Posted by: vikingsinspace | April 23, 2012

VI.20.01.06. Read The Tudors: A Very Short Introduction

Date Accomplished: 22 June 2011

The Tudors VSI

I found this to be an entertaining and very simple overview of Tudor Britain.  I had never really realized how complicated the Tudor dynasty was, nor gave much thought at just what a strange situation the English Monarchy was in (As it states at one point in the book – and I am paraphrasing here – England was ruled successively by an able business man, a boaster who couldn’t pick a wife, a boy, a Spaniard, and a woman).  I did get somewhat confused at times as to who all the people involved were, as it seems by this point the courtiers played just as important a role in English history as the King/Queen him/herself did – and there were numerous courtiers.  I think I should like to know more about this time period, but I may have to wait for that as I have plenty of other things I need to get to first.

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