The Tudor Tutor: Your Cheeky Guide to the Dynasty

Skyhorse
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“An entertaining yet highly accurate guide to this larger-than-life royal dynasty” (Claire Ridgway, author of The Fall of Anne Boleyn).
 
From the bloody Wars of the Roses to Queen Elizabeth I’s iconic rule, the Tudor Dynasty was a fascinating period of English history—and monarchs such as Henry VIII have become a part of modern pop culture, appearing in endless TV shows, novels, and movies, as well as parodies and satires. After all these centuries, how do you separate the truth from the legends?
 
This guide—with beautiful color illustrations—debunks the myths, provides lots of fun facts, and offers a journey through the Tudor era that’s not only informative, but humorous and entertaining.
 
“A wonderfully irreverent and engaging introduction to the Tudors.” —Suzannah Lipscomb, author of 1536: The Year that Changed Henry VIII
 
“Putting the events and people of 500 years ago into a clear, modern context, this is as witty and punchy an introduction to the period as you could hope for.” —Justin Pollard, historical consultant for Showtime’s The Tudors
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About the author

Barb Alexander has a master's degree in education, and started the Tudor Tutor blog in 2009 as a way of merging history education with humor. As a Tudor history buff, Barb previously resided in England, where she spent countless hours researching the era. She lives in Virginia.

Lisa Graves is the author and illustrator of History's Witches. She is also the creator of HistoryWitch.com, a site dedicated to illustrations of history’s greatest and most fascinating characters. She lives in Medway, Massachusetts.
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Skyhorse
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Published on
Nov 3, 2015
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Pages
160
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ISBN
9781634508810
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Language
English
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Genres
History / Europe / Great Britain / Tudor & Elizabethan Era (1485-1603)
History / Europe / Renaissance
History / Modern / 16th Century
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