(Tudor The Family Story) [PDF/EBOOK] Â Leanda de Lisle


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    (Tudor The Family Story) [PDF/EBOOK] Â Leanda de Lisle There have been an awful lot of books movies and TV shows about the Tudors Their cultural impression is larger than life Events of historic importance certainly occurred during their reigns probably most significantly the Protestant Reformation but it is their colorful antics that make them memorable Even the Plantagenets

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    (Tudor The Family Story) [PDF/EBOOK] Â Leanda de Lisle Summary Ó PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ☆ Leanda de Lisle Review Tudor The Family Story 'Tudor The Family Story' begins at the funeral procession of Catherine of Valois in 1437 in order to relate the origins of the Tudor name Catherine and Owen Tudor's relationship is depicted as truly romantic I had uite a chuckle or two as Ms de Lisle showed she has a slightly ribald sense of humor There was music playing and her ser

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    (Tudor The Family Story) [PDF/EBOOK] Â Leanda de Lisle In her look at the Tudor Dynasty Ms De Lisle has delivered a very reader friendly book Starting with the Owen Tudor Henry VII’s grandfather and who gave the dynasty its name the author looks at the family that ruled England from 1485 thru the death of Elizabeth I in 1603 In telling their story Ms De Lisle state

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    Review Tudor The Family Story (Tudor The Family Story) [PDF/EBOOK] Â Leanda de Lisle Summary Ó PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ☆ Leanda de Lisle An interesting book which takes the approach of going back to the earlier characters in the story of the Tudor family starting with Owen Tudor who married the widowed ueen of France after a wild dance leap landed h

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    Summary Ó PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ☆ Leanda de Lisle Leanda de Lisle ☆ 2 Characters (Tudor The Family Story) [PDF/EBOOK] Â Leanda de Lisle Disclaimer Arc read via Netgalley Thank you Netgalley Perseus Books and Public Affairs BooksI can hear you asking the uestion – do we really need another book about the Tudors Really Well I don’t know about need but I can say this is a very excellent look at the Tudor family If you were going to buy one book about the Tudor dynasty this should be it It’s not that I didn’t like Meyer’s book about the family but de Lisle is just b

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    Leanda de Lisle ☆ 2 Characters Summary Ó PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ☆ Leanda de Lisle (Tudor The Family Story) [PDF/EBOOK] Â Leanda de Lisle For us Tudorphiles there really isn’t anything we don’t already know about one of history’s most dramatic families

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    (Tudor The Family Story) [PDF/EBOOK] Â Leanda de Lisle Review Tudor The Family Story Why read another a Tudor book De Lisle takes on the family history from Owen Tudor to James I This isn't another Henry and his wives book De Lisle's NF books are not text bookish They are easy to read and before you know it hours have gone by she brought many new things to my attention proof Margaret Beaufort wasn't the

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    (Tudor The Family Story) [PDF/EBOOK] Â Leanda de Lisle I've read a good number of books on the Tudors It's my favorite period of historyThis book is extremely thoroughly reasearched and presents events in an unbiased manner This is important because I've read enough books on the Tudors that have b

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    (Tudor The Family Story) [PDF/EBOOK] Â Leanda de Lisle Review Tudor The Family Story Nothing new in this one but an interesting and entertaining read none the less My only gripe with this one just like most books about the Tudors is the lesser known family members get shoved to the sidelines and barely get a mention

  10. says: Review Tudor The Family Story Leanda de Lisle ☆ 2 Characters (Tudor The Family Story) [PDF/EBOOK] Â Leanda de Lisle

    (Tudor The Family Story) [PDF/EBOOK] Â Leanda de Lisle Leanda de Lisle has a gift for writing historical books When the history is as compelling as that of the Tudors no embellishment is needed and de Lisle tells the story masterfully This book is impeccably researched and de Lisle backs

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Tudor The Family Story Summary ½ 2 # For 'Best Books about the Tudors facts behind the Wolf Hall trilogy' the Times of London recommends Tudor The Family Story Sunday Times top ten Bestseller; BBC History Book of the Year; a Daily Telegraph Book of the Year; a History Today Book of the YearThe Tudors are England’s most notorious royal family But as Leanda de Lisle’s gripping new history reveals they are a family still extraordinary than the one we thought we knewThe Tudor canon typically starts with the Battle of Bosworth in 1485 before speeding on to Henry VIII and the Reformation But this leaves out the family’s obscure Welsh origins the ordinary m Tudor The Family Story begins at the funeral procession of Catherine of Valois in 1437 in order to relate the origins of the Tudor name Catherine and Owen Tudor s relationship is depicted as truly romantic I had uite a chuckle or two as Ms de Lisle showed she has a slightly ribald sense of humor There was music playing and her servants were dancing While Catherine watched Owen performed a leap which span out of control and he fell straight into her lap As an Elizabethan poet asked Who would not judge it fortune s greatest grace Since he must fall to fall in such a place 9 Ms de Lisle explains that The story of how Henry Tudor ieHenry VII survived against the odds and won his throne and his bride against even greater odds is one of the world s great adventure stories It sounded irresistible and indeed how could one understand the king if you only began his life in 1485 423 The author approached this family biography that spanned five generations like a top notch forensic investigator sifting through layers of archived evidence exhaustively gathering information looking at different angles to uncover hidden reasons and perhaps suggest alternate motives with an acceptable level of plausibility for the actions of this fascinating royal family Ms de Lisle took great care to examine closely not how we see the Tudors from our end of the telescope but how they saw themselves 424 I was happy to read about Margaret Tudor ueen of Scots Henry VIII s older sister whose husband James IV was killed at the battle of Flodden against England while ueen Katherine was regent It seemed so strange and heartless that Henry VIII would take pleasure in the win and show little remorse at leaving his pregnant sister a widow his nephews fatherless and the three vulnerable in Scotland I appreciated that Ms de Lisle stuck to referring to family members and close surrounding characters by their given names and did not get heavy handed with lining up their titles like cars in a traffic jam because as we know titles changed hands as uickly as heads rolled This is one thing I most dislike that some medieval historians would plaster titles all over the pages it isn t impressive at all but is rather ridiculously frustrating Thankfully Tudor is not an example of such confusion it is uncomplicated reading flowed easily and made sense Tudor is a work of obvious dedication and passion from an author who has brought to fruition a well balanced biography of a dynasty It is well written remarkably researched and rationally thought out For medieval history fans this is not only a pleasurable read on a familiar subject it also provides new insights and a fresh outlook on a fascinating royal family

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Tudor The Family Story Summary ½ 2 An known as Owen Tudor who would fall literally into a ueen’s lap and later her bed It passes by the courage of Margaret Beaufort the pregnant thirteen year old girl who would help found the Tudor dynasty and the childhood and painful exile of her son the future Henry VII It ignores the fact that the Tudors were shaped by their past those parts they wished to remember and those they wished to forgetBy creating a full family portrait set against the background of this past de Lisle enables us to see the Tudor dynasty in its own terms and presents new perspectives and revelations on key figures and events De Lisle discove For us Tudorphiles there really isn t anything we don t already know about one of history s most dramatic families So what s the point of reading another book on the Tudor dynasty Perhaps this can be answered by Leanda de Lisle in Tudor The Family Story Lisle s version of events in Tudor stands out instantly as the tone presented to the reader is not simply that of a recollection of Tudor monarchy life but the basics and underlying psychosis of the family Lisle begins the history backtracking to Owen Tudor and his fall into royalty Although nothing new is learned by the expert reader the family history will be understood in a new light Lisle reveals the Tudors in a smooth way in which their emotions and actions throughout the decades make clear sense Thus although the story isn t new the fresh perception is Lisle s text is heavily researched and accurate skipping the biases and speculation which are abundant even in the works of renowned historians The pace is exciting and has a steady ratio of almost fictional narrative to that of an academic piece However at times Lisle goes off on the flowery descriptions and either grazes or rushes too uickly on the historical events I suspect that she could produce a solid HF novelA notable characteristic of Tudor is the breath of life Lisle gives to some figures who are often ignored such as Mary and Margaret Tudor the sisters of Henry VIII and Margaret Douglas Plus the chronology is solid and all major points are highlighted without jumping back and forth which could confuse new readers Lisle seamlessly interweaves the text with descriptions of everyday lifeculture which instead of feeling like tangents clearly sets the stage for Tudor lie and again makes everything clear and understandable Tudor is also filled with anticipation with even the seasoned Tudorphile wanting to know what happens even though he or she already knows On the negative end Lisle has the habit of mentioning a thought or idea which is contrary to popular belief but doesn t elaborate or offer clear sources I would welcome new angles but need details Also slightly annoying is Lisle maintaining the trend of uoting Shakespeare within her historic text Shakespeare was NOT a historian and his plays were just that plays Not sure why so many authors insist on this The second half of Tudor has of a detective focus with Lisle debunking some much talked about Tudor myths The only issue with this is a lack of descriptionargument and notes with holes in the connection I had many You got this from that moments Despite this Lisle also displayed the strength of not following stereotypes in Tudor Mary isn t vilified Elizabeth isn t glorified etc Instead Lisle simply sees the strengths and weaknesses of each figureheadThe conclusion of Tudor is exceptionally strong wrapping up Elizabeth s reign but again not overly romanticizing her flowing into a memorable well rounded Epilogue in which Lisle truly brings home the Tudor message in a way not many history books have Lisle doesn t just stop there as she briefly discusses some Tudor myths in the Appendices For those readers who enjoy notes Lisle offers pages worth while also serving up color plates and genealogical trees Even though one may not experience new information on the pages of Tudor the presentation is entirely new Versus a straightforward look at Tudor history Lisle opens up the personal view of the Tudors and how THEY viewed themselves which explains their actions better then a simple look at their political actions Lisle successfully treads a middle ground where readers both new and old to the topic will find enjoyment Tudor is well written and extremely readable with Lisle showing a marked improvement in her writing it is obvious that she has great things in store Although not perfect Tudor is very much recommended for anyone and everyone interested in the topic Note My rating is of a 45 but rounded to 4 versus 5

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Tudor The Family Story Summary ½ 2 Rs a family dominated by remarkable women doing everything possible to secure its future; shows why the princes in the Tower had to vanish; and reexamines the bloodiness of Mary’s reign Elizabeth’s fraught relationships with her cousins and the true significance of previously overlooked figures Throughout the Tudor story Leanda de Lisle emphasizes the supreme importance of achieving peace and stability in a violent and uncertain world and of protecting and securing the bloodline Tudor is bristling with religious and political intrigue but at heart is a thrilling story of one family’s determined and flamboyant ambiti I ve read a good number of books on the Tudors It s my favorite period of historyThis book is extremely thoroughly reasearched and presents events in an unbiased manner This is important because I ve read enough books on the Tudors that have been slightly compromised due to an author s opinion being forced on the reader It s frankly annoying when that happens and De Lisle refrained from making this mistakeShe had a bit of a wry sense of humor which I appreciate Just enough to make it entertaining not distracting I appreciated her defense of Margaret Beaufort as well the author portrayed her as a wonderfully intelligent resourceful mother who tirelessly worked to secure the safety and legacy of her son Henry often at great peril for her own safety Oddly Beaufort is often recalled as a formidable dour presence not helped by artistic renderings of her in late life but the author made her inspiring and likable Her depiction of Elizabeth Woodville was also particularly poignant The mothers in Tudors history often endured long separations from their children and dealt with their children s deaths as well Despite the glittering romantic portayals of the Tudors in cinema these grim realities made life literally hang in the balance for these matriarchs The Tudor kings who were judged harshly by modern critics were somewhat defended by the author as well Henry VII was basically raised in exile and had be uite careful almost paranoid for his own survival Unfortunately his cautiousness became a bit exaggerated late in his reign his laws became almost Draconian and as a result he was not popular with his kingdom Henry Vlll started out as a jocular athletic and beloved ruler but also suffered the same fate His reign was remembered as being full of bloodshed and terror Constant threats of rebellion religious strife and plotting amongst palace insiders created an insidious petri dish of volatilityAlmost anyone familiar with Tudor history has a strong opinion about the Lost princes in the Tower the sons of Elizabeth Woodville taken by their uncle Richard lll Some feel Richard ordered their murder feeling they presented a threat to his reign Others argue that such a sober pious ruler would never do such a thing Some have speculated that Margaret Beaufort was behind their demise in order to pave the way of her son Henry Vll to the throne What is known is this Richard lll never made mention of the princes after their incarceration in The Tower He never acknowledged their deaths and certainly never held a funeral mass for them He did not want a religious cultmartyrdom developing around the princes which was a possibility if people knew they were murdered After Henry Vll took the throne defeating Richard lll at Bosworth he maintained the secrecy surrounding the princes for much the same reason Although bones were discovered many years later buried at the foot of stairs in The Tower and forensic analysis confirms the bones are that of two children approximately the same age as the princes there is still no absolute cetaintly about the fate of the two boys This is such an emotionally fraught topic the death of two innocents Unfortunately for Richard his reign will always be besmirched with this black cloud of ignominy And the fact that he had a genetic deformity likely scoliosis aka a hunchback it adds to the image of him being a monster De Lisle tried to explain the treachery of being a ruler and how Richard was merely maintaining his dominance as a ruler I wasn t sure if she was giving him a pass if he ordered a hit so to speak but it seem perhaps she was If the princes had been allowed to live they could raise an army as adults against their uncle Call me crazy but I still think Richard was an asshole It s a matter of opinion of course Henry Vlll and his daughter Elizabeth also executed would be rivals Elizabeth started off beloved by her people and acknowledged them lovingly as her very own children In her later years her popularity waned with the ongoing war and her subjects enduring financial troubles She cleverly refused to name an heir as was expected of a monarch for years knowing that as soon as she did the power plays and plotting against her would be set in motion For someone with little politcal training she showed exemplary cunning While some speculated her refusal to marry was because she was lovelorn for her Master of The Horse Robert Dudley and secret lover her reasons were pragmatic If Elizabeth were to marry she would have less control and plotting to contend with she thought it best to avoid the situation entirelyEach Tudor player was covered in great detail with much attention given to the human aspects of lives This not only made the book a pleasure to read meaning not too dry it also gave a three dimensional view of this most fascinating time in history A good writer and I ll be checking out her other books A must read for anyone interested in this period or anyone looking for a good introduction

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  • Tudor The Family Story
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  • 09 October 2020
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