Published February 23rd 20107054185

On a rainy day in Spain I started watching the Tudors. After watching the entire show it got me interested in reading some more about the background. The book covers the family from Henry VII to Elizabeth I, in which the author unfortunately talked a bit too much about bishops, monasteries and the pope in Rome. Henry VIII is portrayed quite scandalous as he robs the monasteries to fund wars and the building of palaces, destroying the schools and hospitals of the poor. This author provides a nicer view on Queen Mary and a harsher view of Elizabeth.

This was the first G.J. Meyer I read and I found it well written and well researched. A perfect read-up to the history they don’t cover in the TV series, without being school-bookish. However if you don’t like English history, it could be too lengthy.

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