About

Since childhood I have had a deep and abiding interest in Tudor England and Queen Elizabeth I in particular.  Over the years-through reading, research and travel-I have been able to expand my knowledge which I have used during my 19 years as a history teacher.

My hope with this blog is to share my thoughts and opinions about and my insights into the life of Elizabeth I and perhaps spark further dialogue about this most compelling historical personage.

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List of Materials Under “Book Reviews”

For more extensive reviews on a selection of Tudor materials, click on the “Book Reviews” tab above.

Here is the list of the titles included:

— Anne Boleyn: Adultery, Hersey, Desire by Amy Licence

Anne Boleyn’s Letter from the Tower: A New Assessment by Sandra Vasoli

Anne of Cleves: Henry VIII’s Discarded Bride by Elizabeth Norton

Behind the Mask: The Life of Queen Elizbeth I by Jane Resh Thomas °The Review is illustrated with works by Logan Rasner
Catherine of Aragon:  An Intimate Life of Henry VIIIs True Wife by Amy Licence

Catherine Carey in a Nutshell by Adrienne Dillard

Cowdray: The History of a Great English House With Illustrations from Drawings in the British Museum, and from Sketches by the Late Anthony Salvin by Julia Anne Elizabeth Roundell (Mrs. Charles Roundell)

The Elizabethans by A N. Wilson

Elizabeth and Essex: A Tragic History by Lytton Strachey

Elizabeth I by Anne Somerset

Elizabeth I: A Novel by Margret George

Elizabeth I: The Shrewdness of Virtue by Jasper Ridley

Elizabeth I: A Study in Insecurity by Helen Castor

Elizabeth of York (Queenship and Power Series) by Arlene Naylor Okerlund

Elizabeth’s Bedfellows: An Intimate History of the Queen’s Court by Anna Whitelock

— Elizabeth’s Women: Friends, Rivals and Foes Who Shaped the Virgin Queen by Tracy B Orman

England Under the Tudors by G. R. Elton

Firedrake’s Eye by Patricia Finney

The First Queen of England: The Myth of ‘Bloody Mary’ by Linda Porter

Henry VIII’s Health in a Nutshell by Kyra Cornelius Kramer

John Nichols’s The Progresses and Public Processions of Queen Elizabeth Volume III edited by Elizabeth Goldring, Faith Eales, Elizabeth Clarke and Jayne Elisabeth Archer

Katherine Howard: A New History by Conor Byrne

Katherine the Queen: The Remarkable Life of Katherine Parr by Linda Porter

Ladies in Waiting: From the Tudors to the Present Day by Anne Somerset

The Lady in the Tower: The Fall of Anne Boleyn by Alison Weir

Margaret Beaufort: Mother of the Tudor Dynasty by Elizabeth Norton

Marriage with My Kingdom by Alison Plowden

Mary, Queen of Scots °Film Review

Mary Tudor: Princess, Bastard, Queen by Anna Whitelock

Memoirs of the Court of Queen Elizabeth by Lucy Aikin

The Men Who Would Be King: Suitors to Queen Elizabeth I by Josephine Ross

The Rival Queens: Catherine de Medici, Her Daughter Marguerite de Valois, and the Betrayal That Ignited a Kingdom by Nancy Goldstone

Sister Queens: The Noble, Tragic Lives of Katherine of Aragon and Juana, Queen of Castile by Julia Fox

Three Sisters, Three Queens by Philippa Gregory

A Visitor’s Companion to Tudor England by Suzannah Lipscomb

Young Bess (Elizabeth Trilogy #1) by Margaret Irwin

Young Bess °Film Review

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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