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My review of ‘1000 Tudor People’ by Melita Thomas

‘1000 Tudor People’ is a must have for anyone with an interest in the Tudor period. Included in the 1000 are royalty, consorts, nobility and ordinary people. As well as biographies, this richly illustrated book covers a wealth of other … Continue reading

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My review of ‘Tudor Feminists 10 Renaissance Women Ahead of their Time’ by Rebecca Wilson

‘Tudor Feminists’ looks at the lives of 10 women ranging from royalty (Queens and a potential heir to the throne) to landowners to a pirate. What these women have in common is that each in their own way can be … Continue reading

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My review of ‘Young Elizabeth: Princess, Prisoner, Queen’ by Nicola Tallis

In ‘Young Elizabeth: Princess, Prisoner, Queen’ we follow Elizabeth on her perilous path to the throne. Her journey is brought vividly to life through a superb narrative combined with meticulous research. To get there she had to survive the reigns … Continue reading

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Stephan Edwards reviews ‘Mid-Tudor Queenship and Memory: The Making and Re-Making of Lady Jane Grey and Mary I’

Mid-Tudor Queenship and Memory: The Making and Re-Making of Lady Jane Grey and Mary I Edited by Valerie Schutte and Jessica S. Hower Palgrave MacMillan, 2023 Review by J. Stephan Edwards, PhD The published works of trained professional historians fall, … Continue reading

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My review of ‘The Woodville Women’ by Sarah J Hodder

‘The Woodville Women’ is a fascinating look at the lives of Queen Elizabeth Woodville, Queen Elizabeth of York, and Elizabeth Grey; mother, daughter, and granddaughter. While the lives of the two Queens are well known, Hodder’s emphasis on family, provides … Continue reading

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