The Private Lives of the Tudors MOBI È Private Lives

The Private Lives of the Tudors MOBI È Private Lives I do not live in a corner A thousand eyes see all I do Elizabeth IThe Tudor monarchs were constantly surrounded by an army of attendants, courtiers and ministers Even in their most private moments, they were accompanied by a servant specifically appointed for the task A groom of the stool would stand patiently by as Henry VIII performed his daily purges, and when Elizabeth I retired for the evening, one of her female servants would sleep at the end of her bed These attendants knew the truth behind the glamorous exterior They saw the tears shed by Henry VII upon the death of his son Arthur They knew the tragic secret behind Bloody Mary s phantom pregnancies And they saw the crooked carcass beneath Elizabeth I s carefully applied makeup, gowns and accessories It is the accounts of these eyewitnesses, as well as a rich array of other contemporary sources that historian Tracy Borman has examined closely than ever before With new insights and discoveries, and in the same way that she brilliantly illuminated the real Thomas Cromwell The Private Life of the Tudors will reveal previously unexamined details about the characters we think we know so well


10 thoughts on “The Private Lives of the Tudors

  1. Frances Frances says:

    3.5 A well researched novel of the Tudors beginning with Henry VII, written by England s joint chief curator of Historic Royal Palaces, Tracy Borman After Henry s death his young son, Henry VIII ascends the throne and becomes known as the King with a penchant for swift executions to eliminate all those who displease him or to acquire a new wife This is one of theremarkable times in hi


  2. Nicole~ Nicole~ says:

    This was truly the saddest project I ve read in years What was I thinking indulging in a book about Tudor Private Lives Just for the record, anyone today has the basic historical knowledge of the Tudors whom Tracy Borman has acknowledged here Henry VII, Queen Katherine, Henry VIII, Queen Anne, Queen Mary, Prince Edward and Queen Elizabeth a basic knowledge that Borman has briefly reviewed


  3. Carole P. Roman Carole P. Roman says:

    Tracy Borman s The Private Lives of the Tudors is a rich history that slips behind the privacy of the throne and describes the Tudor monarchy in luscious detail Colorful and filled with interesting facts, each member of the dynasty is highlighted from the choice of clothing to personalities, behaviors, eating habits, finances, even down to the people serving them No stone is left unturned in


  4. Somia Somia says:

    Even if the Tudors are one British royal family, I already knew a lot about before picking up this book, this was a super fun read for me I ve always been a bit of a history buff so this was perfect for me It s amazing how much of my knowledge of the Tudors has in recent years been muddled by popular culture depictions of them this book reinforced how much poetic licence is taken by for example H


  5. Leslie Leslie says:

    This was a simply fascinating compilation of facts about the Tudors beginning with Henry VII and ending with Elizabeth I What made it so interesting was that the information was really what they spent, where they went, what they wore, what they ate, and who received gifts I am not exactly sure how inventories, accounting statements and shopping lists could be compelling but the author worked some mag


  6. Samantha Samantha says:

    This book takes a different approach to the history of the Tudors Instead of focusing on the complicated politics of the era, it takesof a summary approach to each monarch Along the way, tidbits of daily life are described, so that you end up with a better idea of what Henry VIII s wardrobe looked like that how he ruled.For those who have already read plenty about how these monarchs ruled, this might be


  7. Jody McGrath Jody McGrath says:

    It was interesting to read about the different daily affairs of the time, such as their hygiene rituals, daily habits, food, clothing, etc I also enjoyed learning about how the royal babies were born I am not sure if this book really flowed for me though It read like a textbook instead of a historical nonfiction It had a lot of really good information, it just felt dry I wouldn t tell you not to read it, but


  8. Laura Laura says:

    I am no historian by any stretch of the imagination, but I did enjoy this book I have always had an interest in the royal families of England, and this book fed that interest The photos were also a nice addition While there was nothing earth shattering that I learned, I did learn a few interesting tidbits, such as the groom of the stool It is exactly what you d think it would be, but also SO muchThe groom of the


  9. Victoria (Eve& Victoria (Eve& says:

    There was much to enjoy here but I think the majority of my pleasure was taken from visiting with familiar friends and enemies rather than in new insights Borman focuses on the dress, food and personal relationships of the Tudor monarchs throughout, which is interesting but becomes quite repetitive, and let s be honest, if you ve read much about the Tudors then it s the type of thing you already know I could have wi


  10. Orsolya Orsolya says:

    The Tudors were a far cry from shy and left a multitude of artifacts for posterity documents, books, paintings, toys, instruments, jewelry, and even buildings Therefore, we know much about this historical celebrity family How much do we know about their personal lives, though A lot played out center stage but what about the Tudor world behind closed doors Tracy Borman attempts to answer this in, The Private Lives of the


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