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

Author: Tracy Borman
Publisher: New York, NY : Grove Press, an imprint of Grove Atlantic, [2017] ©2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First Grove Atlantic editionView all editions and formats
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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.
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Genre/Form: Biographies
History
Named Person: House of Tudor; House of Tudor
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tracy Borman
ISBN: 9780802125996 0802125999
OCLC Number: 951453064
Notes: "January 2017"--Title page verso.
"First published in Great Britain in 2016 by Hodder & Stoughton, an Hachette UK company"--Title page verso.
Map on end papers.
Description: 448 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color), maps, 1 genealogical table ; 24 cm
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'.
Other Titles: Uncovering the secrets of Britain's greatest dynasty
Responsibility: Tracy Borman.

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