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Tudormania


Is it the drama—the royal rivalries, the plots and battles, the boundless ambition—that makes us thrill to tales of Tudor England? Is it the players—kingly Henry VIII, ruthless Thomas Cromwell, doomed Anne Boleyn, triumphant Elizabeth? Or is it the history itself, vividly played out in the works of Shakespeare, and more recently in books from historical writers like Hilary Mantel, Antonia Fraser, and Philippa Gregory? 

Whatever the reasons, we can't get enough of the Tudors—particularly the new BBC–PBS Masterpiece series Wolf Hall—and here we celebrate this magnificent era in gripping historical narratives and novelizations as well as gorgeously costumed performances on DVD.
 
 
 
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Henry VIII

John Matusiak.

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Five centuries after he ascended the throne, the reputation of Henry VIII is generally being rehabilitated and subtly sanitized. Tudor historian John Matusiak paints a considerably less flattering portrait of the "old monster" and his reign, revealing him to be more beset by anxieties and ... (Read More)

       
        

“My crown is in my heart, not on my head.” - Shakespeare

 
Discover the world of Henry VIII, his wives, and Thomas Cromwell Click Here
 Saints, Sacrilege & Sedition: Religion and Conflict in the Tudor Reformations
 

Saints, Sacrilege & Sedition: Religion and Conflict in the Tudor Reformations

Eamon Duffy.
 
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A professor of Christian history and the author of Fires of Faith, Eamon Duffy here explores ...(Read More)

 
 Elizabeth of York: A Tudor Queen and Her World
 

Elizabeth of York: A Tudor Queen and Her World

Alison Weir.
 
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She was the first Tudor queen, and the namesake of her granddaughter Elizabeth I. Elizabeth of York ...(Read More)

 
 The Tudors: The Kings and Queens of England's Golden Age
 

The Tudors: The Kings and Queens of England's Golden Age

Jane Bingham.
 
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The Tudor dynasty presided over one of the most dynamic periods in English history, witnessing ...(Read More)

 
 Bosworth 1485: The Battle that Transformed England
 

Bosworth 1485: The Battle that Transformed England

Michael Jones.
 
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The 1485 Battle of Bosworth marked an epoch in the dynasties of two great houses: the house of York ...(Read More)

 
 Kings & Queens of England: From the Saxon Kings to the House of Windsor
 

Kings & Queens of England: From the Saxon Kings to the House of Windsor

Nigel Cawthorne.
 
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Following "biographies" of literary heroes like Robin Hood and Sherlock Holmes, as well ...(Read More)

 
 
 My Story: Anne Boleyn and Me: The Diary of Elinor Valjean, London 1525–1536
 

My Story: Anne Boleyn and Me: The Diary of Elinor Valjean, London 1525–1536

Alison Prince.
 
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"When the King came riding in on his big, black horse, a murmur went up, because his tunic was ...(Read More)

 
 The Children of Henry VIII
 

The Children of Henry VIII

John Guy.
 
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The author of the National Book Critics Circle Award finalist and Whitbread Award winner ...(Read More)

 
 Graven with Diamonds: The Many Lives of Thomas Wyatt: Poet, Lover, Statesman, and Spy in the Court of Henry VIII
 

Graven with Diamonds: The Many Lives of Thomas Wyatt: Poet, Lover, Statesman, and Spy in the Court of Henry VIII

Nicola Shulman.
 
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Poet, statesman, spy, lover of Anne Boleyn and favorite both of Henry VIII and his minister Thomas ...(Read More)

 
 The Courier's Tale: Passion, Diplomacy, Betrayal
 

The Courier's Tale: Passion, Diplomacy, Betrayal

Peter Walker.
 
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As Henry VIII's cousin, it falls to Reginald Pole—an admired young scholar living in ...(Read More)

 
 The Tudors: The Complete Story of England's Most Notorious Dynasty
 

The Tudors: The Complete Story of England's Most Notorious Dynasty

G.J. Meyer.
 
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In 1485 Henry Tudor, whose claim to the English throne was so weak as to be almost laughable, ...(Read More)

 
 
 Great Harry's Navy: How Henry VIII Gave England Seapower
 

Great Harry's Navy: How Henry VIII Gave England Seapower

Geoffrey Moorhouse.
 
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If he is best remembered for his six wives and gluttonous appetite, Henry VIII's complex ...(Read More)

 
 My Story: My Tudor Queen: The Diary of Eva De Puebla, London 1501–1513
 

My Story: My Tudor Queen: The Diary of Eva De Puebla, London 1501–1513

Alison Prince.
 
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Sixteen-year-old Eva De Puebla comes to England as lady-in-waiting to Catherine of Aragon, the ...(Read More)

 
 Henry VIII: The Life and Rule of England's Nero
 

Henry VIII: The Life and Rule of England's Nero

John Matusiak.
 
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Five centuries after he ascended the throne, the reputation of Henry VIII is generally being ...(Read More)

 

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“Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon ‘em.” - Shakespeare

 
Learn more about Elizabeth I, Mary I, Edward VI, and Lady Jane Grey  Click Here
 The Tudor Vendetta
 

The Tudor Vendetta

C.W. Gortner.
 
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Following The Tudor Conspiracy, this third novel in the Elizabeth I Spymaster series opens ...(Read More)

 
 Elizabethan Society: High and Low Life, 1558–1603
 

Elizabethan Society: High and Low Life, 1558–1603

Derek Wilson.
 
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The reign of Queen Elizabeth I (1558–1603) marked a golden age in English history, a ...(Read More)

 
 Elizabeth's Bedfellows: An Intimate History of the Queen's Court
 

Elizabeth's Bedfellows: An Intimate History of the Queen's Court

Anna Whitelock.
 
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Queen Elizabeth I acceded to the throne in 1558, and for more than 40 years her bedchamber was the ...(Read More)

 
 My Story: Lady Jane Grey: The Diary of a Tudor Lady, 1547–1554
 

My Story: Lady Jane Grey: The Diary of a Tudor Lady, 1547–1554

Sue Reid.
 
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It is 1547, at the opening of this historical novel for readers 10 to 14, and Edward has inherited ...(Read More)

 
 The Young Elizabeth
 

The Young Elizabeth

Alison Plowden.
 
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"A lucid, well-researched, but unpedantic narrative of 16th-century English royal life and ...(Read More)

 
 
 Elizabeth, Captive Princess
 

Elizabeth, Captive Princess

Margaret Irwin.
 
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July 1553: Edward VI is dead, and the sibling rivalry between the daughters of King Henry VIII has ...(Read More)

 
 The Tudors: The Complete Story of England's Most Notorious Dynasty
 

The Tudors: The Complete Story of England's Most Notorious Dynasty

G.J. Meyer.
 
List Price: $18.00
Sale Price: $9.95
In 1485 Henry Tudor, whose claim to the English throne was so weak as to be almost laughable, ...(Read More)

 
 The Children of Henry VIII
 

The Children of Henry VIII

John Guy.
 
List Price: $27.95
Sale Price: $5.98
The author of the National Book Critics Circle Award finalist and Whitbread Award winner ...(Read More)

 

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“All the world’s a stage.” - Shakespeare

 
Find out more about Shakespeare and the Playwrights Click Here
 Much Ado About Nothing
 

Much Ado About Nothing

Amy Acker, Alexis Denisof, Reed Diamond, Nathan Fillion, Clark Gregg & others. Josh Whedon, director.
 
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In 2012, cult favorite Joss Whedon hit the big time by directing The Avengers; quite ...(Read More)

 
 Globe: Life in Shakespeare's London
 

Globe: Life in Shakespeare's London

Catharine Arnold.
 
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The life of William Shakespeare is inextricably linked with the history of London; as Catharine ...(Read More)

 
 I Used to Know That: Shakespeare: Stuff You Forgot From School
 

I Used to Know That: Shakespeare: Stuff You Forgot From School

Liz Evers.
 
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Everyone knows his name, and most English speakers have studied him at some point, but the scope of ...(Read More)

 
 Brick Shakespeare: Four Tragedies and Four Comedies (2 Vols.)
 

Brick Shakespeare: Four Tragedies and Four Comedies (2 Vols.)

John McCann. Monica Sweeney & Becky Thomas, ed.
 
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Somehow, the bloody deeds of Macbeth, the heartbreaking finale of Romeo and Juliet, ...(Read More)

 
 Shakespeare's Restless World: A Portrait of an Era in Twenty Objects
 

Shakespeare's Restless World: A Portrait of an Era in Twenty Objects

Neil MacGregor.
 
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Though we feel as though we know the world of Hamlet or Macbeth through Shakespeare's vivid ...(Read More)

 
 
 Shakespeare—The Complete Works (100 CDs—Limited Edition): The Complete Plays, Sonnets & Poems
 

Shakespeare—The Complete Works (100 CDs—Limited Edition): The Complete Plays, Sonnets & Poems

Vanessa Redgrave, John Gielgud, Peggy Ashcroft, Christopher Plummer & others.
 
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In 1957, a series of superb Shakespearean recordings began to appear, and soon became the gold ...(Read More)

 
 The Taming of the Shrew: The Plays of William Shakespeare
 

The Taming of the Shrew: The Plays of William Shakespeare

Franklyn Seales, Karen Austin, Larry Drake & others. John Allison, director.
 
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Eldest daughter Katharina (Karen Austin) is very beautiful but so sharp-tongued that no man shows ...(Read More)

 
 King Lear: The Plays of William Shakespeare
 

King Lear: The Plays of William Shakespeare

Mike Kellen, David Groh, Kitty Winn, Darryl Hickman & Charles Aidman. Alan Cooke, director.
 
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In this 1982 performance, Lear (Mike Kellen), the aging king of Britain, has chosen to put aside ...(Read More)

 
 Anonymous
 

Anonymous

Rhys Ifans, Rafe Spall, Vanessa Redgrave, Joely Richardson, David Thewlis, Derek Jacobi & others. Roland Emerich, director.
 
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(Oscar Nominee for Best Costume Design) Who was the real William Shakespeare? In this 2011 ...(Read More)

 
 Theater of a City: The Place of London Comedy, 1598–1642
 

Theater of a City: The Place of London Comedy, 1598–1642

Jean E. Howard.
 
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The commercial stage of 17th-century London depended on the demographic growth and commercial ...(Read More)

 
 

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