Tudors (The History of England, #2)

Tudors (The History of England, #2) Rich In Detail And Atmosphere And Told In Vivid Prose, Tudors Recounts The Transformation Of England From A Settled Catholic Country To A Protestant Superpower It Is The Story Of Henry VIII S Cataclysmic Break With Rome, And His Relentless Pursuit Of Both The Perfect Wife And The Perfect Heir Of How The Brief Reign Of The Teenage King, Edward VI, Gave Way To The Violent Reimposition Of Catholicism And The Stench Of Bonfires Under Bloody Mary It Tells, Too, Of The Long Reign Of Elizabeth I, Which, Though Marked By Civil Strife, Plots Against The Queen And Even An Invasion Force, Finally Brought Stability Above All, However, It Is The Story Of The English Reformation And The Making Of The Anglican Church At The Beginning Of The Sixteenth Century, England Was Still Largely Feudal And Looked To Rome For Direction At Its End, It Was A Country Where Good Governance Was The Duty Of The State, Not The Church, And Where Men And Women Began To Look To Themselves For Answers Rather Than To Those Who Ruled Them. A 81% Very Good NotesViews the period through bifocals of religion and succession, which limits its subject matter but focuses its narrative. Disclaimer Read via Netgalley I am also an Ackroyd fan girl Why do we need another book about the big gun Tudors You might as well ask why we need another book about Shakespeare for the answer to both questions is the same Because Peter Ackroyd wrote it Okay that s a bit flippant, even if it is true This book is Ackroyd s second volume in his history of England Despite its seemingly heft, it flows very quickly While Ackroyd focuses on the big events Henry s love life, Elizabeth and Ma Disclaimer Read via Netgalley I am also an Ackroyd fan girl Why do we need another book about the big gun Tudors You might as well ask why we need another book about Shakespeare for the answer to both questions is the same Because Peter Ackroyd wrote it Okay that s a
If you ve ever wondered about the origins of mistrusts and hatreds between Catholic and Protestants in England, this is a good place to start.The great theme of this book is the Reformation of the church in England At the beginning of Henry VIII s reign 1509 1547 the Church in England was entirely Catholic, its forms of organisation and worship essentially medieval The Pope in Rome held supreme authority, the Church lords and institutions held great lands and treasures, thousands of men an If you ve ever wondered about
Peter Ackroyd s Tudors is popular history that goes down easy Tudors is the second volume of Ackroyd s history of England, taking us from Henry VIII through Elizabeth I It s a complicated period, replete with monarchs with larger than life personalities, scheming companions and spouses, attempted assassinations and usurpations, endless wars, and religious upheaval that pulled the country from one extreme to the other with every change in ruler while courtiers scrambled for position With the w Peter Ackroyd s Tudors is popular history that goes down easy Tudors is the second volume of Ackroyd s history of England, taking us from Henry VIII through Elizabeth I It s a complicated period, replete with monarchs with larger than life personalities, scheming companions and spouses, attempted assassinations and usurpations, endless wars,
This truly inclusive work of history, the second of Ackroyd s History of England series, provides a close look at the evolution of England from an insular feudal country of parts to a nation ready to participate in the greater world on its own terms at the end of the 16th century Ackroyd takes the reader through the lives of Henry VIII and his well known, but perhaps less
I ve read a lot about Tudor history And, really, there s nothing new in this book that hasn t been said by some other author, whether I ve read them or not However, this is unique from other books What changes is the scope that Ackroyd focuses on compared to what I have read before.More specifically, this largely ignores Henry VIII s personal life and his wives, unless it has something to do with major changes within governmental structure And, Ackroyd either puts focus on that or a careful I ve read a lot about Tudor history And, really, there s nothing new in this book that hasn t been said by some other author, whether I ve read them or not However, this is unique from other books What changes is the scope that Ackroyd focuses on compared to what I have read before.More specifically, this largely ignores Henry VIII s personal life and his wives, unless it has something to do with major changes within governmental structure And, Ackroyd either puts focus on that or a careful look at the religious changes within the realm I learnedabout Henry VIII s reign in a political and religious sensethan ever Everything I ve read hasbeen focused on his wives and the dynastic changes that brought then the actual policies he had And, I m so appreciative for that I found myself seeing conne
I ve now reached the second volume of Peter Ackroyd s History of England and it turns out it s a volume evenfantastically absorbing than the first, partly thanks to its taking on one of my favourite periods to read about the Terrible Tudors hat tip to Horrible Histories, one of the best TV programmes ever made, and I ll have anyone who disagrees burnt as a heretic.Beginning with start of the reign of Henry VIII and taking us through Edward VI, the Nine Day Queen Lady Jane Grey , Blood I ve now reached the second volume of Peter Ackroyd s History of England and it turns out it s a volume evenfantastically absorbing than the first, partly thanks to its taking on one of my favourite periods to read about the Terrible Tudors hat tip to Horrible Histories, one of the best TV programmes ever made, and I ll have anyone who disagrees burnt as a heretic.Beginning with start of the reign of Henry VIII and taking us through Edward VI, the Nine Day Queen Lady Jane Grey , Bloody Mary and Good Queen Bess, it s also a look at the religious upheaval that was a defining part of that time and that led to the separation, albeit in fits and starts, of church and state in England With each of the monarchs and indeed, most of the populace holding their own strong views on the role of religion in their
Honestly, I was all for giving this book four stars, before I read the last chapter Having readthan enough books on the Tudor period, I tend not to come to them looking to learn anything new, but to see whether the author has a different way of looking at things, or how they word and structure the events of the period Having loved all Peter Ackroyd s previous books, and really enjoying his style of writing, I had high hopes for this There were areas where it seemed a little dry, especia Honestly, I was all for giving this book four stars, before I read the last chapter Having readth
There is way too much about church reformation in this book The topic doesn t interest me at all. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here view spoiler Bettie s Books hide spoiler

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  • Hardcover
  • 507 pages
  • Tudors (The History of England, #2)
  • Peter Ackroyd
  • English
  • 06 June 2018
  • 0230706401