Reviews

  • A wonderfully fluent portrait of five generations... de Lisle brings an entirely fresh feel to the Tudor story, reminding us of the one thing the monarchs themselves wanted us to forget: the sheer improbability of their royal rule

    Dan Jones, author of The Plantagenets, The Times (Saturday Review)
  • Violent, heady, glamorous stuff, this is popular history of a very superior sort

    Lucy Worsley, Country Life
  • Vivid... Part of the interest of this book lies in the portraits of strong women

    Charles Moore, Daily Telegraph
  • Tudor is a gripping account of a family riven by passionate jealousies, murderous ambitions and crippling tragedies. Leanda de Lisle is a master storyteller, and this is her greatest work yet. Immersive and exhaustively researched, Tudor is a triumph.

    Amanda Foreman, author of Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire
  • While many Tudor fans have been crying out for an accessible narrative history of the entire period, few historians have felt able to rise to the challenge... [de Lisle] manages to achieve that very feat... should now be the go-to book

    Chris Skidmore, History Today (Books of the Year 2013)

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