The Private Lives of the Tudors

'Borman approaches her topic with huge enthusiasm and a keen eye for entertaining...this is a very human story of a remarkable family, full of vignettes that sit long in the mind.' Dan Jones, The Sunday Times 'Tracy Borman's eye for detail is impressive; the book is packed with fascinating courtly minutiae... this is a wonderful book.' The Times 'Borman is an authoritative and engaging writer, good at prising out those humanising details that make the past alive to us.' The Observer 'Fascinating, detailed account of the everyday reality of the royals... This is a book of rich scholarship.' Daily Mail 'Tracy Borman's passion for the Tudor period shines forth from the pages of this fascinatingly detailed book, which vividly illuminates what went on behind the scenes at the Tudor court.' Alison Weir 'I do not live in a corner. A thousand eyes see all I do.' Elizabeth I The 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 more 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.

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  • Author : Tracy Borman
  • Publisher : Hodder & Stoughton
  • Pages : 464 pages
  • ISBN : 1444782916
  • Rating : 4.5/5 from 2 reviews
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The Private Lives of the Tudors

The Private Lives of the Tudors
  • Author : Tracy Borman
  • Publisher : Hodder & Stoughton
  • Release : 19 May 2016
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'Borman approaches her topic with huge enthusiasm and a keen eye for entertaining...this is a very human story of a remarkable family, full of vignettes that sit long in the mind.' Dan Jones, The Sunday Times 'Tracy Borman's eye for detail is impressive; the book is packed with fascinating courtly minutiae... this is a wonderful book.' The Times 'Borman is an authoritative and engaging writer, good at prising out those humanising details that make the past alive

The Private Lives of the Tudors

The Private Lives of the Tudors
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  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 19 May 2016
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'Borman approaches her topic with huge enthusiasm and a keen eye for entertaining...this is a very human story of a remarkable family, full of vignettes that sit long in the mind.' Dan Jones, The Sunday Times 'Tracy Borman's eye for detail is impressive; the book is packed with fascinating courtly minutiae... this is a wonderful book.' The Times 'Borman is an authoritative and engaging writer, good at prising out those humanising details that make the past alive

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  • Publisher : Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
  • Release : 13 December 2016
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  • Publisher : Random House Digital, Inc.
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  • Publisher : Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
  • Release : 06 January 2015
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 04 July 2017
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  • Publisher : The History Press
  • Release : 01 August 2016
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  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Release : 24 April 2013
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  • Release : 07 March 2016
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  • Publisher : The History Press
  • Release : 31 July 2011
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  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 14 October 2020
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