The Tudor Tutor: Your Cheeky Guide to the Tudor Dynasty by Barb Alexander

| November 2, 2015

Congratulations to Barb Alexander, who you may know from The Tudor Tutor blog, on the re-release of her book The Tudor Tutor: Your Cheeky Guide to the Tudor Dynasty. Barb originally self-published her book, back in 2013, but is has been re-released by Skyhorse Publishing with beautiful colourful illustrations by Lisa Graves, author and illustrator […]

Tudors: The Illustrated History – Do not buy if you own Rex’s The Tudors!

| November 17, 2014

I was sent a review copy of this illustrated history of the Tudors by Richard Rex and experienced a weird sensation of déjà vu as I read Rex’s preface. It was only published on 5th November 2014 and Suzannah Lipscomb’s introduction was dated August 2014, but I was convinced that I’d read it before. I […]

An Illustrated Introduction to the Tudors by Gareth Russell

| November 17, 2014

I’m so glad that Amberley Publishing has brought out this book in time for Christmas because it really is the perfect stocking filler for those people in your life who need indoctrinating with Tudor history – you know, the ones who are really important to you but whose eyes take on that glazed look when […]

Tudor Wales by Nathen Amin

| May 16, 2014

This book piqued my interest because I’m half Welsh and my parents live in Wales, so I was very excited when Amberley Publishing sent it to me. Tudor Wales is described as a “full-colour guide to the many places in Wales associated with this famous dynasty” and it would make the perfect guide-book for any […]

Inside the Tudor Court by Lauren Mackay

| March 28, 2014

The name ‘Eustace Chapuys’ is well-known to any Tudor historian, researcher and reader of Tudor books. Chapuys is famous for his despatches, which are invaluable to those writing about Henry VIII’s reign and the lives of prominent members of Henry VIII’s court, but most people know very little about the man behind the letters because […]

The Tudors: A Very Short Introduction by John Guy

| October 17, 2013

The Tudors: A Very Short Introduction is a pocket sized guide to the Tudor monarchs and their reign and is just over 130 pages. Oxford University Press describes the Very Short Introduction series, which seems to cover every topic you can think of, as “pocket-sized books” which “are the perfect way to get ahead in […]

Tudor: The Family Story by Leanda de Lisle

| August 29, 2013

Historian Leanda de Lisle’s new book, Tudor: The Family Story, has just been released in the UK and I was fortunate to be sent a review copy. You could be forgiven for thinking that there’s nothing more to say about the Tudors after the books by G. J. Meyer, Peter Ackroyd, Richard Rex… but you’d […]

The Boleyn King by Laura Andersen

| June 5, 2013

We all love to “what if” when it comes to Anne Boleyn, don’t we?  – What if she hadn’t miscarried? What if that baby had been a living son? What if she hadn’t been executed? – but I’ve never been keen on the idea of alternative history novels, particularly after reading an awful one. However, […]

Tudor Rules by Libby Schmais

| March 4, 2012

It’s actually quite hard for me to review “Tudor Rules” by Libby Schmais because I’m just not the book’s target market. This book is written for the Young Adult market and is about a high school teen who becomes fascinated with the Tudors after reading books by Philippa Gregory and Alison Weir. Yes, I’m obsessed […]

Anne of Hollywood by Carol Wolper

| February 22, 2012

When best-selling author Carol Wolper sent me an email introducing her book and describing it as “the story of Anne and Henry updated for 2012” and saying “Not a lot has changed since the 16th century. Shorter skirts and iPhones, that’s about it”, I was intrigued and agreed to read and review it. When it […]