The Tudors

The Complete Story of England's Most Notorious Dynasty

By G. J. Meyer
(Bantam, Paperback, 9780385340779, 623pp.)

Publication Date: March 1, 2011

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Acclaimed historian G. J. Meyer provides a fresh look at the fabled Tudor dynasty—and some of the most enigmatic figures ever to rule a country. In 1485, Henry Tudor, whose claim to the English throne was so weak as to be almost laughable, nevertheless sailed from France with a ragtag army to take the crown from the family that had ruled England for almost four centuries. Fifty years later, his son, Henry VIII, aimed to seize even greater powers—ultimately leaving behind a brutal legacy that would blight the lives of his children and the destiny of his country. Edward VI, a fervent believer in reforming the English church, died before realizing his dream. Mary I, the disgraced daughter of Catherine of Aragon, tried and failed to reestablish the Catholic Church and produce an heir, while Elizabeth I sacrificed all chance of personal happiness in order to survive.

The Tudors presents the sinners and saints, the tragedies and triumphs, the high dreams and dark crimes, of this enthralling era.




About the Author
G. J. Meyer is a professional writer whose bylines have appeared in the "New York Times, Los Angeles Times, "the" Boston Globe, Harper’ s," and many other newspapers and magazines. While working for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, he was awarded a Nieman Fellowship by Harvard University. He is the author of two nonfiction books, "The Memphis Murders," recipient of an Edgar Award for Nonfiction, and "Executive Blues," Meyer lives in New York City.

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