The Tudor Queens of England

Author(s): David Loades

World History

From convenient accessory to sovereign lady, this book assesses the critical, colourful and, at times, dramatic role of the Tudor queens of England.From Elizabeth of York - wife of Henry VII, the first Tudor monarch - through to Elizabeth I - her grand-daughter and the last in the line - this book explores some of the most colourful and dramatic women in British history. Queen consorts were central to the Royal Court but their role has rarely been examined or contrasted with the better known ruling queens. How did they behave (in and out of the bedchamber)? How powerful were they as patrons of learning and the arts? What religious views did they espouse and why? How successful and influential were they?

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David Loades is one of the leading historians of the Tudor monarchy. He is the author of the definitive biography of Elizabeth's half-sister, Mary Tudor: A Life (Blackwell, 1989) and of Intrigue and Reason:The Tudor Court (Longman, 2004). He is Honorary Research Professor at the University of Sheffield and Director of the British Academy John Foxe Project.

1. Becoming a Queen; 2. Before the Tudors; 3. Elizabeth of York; 4. Catherine of Aragon; 5. Anne Boleyn; 6. Jane Seymour; 7. Anne of Cleves; 8. Catherine Howard; 9. Catherine Parr; 10. Mary; 11. Elizabeth; 12. After the Tudors.

General Fields

  • : 9781847250193
  • : Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd.
  • : Hambledon Continuum
  • : 0.567
  • : January 2009
  • : 234mm X 156mm X 28mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 10 bw illustrations
  • : 256
  • : 942.050922
  • : Hardback
  • : David Loades