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The Tudors (Paperback)

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By Michelle Rosenberg
Imprint: Pen & Sword History
Series: History Snapshots
Pages: 112
Illustrations: 50 mono illustrations
ISBN: 9781473897922
Published: 7th June 2023


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Everything you never knew about the powerful Tudor dynasty - from Henry VII to the glorious Elizabeth I. From Battles at Bosworth to battles for supremacy of the royal bedchamber, marriage, war, murder, divorce, religious dissent, Renaissance letters, science and art, political alliances, the Reformation, treason, a Virgin Queen, phantom pregnancies, global exploration, bloody beheadings and a fresh look at why Henry VIII became such a terrifying tyrant.

Michelle Rosenberg's "The Tudors" is a captivating journey through one of the most tumultuous and fascinating periods in English history. From the rise of Henry VII to the reign of the iconic Elizabeth I, this comprehensive exploration delves into the intricacies of power, politics, and personal drama that defined the Tudor dynasty.

Rosenberg masterfully navigates through the labyrinth of Tudor history, shedding light on the key figures and events that shaped the era. From the gripping battles of Bosworth to the intricate web of marital alliances and betrayals, readers are transported back in time to witness the drama and intrigue of court life.

What sets "The Tudors" apart is its meticulous attention to detail and its ability to breathe life into historical figures often shrouded in myth and legend. Through Rosenberg's insightful analysis, Henry VIII emerges not only as a tyrant but also as a complex and conflicted ruler grappling with personal demons and political pressures. Similarly, Elizabeth I is portrayed as a formidable monarch whose reign ushered in a golden age of cultural and political flourishing.

Beyond the royal courts, "The Tudors" explores the broader cultural, religious, and social currents of the time. From the Reformation to global exploration, from scientific advancements to artistic achievements, Rosenberg paints a vivid portrait of a period marked by both progress and upheaval.

Moreover, "The Tudors" offers fresh perspectives on familiar events and personalities, challenging readers to reconsider long-held assumptions and stereotypes. By delving into lesser-known aspects of Tudor history, such as phantom pregnancies and religious dissent, Rosenberg invites readers to explore the complexities and contradictions of this fascinating era.

NetGalley, Chelsea Littleton-Harper

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Creative, descriptive, and well-written, author Michelle Rosenberg's, "The Tudors" was one I literally did not put down and read in a single sitting! I found her writing style to flow easily, she had a great balance of going into detail without overdoing it, and keeping it educational and light without coming across as a history text book read.

>From the very start, I loved everything about this book! The pictures and illustrations were a wonderful addition and while there may be a lot of books on this time period, this one stood out above the rest by far.

NetGalley, Kristen Morris

A well-researched guide to some of the Tudors, ideal for readers who want to learn more as well as those who already are familiar with the period.

NetGalley, Becca H

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

The Tudors is part of the 4 book History Snapshots series by Michelle Rosenberg.

This is a great way to to get an overview of the Tudors. I’m not a scholar on the Tudors, but I have read a lot about them and I enjoyed this book and learned a bit too.

NetGalley, Jeanne Schutts

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

What a wonderfully written, informative and quick read at an hour and a half. Michelle Rosenberg has very successfully written the briefest book on British royalty. I loved it and ate up every word. Thank you to NetGalley and Pen and Sword Publishing for this wonderfully insightful read on everything Tudor! And yes, that includes Henry VIII!

NetGalley, Ellie Potts Barrett

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

I love anything to do with the Tudors. Whether it’s fiction or non-fiction I will read anything about this period of history. Fantastic read! Thoroughly enjoyed it!!

NetGalley, Catherine O’Connor

Unstuffy and easy to read, this is a great little book for people interested in history and the Tudors.

NetGalley, Gail Hanlon

Authentic, well written, and concise biographies of the infamous Tudor family members.. Full of relevant facts, dates and several pictures.
A good introduction to the Tudors.


It's a short book on the powerful dynasty of Tudors - from Henry VII to Elizabeth I. The author described some interesting topics related to their relationships, religion. art and science. Any book about Tudors would be incomplete without mentioning their politics, wars and battles. All that with 50 Illustrations. Highly recommended!

NetGalley, Meg Gajda

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

This short book is perfect for anyone looking for a brief history about the Tudors and how the dynasty started. It even gives more recent tidbits regarding new information that has been learned about them. The pictures included were also appreciated. It is very easy to read this book in one sitting.

NetGalley, Stephanie Peterson

As part of a series of History Snapshots published by Pen & Sword, this small book examines the Tudors and their reign in England. It is divided into sections that cover current news and media about the Tudors, the background of each relevant Tudor and includes many historical portraits. I found this immensely readable and was able to finish it in under a day. I will admit that I have done quite a bit of reading about the Tudors so I was fine with the short summaries but if you have little or no background in Tudor history, some of the information may be too brief. If you are just looking for a fun historical snapshot then this does the trick.

NetGalley, Lissa Jackson

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

I devoured this! I adore this authors work!

There are many great pictures/photos featured in this book.

The perfect read for history/Tudor readers.

NetGalley, Georgi Lvs Books

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

I completely devoured this book. I couldn't put it down. I have a big interest in the Tudor Dynasty currently. This book is divided into sections, and talks about each member of the Tudor Family. Little history information included ie benedict Cumberbach being related to Richard lll.
Michelle has done a fantastic job with this book and I look forward to exploring more of her work.

NetGalley, Melissa Barker

Much has been written about The Tudors and this is a great addition to any library. It’s a thorough overview and offers interesting analysis, specifically regarding Henry VIII and how he changed over time as a ruler.

NetGalley, Louise Gray

About Michelle Rosenberg

Michelle Rosenberg is a writer and passionate women’s historian with a great fondness for her two daughters, bawdy humour and inappropriate language (in that order). She lives in Hertfordshire with her family, two overweight Spaniels and ever-growing book collection.

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