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The Private Lives of the Tudors

(2016)
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England's Tudor monarchs - Henry VII, Henry VIII, Edward VI, Mary I, and Elizabeth I - are perhaps the most celebrated and fascinating of all royal families in history. Their love affairs, their political triumphs, and their overturning of the religious order are the subject of countless works of popular scholarship. But for all we know about Henry's quest for male heirs or Elizabeth's purported virginity, the lives of the Tudor monarchs away from the public eye remain largely beyond our grasp, mostly not chronicled by previous historians.

In The Private Lives of the Tudors, acclaimed historian Tracy Borman delves deep behind the public face of the monarchs, showing us what their lives were like beyond the stage of the court. Drawing on original material from those closest to them - courtiers like the "groom of the stool", a much-coveted position, surprisingly - Borman examines Tudor life in fine detail. What did the monarchs eat? What clothes did they wear, and how were they designed, bought, and cared for? How did they wield power? When sick, how were they treated? What games did they play? How did they practice their faith? And whom did they love, and how did they give birth to the all-important heirs?

Exploring their education, upbringing, and sexual lives and taking us into the kitchens, bathrooms, schoolrooms, and bedrooms at court, The Private Lives of the Tudors charts the course of the entire dynasty, surfacing new and fascinating insights into these celebrated figures.



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December 2016 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Private Lives of the Tudors: Uncovering the Secrets of Britainas Greatest Dynasty
Author(s): Tracy Borman
ISBN: 0-8021-2599-9 / 978-0-8021-2599-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Grove Press
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Title: The Private Lives of the Tudors: Uncovering the Secrets of Britain's Greatest Dynasty
Author(s): Tracy Borman
ISBN: 1-4447-8289-4 / 978-1-4447-8289-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
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October 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Private Lives of the Tudors: Uncovering the Secrets of Britain's Greatest Dynasty
Author(s): Tracy Borman
ISBN: 0-8021-2754-1 / 978-0-8021-2754-9 (USA edition)
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Title: The Private Lives of the Tudors: Uncovering the Secrets of Britain's Greatest Dynasty
Author(s): Tracy Borman
ISBN: 1-4447-8292-4 / 978-1-4447-8292-9 (UK edition)
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May 2016 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Private Lives of the Tudors: Uncovering the Secrets of Britain's Greatest Dynasty
Author(s): Tracy Borman
ISBN: 1-4447-8290-8 / 978-1-4447-8290-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
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May 2018 : MP3 CD
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Title: The Private Lives of the Tudors: Uncovering the Secrets of Britain's Greatest Dynasty
Author(s): Tracy Borman
ISBN: 1-978629-95-8 / 978-1-978629-95-0
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance audio
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February 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Private Lives of the Tudors: Uncovering the Secrets of Britain's Greatest Dynasty
Author(s): Tracy Borman
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
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May 2016 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Private Lives of the Tudors: Uncovering the Secrets of Britain's Greatest Dynasty
Author(s): Tracy Borman
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Availability: Amazon AU   


May 2016 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Private Lives of the Tudors: Uncovering the Secrets of Britain's Greatest Dynasty
Author(s): Tracy Borman
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Availability: Amazon CA   


May 2016 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Private Lives of the Tudors: Uncovering the Secrets of Britain's Greatest Dynasty
Author(s): Tracy Borman
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

December 2016 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: The Private Lives of the Tudors: Uncovering the Secrets of Britain's Greatest Dynasty
Author(s): Tracy Borman
Publisher: Grove Press
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May 2016 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Private Lives of the Tudors: Uncovering the Secrets of Britain's Greatest Dynasty
Author(s): Tracy Borman
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


May 2016 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Private Lives of the Tudors: Uncovering the Secrets of Britain's Greatest Dynasty
Author(s): Tracy Borman
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Availability: Amazon CA