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The Tudors For Dummies 1st Edition

The Tudors For Dummies 1st Edition

This entertaining guide covers the period from 1485 to 1603, exploring the life and times of everyday people (from famine and the flu epidemic, to education, witchcraft and William Shakespeare) as well as the intrigues and scandals at court. Strap yourself in and get ready for a rollercoaster ride through the romantic and political liaisons of Henry VIII and Elizabeth I - and that's not all! Information on surviving Tudor buildings, such as Hampton Court, adds a contemporary twist for readers wanting to bring history to life by visiting these historic sites.


Part I - Encountering the Early Tudors

Chapter 1. Touring the Time of the Tudors

Chapter 2. Starting a Dynasty: Henry VII

Part II - Handling Henry VIII

Chapter 3. Being Bluff King Hal: Henry VIII

Chapter 4. Running the Kingdom, Henry's Way

Chapter 5. Six Weddings and Two Funerals: Henry VIII's Wives and Girlfriends

Chapter 6. Building a New Church: Henry and Religion

Part III - Remembering the Forgotten Tudors: Edward VI and Mary

Chapter 7. Ruling from the Nursery: Edward VI and His Protectors

Chapter 8. Encouraging Protestantism

Chapter 9. Changing with the Times: Edward, John, Jane and Mary

Chapter 10. Returning to the Old Faith: Mary I

Chapter 11. Ending the Dream: The Last of Mary

Part IV - Ending with Elizabeth

Chapter 12. Dancing with Elizabeth

Chapter 13. Choosing the Middle Way between Protestants and Catholics

Chapter 14. Gunning for Elizabeth

Chapter 15. Facing the Armada

Chapter 16. Ending an Era: 1590-1603

Part V - The Part of Tens

Chapter 17. Ten Top Tudor People

Chapter 18. Ten Things the Tudors Did for Us

Chapter 19. Ten Top Tudor Buildings

Chapter 20. Ten Major Tudor Events

Chapter 21. Ten Tudor Firsts

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