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My review of ‘The Tudors by Numbers’ by Carol Ann Lloyd….

Any fan of the Tudors knows that Henry VIII had 6 wives and that Lady Jane Grey was the 9 day queen. But did you know that Henry VII spent 14 years in exile? Or out of 7 coronations, only … Continue reading

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My review of ‘Henry VIII’s Children: Legitimate and Illegitimate Sons and Daughters of the Tudor King’ by Caroline Angus

Caroline Angus’s book is a fascinating look at the lives of the children of Henry VIII. From the longed-for Prince Henry who died at 52 days old to those that survived: Mary, Elizabeth, and Edward. Also included are Henry Fitzroy, … Continue reading

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My review of ‘Young Queens: Three Renaissance Women and the Price of Power’ by Leah Redmond Chang

‘Young Queens’ is a fascinating look at the queenships of three different women and the challenges they faced. Catherine de Medici was Queen Consort of France and then Queen Mother during the 3 reigns of her sons, Mary Queen of … Continue reading

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My review of ‘Edward VI: Henry VIII’s Overshadowed Son’ by Stephanie Kline

‘Edward VI: Henry VIII’s Overshadowed Son’ is an extremely well written account of the life of one of the less well-known Tudor monarchs. The longed-for son of Henry VIII, who became King at 9 years of age, Edward has largely … Continue reading

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My review of ‘The Granddaughters of Edward III’ by Kathryn Warner

Kathryn Warner’s latest book, is a fascinating look at the 11 granddaughters of King Edward III and Queen Philippa of Hainault. While I knew a little about Edward III and his sons, I did not know very much about his … Continue reading

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