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The Resource The private lives of the Tudors : uncovering the secrets of Britain's greatest dynasty, Tracy Borman

The private lives of the Tudors : uncovering the secrets of Britain's greatest dynasty, Tracy Borman

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The private lives of the Tudors : uncovering the secrets of Britain's greatest dynasty
Title
The private lives of the Tudors
Title remainder
uncovering the secrets of Britain's greatest dynasty
Statement of responsibility
Tracy Borman
Title variation
Uncovering the secrets of Britain's greatest dynasty
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • An examination behind the public faces of the Tudor monarchs draws on material from their most intimate courtiers to illuminate details about their private worlds, from what they ate and the clothes they wore to how they were treated while sick
  • "Acclaimed historian Tracy Borman delves deep behind the public face of the monarchs, showing us what their lives were like beyond the stage of the court. Drawing on the original material from those closest to them--courtiers like the "groom of the stool," a much-coveted position, surprisingly--Borman examines Tudor life in fine detail. What did the monarchs eat? What clothes did they wear, and how were they designed, bought, and cared for? How did they wield power? When sick, how were they treated? What games did they play? How did they practice their faith? And in earthlier moments, who did they love, and how did they give birth to the all-important heirs? Exploring their education, upbringing, sexual lives, and into the kitchens, bathrooms, schoolrooms, and bedrooms of court, [this book] charts the course of the entire dynasty, surfacing new and fascinating insights into these celebrated figures."--From dust jacket
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
YDXCP
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
  • genealogical tables
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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The private lives of the Tudors : uncovering the secrets of Britain's greatest dynasty, Tracy Borman
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Publication
Note
First published in Great Britain in 2016 by Hodder & Stoughton, a Hachette UK company
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 381-426) and index
Contents
Introduction: 'The public self and the private' -- Henry VII. 'Infinitely suspicious' ; 'Not admitting any near approach' ; 'Closeted away like a girl' -- Henry VIII. 'Their business is in many secrets' ; 'Lay hands upon his royal person' ; 'She excelled them all' ; 'A thin, old, and vicious hack' ; 'True carnal copulation' ; 'Kings and Emperors all be but mortal' -- Edward VI. 'Being yet but a child' -- Mary I. 'Thinking myself to be with child' -- Elizabeth I. 'We highly commend the single life' ; 'She seldom partakes before strangers' ; 'A thousand eyes see all I do' ; 'I am soft and made of melting snow' ; 'The crooked carcass' -- Epilogue: 'Such lack of good order'
Control code
ocn951453064
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
448 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780802125996
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits, genealogical table
Label
The private lives of the Tudors : uncovering the secrets of Britain's greatest dynasty, Tracy Borman
Publication
Note
First published in Great Britain in 2016 by Hodder & Stoughton, a Hachette UK company
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 381-426) and index
Contents
Introduction: 'The public self and the private' -- Henry VII. 'Infinitely suspicious' ; 'Not admitting any near approach' ; 'Closeted away like a girl' -- Henry VIII. 'Their business is in many secrets' ; 'Lay hands upon his royal person' ; 'She excelled them all' ; 'A thin, old, and vicious hack' ; 'True carnal copulation' ; 'Kings and Emperors all be but mortal' -- Edward VI. 'Being yet but a child' -- Mary I. 'Thinking myself to be with child' -- Elizabeth I. 'We highly commend the single life' ; 'She seldom partakes before strangers' ; 'A thousand eyes see all I do' ; 'I am soft and made of melting snow' ; 'The crooked carcass' -- Epilogue: 'Such lack of good order'
Control code
ocn951453064
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
448 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780802125996
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits, genealogical table

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