History, Fiction, and The Tudors

Sex, Politics, Power, and Artistic License in the Showtime Television Series

Author: William B. Robison

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137438835

Category: History

Page: 384

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This is the first book-length study of the award-winning historical drama The Tudors. In this volume twenty distinguished scholars separate documented history, plausible invention, and outright fantasy in a lively series of scholarly, but accessible and engaging essays. The contributors explore topics including Henry VIII, Catherine of Aragon, Anne Boleyn, his other wives and family, gender and sex, kingship, the court, religion, and entertainments.

The Tudors: The King, the Queen, and the Mistress

Author: Anne Gracie,Michael Hirst

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416947787

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 4023


A fan's companion to the Showtime series about the early reign of Henry VIII offers a fictionalized recounting of the iconic monarch's dalliances with Katherine of Aragon and Anne Boleyn, as well as his political relationships with such figures as Sir Thomas More, Cardinal Wolsey, and Charles Brandon. Original. 15,000 first printing. (A Showtime series, starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Sam Neill, Natalie Dormer, Jonathan Northam, Henry Cavill, and others) (Historical Fiction)

The Tudor Throne

Author: Brandy Purdy

Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corporation

ISBN: 9780758255747

Category: Fiction

Page: 380

View: 3934


In the wake of King Henry VIII's death, Mary, once declared a bastard, assumes her place as queen, but when her religious zeal evolves into a reign of terror, her sister, young Elizabeth, must defy Mary and gain her people's favor to save her country. Original.

Women during the English Reformations

Renegotiating Gender and Religious Identity

Author: J. Chappell,K. Kramer

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137465670

Category: Social Science

Page: 198

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Catholic or Protestant, recusant or godly rebel, early modern women reinvented their spiritual and gendered spaces during the reformations in religion in England during the sixteenth century and beyond. These essays explore the ways in which some Englishwomen struggled to erase, rewrite, or reimagine their religious and gender identities.

The Tudors on Film and Television

Author: Sue Parrill,William B. Robison

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476600317

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 352

View: 9457


With its mix of family drama, sex and violence, Britain’s Tudor dynasty (1485–1603) has long excited the interest of filmmakers and moviegoers. Since the birth of movie-making technology, the lives and times of kings Henry VII, Henry VIII, and Edward VI and queens Mary I, Jane Grey and Elizabeth I have remained popular cinematic themes. From 1895’s The Execution of Mary Stuart to 2011’s Anonymous, this comprehensive filmography chronicles every known movie about the Tudor era, including feature films; made-for-television films, mini-series, and series; documentaries; animated films; and shorts. From royal biographies to period pieces to modern movies with flashbacks or time travel, this work reveals how these films both convey the attitudes of Tudor times and reflect the era in which they were made.

The Complete Tudors

Nine Historical Novels

Author: Jean Plaidy

Publisher: Broadway Books

ISBN: 0307719731

Category: Fiction

Page: 3472

View: 6557


The nine Tudor novels by beloved novelist Jean Plaidy are now available as one complete series spanning sixteenth-century England. This exciting collection includes a brand-new character guide, along with reading group guides for seven books. Read all nine novels in order for the first time digitally and delve into the lives of this fascinating dynasty—full of intrigue, betrayal, marriages, and deaths, in a complete package, never before available. 1. To Hold the Crown In this sweeping tale of marriage and power, love and heartbreak, Henry VII and Elizabeth of York’s troubled ascension to the throne of England ultimately launches the Tudor dynasty. 2. Katharine of Aragon Katharine of Aragon held her husband Henry VIII’s affection—but only for so long. 3. Murder Most Royal One powerful king. Two tragic queens. Sophisticated Anne Boleyn and innocent Catherine Howard meet with the all-consuming—and fickle—passions of tempestuous King Henry VIII. 4. The King’s Confidante The King’s servant, but God’s first. The English lawyer Sir Thomas More rises to become King Henry VIII’s most trusted advisor, but his refusal to recognize Henry as the supreme head of the Church of England ends his political career . . . and leads to his trial for treason. 5. The Sixth Wife Dangerous court intrigue and affairs of the heart collide during the story of Katherine Parr, the last of Henry VIII’s six queens. 6. The Thistle and the Rose The story of Princess Margaret Tudor, whose life of tragedy, bloodshed, and scandal would rival even that of her younger brother, Henry VIII. 7. Mary, Queen of France The story of Princess Mary Tudor, a celebrated beauty and born rebel who would defy the most powerful king in Europe—her older brother. 8. For a Queen’s Love Power-hungry monarch, cold-blooded murderer, obsessive monster—who could love such a man? Set against the glittering courts of sixteenth-century Europe, the Spain of the dreaded Inquisition, and the tortured England of Bloody Mary, this is the story of Philip II of Spain—and of the women who loved him as a husband and father. 9. A Favorite of the Queen Torn between her heart’s passion and duty to her kingdom, Elizabeth I must make a decision that will shape her country and place her name in history forever.

Britain's Royal Families

The Complete Genealogy

Author: Alison Weir

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446449114

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

View: 6150


Fascinating and authoritative of Britain's royal families from Henry VIII to Elizabeth I to Queen Victoria, by leading popular historian Alison Weir 'George III is alleged to have married secretly, on 17th April, 1759, a Quakeress called Hannah Lightfoot. If George III did make such a marriage...then his subsequent marriage to Queen Charlotte was bigamous, and every monarch of Britain since has been a usurper, the rightful heirs of George III being his children by Hannah Lightfoot...' Britain's Royal Families provides in one volume, complete genealogical details of all members of the royal houses of England, Scotland and Great Britain - from 800AD to the present. Drawing on countless authorities, both ancient and modern, Alison Weir explores the crown and royal family tree in unprecedented depth and provides a comprehensive guide to the heritage of today's royal family – with fascinating insight and often scandalous secrets. 'Staggeringly useful... combines solid information with tantalising appetisers.’ Mail on Sunday


The History of England

Author: Peter Ackroyd

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 0230767524

Category: History

Page: 352

View: 6726


Following on from Foundation, Tudors is the second volume in Peter Ackroyd's astonishing series, The History of England. Rich in detail and atmosphere and told in vivid prose, Tudors recounts the transformation of England from a settled Catholic country to a Protestant superpower. It is the story of Henry VIII's cataclysmic break with Rome, and his relentless pursuit of both the perfect wife and the perfect heir; of how the brief reign of the teenage king, Edward VI, gave way to the violent reimposition of Catholicism and the stench of bonfires under 'Bloody Mary'. It tells, too, of the long reign of Elizabeth I, which, though marked by civil strife, plots against the queen and even an invasion force, finally brought stability. Above all, however, it is the story of the English Reformation and the making of the Anglican Church. At the beginning of the sixteenth century, England was still largely feudal and looked to Rome for direction; at its end, it was a country where good governance was the duty of the state, not the church, and where men and women began to look to themselves for answers rather than to those who ruled them.

Encyclopedia of Tudor England

Author: John A. Wagner,Susan Walters Schmid

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1598842986

Category: History

Page: 1302

View: 3261


Authority and accessibility combine to bring the history and the drama of Tudor England to life. Almost 900 engaging entries cover the life and times of Henry VIII, Mary I, Elizabeth I, William Shakespeare, and much, much more. * Almost 900 entries covering people, events, ideas, movements, institutions, and publications * An extensive chronology of important events from the Battle of Bosworth Field in 1485 to the death of Elizabeth I in 1603 * Maps and photographs * A guide to related topics * Appendixes that include genealogies and lists of European monarchs, contemporary popes, English bishops, speakers and sessions of Parliament, and major battles, rebellions, and uprisings * A bibliography of historical novels set in the period * An annotated list of films and television programs set in the period * A list of useful websites * An extensive, up-to-date bibliography divided into topical sections

Exoticizing the Past in Contemporary Neo-Historical Fiction

Author: E. Rousselot

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137375205

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 197

View: 4237


This collection of essays is dedicated to examining the recent literary phenomenon of the 'neo-historical' novel, a sub-genre of contemporary historical fiction which critically re-imagines specific periods of history.