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The Resource The private lives of the Tudors : uncovering the secrets of Britain's greatest dynasty, Tracy Borman

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

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The private lives of the Tudors : uncovering the secrets of Britain's greatest dynasty
Title
The private lives of the Tudors
Title remainder
uncovering the secrets of Britain's greatest dynasty
Statement of responsibility
Tracy Borman
Title variation
Uncovering the secrets of Britain's greatest dynasty
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
  • 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
  • "England’s Tudor monarchs--Henry VII, Henry VIII, Edward VI, Mary I, and Elizabeth I--are perhaps the most celebrated of all royal families in history. Their love affairs, their political triumphs, and their religious reforms are the subject of countless works of scholarship. But for all we know about Henry’s quest for male heirs, or Elizabeth’s virginity, the private lives of the Tudor monarchs remain largely beyond our grasp. In The Private Lives of the Tudors, acclaimed historian Tracy Borman shows what their lives were like beyond the stage of court. Drawing on the original material from those closest to them--courtiers like the "groom of the stool," surprisingly a much-coveted position--Borman examines Tudor life in fine detail. What did the monarchs eat? What did they wear, and how were their clothes designed, bought, and cared for? How did the Tudors wield power? When sick, how were they treated? What games did they play? How did they practice their faith? And in earthlier moments, whom did they love, and how did they give birth to the all-important heirs? Delving deep into their education, upbringing, and sexual lives, and into the kitchens, bathrooms, schoolrooms, and bedrooms of court, Borman charts out the course of the entire Tudor dynasty, surfacing new and fascinating insights into these celebrated figures." -- Publisher's description
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
YDXCP
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Borman, Tracy
Dewey number
942.05
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
  • genealogical tables
Index
index present
LC call number
DA315
LC item number
.B72 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Tudor, House of
  • Tudor, House of
  • Monarchy
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • Kings and rulers
  • Monarchy
  • Great Britain
  • HISTORY / Europe / Great Britain / General
  • HISTORY / Modern / 16th Century
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The private lives of the Tudors : uncovering the secrets of Britain's greatest dynasty, Tracy Borman
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Publication
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Note
First published in Great Britain in 2016 by Hodder & Stoughton, a Hachette UK company
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 381-426) and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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'
Control code
ocn951453064
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Grove Atlantic edition.
Extent
448 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780802125996
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits, genealogical table
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780802125996
  • (OCoLC)951453064
Label
The private lives of the Tudors : uncovering the secrets of Britain's greatest dynasty, Tracy Borman
Publication
Copyright
Note
First published in Great Britain in 2016 by Hodder & Stoughton, a Hachette UK company
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 381-426) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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'
Control code
ocn951453064
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Grove Atlantic edition.
Extent
448 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780802125996
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits, genealogical table
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780802125996
  • (OCoLC)951453064

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