By Susan Brigden
No interval in British background keeps extra resonance and secret for modern readers than the 16th century. For background buffs, or virtually any reader, the figures and occasions of Tudor Britain strategy these of fable. Already released to serious acclaim in nice Britain, The Rule of the Tudors lines the direction and currents of this formative period from the secretive Henry VII and his fascinating, capricious, ruthless Renaissance son, Henry VIII, to "Bloody Mary" Tudor and her nemesis, Elizabeth I, who trumpeted her adroit rule of a man's international with "the physique of a vulnerable and feeble girl but...the center and abdominal of a king."
Above all, the Tudor epoch emerges as a battleground among the hot global of Protestantism and the outdated one in all unquestioned Catholicism-a nice spiritual lease within the cloth of English society that underlies turbulence and carnage from Henry VIII's holiday with Rome to the specter of conquest via Spain. The Rule of the Tudors is an authoritative, impeccably written, and startlingly atmospheric background.
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