The Domestic Revolution by Ruth Goodman

The Domestic Revolution by Ruth Goodman

You might have noticed that I published recently a review for How to be a Victorian. Now is time to review another one of her books, The Domestic Revolution by Ruth Goodman*. I loved this book. I was expecting to be a detailed account of…

The Tudors by Linda Collins, Siobhan Clarke

The Tudors by Linda Collins, Siobhan Clarke

I was asked if I want to review The Tudors by Linda Collins, Siobhan Clarke – The Crown, the Dynasty, the Golden Age*. Of course I said yes, especially as I’m studying the period. I like to mix up serious books (as in those kinds…

Tudor Economic Problems by Peter Ramsey

Tudor Economic Problems by Peter Ramsey

Tudor Economic Problems by Peter Ramsey was such a great book. I had no intention of reading it cover-to-cover, but I did. I was doing an essay on Tudor economics and this book was so good, I didn’t want to put it down. It was…

England and Europe by Susan Doran

England and Europe by Susan Doran

England and Europe by Susan Doran. This book too is from the Seminar Studies in History collection. After reading a highly biased book by Doran about Elizabeth (link to that book is at the end of this post), I wasn’t sure I would be happy…

Tudor Rebellions by Anthony Fletcher

Tudor Rebellions by Anthony Fletcher

Tudor Rebellions by Anthony Fletcher, a book in the Seminar Studies In History collection. It is a book for historians, heavy in facts, and thus, quite dry. Definitely not the kind of book you’d see on the bedside table. I wished the book covered the…

New Worlds, Lost Worlds by Susan Brigden

New Worlds, Lost Worlds by Susan Brigden

New Worlds, Lost Worlds by Susan Brigden – The Rule of the Tudors 1485-1600. It is a good book about the Tudors, starting with Henry VII going all the way to Elizabeth I. From my point of view, she is focusing a bit too much…

Shakespeare’s London by Stephen Porter

Shakespeare’s London by Stephen Porter

This is the last book I’ve read last year: Shakespeare’s London by Stephen Porter – Everyday Life in London 1580-1616. I had this book in the bookcase, waiting for me to read it and now the moment was right, as it is something I liked…

Images of Rule by David J. Howarth

Images of Rule by David J. Howarth

Images of Rule by David J. Howarth – Art and Politics in the English Renaissance, 1485-1649 was on my to-read list for University. It was not a book I would have picked from the library and that would have been a shame. The book is…

The Mid-Tudor Crisis by David Loades

The Mid-Tudor Crisis by David Loades

The Mid-Tudor Crisis by David Loades. He focuses on the period between 1545 and 1565 and he questions if there really was a crisis in that period or is viewed like this due to hindsight and, even more, due to Elizabethan propaganda. I’ve enjoyed his…

The Oxford illustrated history of Tudor and Stuart Britain by John Morrill

The Oxford illustrated history of Tudor and Stuart Britain by John Morrill

The Oxford illustrated history of Tudor and Stuart Britain is edited by John Morrill and it is a compilation of chapters on different aspects of that period, each one authored by another historian. I have to say that I didn’t read all the book because…

English Reformations by Christopher Haigh

English Reformations by Christopher Haigh

Judging by the name, English Reformations by Christopher Haigh – Religion, Politics, and Society under the Tudors, doesn’t sound like a terrible exciting book (unless you are studying history). I couldn’t be more wrong. This is such a well written history, very often with funny…

Elizabeth I and Her Circle by Susan Doran

Elizabeth I and Her Circle by Susan Doran

Elizabeth I and Her Circle by Susan Doran. The book aims to show the inside story of Elizabeth I’s inner circle, including her dealings with her Stewart and Suffolk cousins. I was surprised that the book was so pro-Elizabeth instead of being neutral. I’m going…

Tudor England and its Neighbours by Glenn Richardson, Susan Doran

Tudor England and its Neighbours by Glenn Richardson, Susan Doran

This book, Tudor England and its Neighbours by Glenn Richardson, Susan Doran, is one of the books I have on my to-read list from the University. It was a great read, as it offers quite different perspectives. Glenn Richardson and Susan Doran are editors, while…

Edward VI by Jennifer Loach

Edward VI by Jennifer Loach

The book Edward VI by Jennifer Loach has a very sad story. The author died of cancer before being able to complete the book, so two other historians edited the book using material she prepared. It is also thanks to George Bernard and Penry Williams…

Fires of faith by Eamon Duffy

Fires of faith by Eamon Duffy

Fires of faith by Eamon Duffy – Catholic England under Mary Tudor is definitely an interesting book to read. It is written by a catholic and presents the history from this point of view. Of course Mary’s reign is presented as bloody from a protestant…

Henry VIII and the men who made him by Tracy Borman

Henry VIII and the men who made him by Tracy Borman

Henry VIII and the men who made him by Tracy Borman is the third book I read by her. I really enjoyed the other two and I had high expectations for this one as well. Unfortunately the book was not as good as the other…