Synopses & Reviews
From the bloody Wars of the Roses to Queen Elizabeth Iand#8217;s iconic rule, the Tudor Dynasty was a period of sex, scandal, and intrigue. Monarchs such as Henry VIII and Queen Elizabeth I have become a part of modern pop culture, resulting in endless parodies, satires, rumors, and urban legends that grace our television screens. But as with all urban legends and parodies, facts surrounding the lives of these rulers are greatly exaggerated. In this entertaining guide, Barb Alexander serves to debunk those rumors and educate you about the dynasty.
History doesnand#8217;t have to be dry, boring, and difficult to read. As an educator, Barb knows exactly how to engage an audience. This pocket-sized guide is not only informative, but also filled with cheek, snark, and wit. With 50 beautiful illustrations that depict Tudor Monarchs and key players during their rule, this book is guaranteed to garner a chuckle or two. So sit back, relax, and enjoy the lesson. Before long, youand#8217;ll be sharing Tudor history facts that will be sure to impress your less-informed peers.
About the Author
has a master's degree in education, and started The Tudor Tutor
blog in 2009 as a way of merging history education and humor. As a Tudor history buff, Barb previously resided in England, where she spent endless hours researching the era. She lives in Virginia.
Lisa Graves is the author and illustrator of History's Witches. She is also the creator of Historywitch.com, a site dedicated to illustrations of historyand#8217;s greatest and most fascinating characters. She lives in Medway, Massachusetts.