Win a copy of ‘Tudor: The Family Story’ by Leanda de Lisle (paperback) – This competion is now closed

‘Some of their past the Tudors wanted to remember, other parts they preferred to forget: a new history, a new story, the family behind the myths.’

Tudor: The Family Story by Leanda de Lisle (Vintage, £8.99)

Tudor: The Family Story by Leanda de Lisle (Vintage, £8.99)

The paperback of the bestselling ‘Tudor: The Family Story’ by Leanda de Lisle is published in the UK on 5th June.

The hardback (published in August 2013) was a ‘Sunday Times bestseller, a Telegraph Book of the Year, a History Today Book of the Year and a BBC History Magazine Book of the Year’ (Vintage Books).

‘The Tudors are a national obsession; they are our most notorious family in history. But, as Leanda de Lisle shows in this gripping new history, beyond the well-worn headlines is a family still more extraordinary than the one we thought we knew.

By creating a full family portrait set against the background of this past, Leanda de Lisle enables us to see the Tudors in their own terms, rather than ours; and presents new perspectives and revelations on key figures and events. We see a family dominated by remarkable women doing everything possible to secure its future; understand why the Princes in the Tower were disappeared; look again at the bloodiness of Mary’s reign; at Elizabeth’s relationships with her cousins; and re-discover the true significance of previously overlooked figures. We see the supreme importance of achieving peace and stability in a violent and uncertain world, and of protecting and securing the bloodline.

Tudor tells a family story like no other, and brings it once more to vivid life.’ (Vintage Books)


To celebrate, The Lady Jane Grey Reference Guide offers you the chance to win the paperback of this fascinating book. So if you didn’t win the hardback last year, you now have another chance…

Thanks to Vintage Books you can win one of 3 copies in a worldwide giveaway!

To enter:

Email me at ljgcompetition at, with Tudor in the Subject line and leave your name and country. Replace at with @.

The competition ends at midnight (UK time) on Wednesday 11th June.

The 3 winners will be selected at random by Leanda de Lisle.

Good luck!

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If you don’t win a copy, you can buy the book at:

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