwell. He isn't white washed, he isn't made a saint. It is pretty darn good. And you don't need a background in the Tudors to read it.
Carpe Librum
Carpe Librum rated it 4 years ago
This book takes a different approach to the history of the Tudors. Instead of focusing on the complicated politics of the era, it takes more of a summary approach to each monarch. Along the way, tidbits of daily life are described, so that you end up with a better idea of what Henry VIII's wardrobe ...
Chris' Fish Place
Chris' Fish Place rated it 5 years ago
Disclaimer: ARC via Netgalley. Do we really need another book about the Tudors? I’m not sure, but they do seem to be sparking quite the industry don’t they? Borman’s book is suppose to be about the private lives – not so much sex, though there is p...
A Tale of Two Pages
A Tale of Two Pages rated it 8 years ago
What a read!! Matilda was an enigma in her time. She took the role of queen consort and shaped it to something that more suited her lifestyle. What we might have missed out on if she had not taken her education seriously! What a life she led! As the first queen of England to effectively rule as rege...
Telynor's Library, and then some
Telynor's Library, and then some rated it 9 years ago
A very coherent, thorough biography of one of the lesser known queens of English history, Matilda of Flanders, wife of William the Conqueror. A great deal is given over to the beating that he gave her when she refused his offer of marriage, the familial background of the couple, their many children ...
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