Great Britain - History - Tudor and Stuart 1485-1714
Elizabeth of York
A Tudor Queen and Her World
Paperback ISBN: 0345521374
This first in-depth biography of the first Tudor queen, who was the only living descendent of Yorkist King Edward IV, and mother of the infamous Henry VIII, sheds new light on the life of this enigmatic woman and mother of the Tudor Dynasty. (This book was listed in a previous Forecast.)
The Untold Story
Paperback ISBN: 178607396x
A Book of the Year for the Evening Standard and the ObserverA black porter publicly whips a white Englishman in the hall of a Gloucestershire manor house. A Moroccan woman is baptised in a London church. Henry VIII dispatches a Mauritanian diver to salvage lost treasures from the Mary Rose. From long-forgotten records emerge the remarkable stories of Africans who lived free in Tudor England
Catherine of Aragon
The Spanish Queen of Henry VIII
Hardcover ISBN: 0802779166
Describes the life of the youngest child of Ferdinand and Isabella of Spain, whose refusal to divorce England's Henry VIII put her in the center of one history's greatest power struggles between the King and the Catholic Church.
The Forgotten Years
Hardcover ISBN: 0670786020
Based on new archival material, a biography of the ambitious Tudor queen focuses on her life at the height of her power, including revolts in Ireland, riots in the London streets of London and a conspiracy to overthrow her.
Her Majesty's Spymaster
Elizabeth I, Sir Francis Walsingham, and the Birth of Modern Espionage
Paperback ISBN: 0452287472
A dramatic narrative of the career of Queen Elizabeth I's intelligence operative documents how he helped the monarch outmaneuver Catholic Spain and France by pioneering techniques that served to expose double agents, spread disinformation, and decipher codes. By the author of Battle of Wits. Reprint. 30,000 first printing.
How to Behave Badly in Elizabethan England
A Guide for Knaves, Fools, Harlots, Cuckolds, Drunkards, Liars, Thieves, and Braggarts
Hardcover ISBN: 1631495119
Drawing from period-specific advice manuals, court cases, and sermons the author of How to be a Victorian celebrates one of the naughtiest eras of British history through the troublemakers, drunkards, snooty needlers and boors present in Elizabethan England.
A Journey Through Tudor England
1st Edition Hardcover ISBN: 1605984604
For the armchair traveler or for those looking to take a trip back to the colorful time of Henry VIII and Thomas Moore,A Journey Through Tudor England takes you to the palaces,castles, theatres and abbeys to uncover the stories behind this famed era. Suzannah Lipscomb visits over fifty Tudor places, from the famous palace at Hampton Court, where dangerous court intrigue was rife, to less well-known houses such as Anne Boleyn’s childhood home at Hever Castle, or Tutbury Castle, where Mary Queen of Scots was imprisoned.In the corridors of power and the courtyards of country houses, we meet the passionate but tragic Katheryn Parr, Henry VIII’s last wife; Lady Jane Grey, the nine-day queen; and come to understand how Sir Walter Raleigh planned his trip to the New World. Through the places that defined them, this lively and engaging book reveals the rich history of the Tudors and paints a vivid and captivating picture of what it would have been like to live in Tudor England.
The Leveller Revolution
Radical Political Organisation in England, 1640-1650
Paperback ISBN: 1784783897
The gripping story of the Levellers, the radical movement at the heart of the English Revolution The Levellers, formed out of the explosive tumult of the 1640s and the battlefields of the Civil War, are central figures in the history of democracy. In this thrilling narrative, John Rees brings to life the men—including John Lilburne, Richard Overton and Thomas Rainsborough—and women who ensured victory and became an inspiration to republicans of many nations. From the raucous streets of London and the clattering printers’ workshops that stoked the uprising, to the rank and file of the New Model Army and the furious Putney debates where the Levellers argued with Oliver Cromwell for the future of English democracy, this story reasserts the revolutionary nature of the 1642–51 wars and the role of ordinary people in this pivotal moment in history. In particular Rees places the Levellers at the centre of the debates of 1647 when the nation was gripped by the question of what to do with the defeated Charles I. Without the Levellers and Agitators’ fortitude and well-organised opposition history may have avoided the regicide and missed its revolutionary moment. The legacy of the Levellers can be seen in the modern struggles for freedom and democracy across the world.
The Warrior Kings and Queens Who Made England
Paperback ISBN: 0143124927
An epic history of the Plantagenet royal dynasty traces its first king's inheritance of a violence-stricken realm through the family's growth of a powerful empire that stretched from Scotland to Jerusalem, citing the enduring influences of such figures as Eleanor of Aquitaine, Richard II and King John.