Search Results: "Tudor Parfitt"


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NON-FICTION
Released: May 15, 2004

"A passable study of biblical history and comparative mythology."
One of the "enduring motifs underlying Western views of the wider world" gets a scholarly assessment, thanks to British journalist Parfitt. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 22, 1993

"EWSLUGD: the best in adventure-scholarship. (Photos—not seen.)"
A haunting history-cum-travelogue, as Parfitt (Hebrew & Jewish Studies/Univ. of London) sleuths out the claims of the Lemba of South Africa, a black people who believe themselves to be the legendary lost tribe of Israel. Read full book review >

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TUDOR by Leanda de Lisle
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 5, 2013

"Hard to follow at times but also a reliable and amply researched guide for Tudor enthusiasts."
The most dysfunctional family in English history gets its due. Read full book review >

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MARY TUDOR by Anna Whitelock
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 7, 2010

"Apparently books about British royalty never go out of style, even for American readers, and this is a decent addition to the genre."
Another dogged attempt to rehabilitate Bloody Mary. Read full book review >

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TUDOR ADVENTURES by James Evans
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 15, 2014

"A wonderful adventure story, especially for those in awe of men who dared to breach the wilderness 500 years ago."
A history of Tudor exploration in the first half of the 16th century, "a time when inventions and discoveries not only rivaled those of the ancients but exceeded them." Read full book review >

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THE LAST TUDOR by Philippa Gregory
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 8, 2017

"Tedium is inevitable as we watch these Tudor heirs wait."
The bloodlines, if not the ambitions, of three Tudor sisters imperil their lives. Read full book review >

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THE LOST TUDOR PRINCESS by Alison Weir
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 12, 2016

"An abundantly detailed history from an author steeped in England's past."
Another story of the relentless striving for power of 16th-century England. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: June 15, 1961

"A gift item for shops and department stores more than for public libraries."
Last minute arrival (the early copy lost in the mails) of what promises to be a favorite Christmas gift item, in a collection of fifteen favorite fairy tales, simplified for the youngest listeners. Read full book review >

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HOW TO BE A TUDOR by Ruth Goodman
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 15, 2016

"Fresh and illuminating history."
An intimate look inside the 16th-century household. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 15, 2016

"Juicy royal history that may or may not be true. Either way, the story of Thomas' comeuppance and Elizabeth's reaction makes for a quick, enjoyable read."
Tudor historian Norton (The Tudor Miscellany, 2014, etc.) looks at Henry VIII's daughter and widow, but the real story here is Thomas Seymour.Read full book review >

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ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: June 15, 2013

"A clever history of how the Tudors ushered England into the medieval age, illustrating the broad influence they exerted both then and now."
Lipscomb (Early Modern History/Univ. of East Anglia; 1536: The Year that Changed Henry VIII, 2009) combines her credentials as historian/TV presenter/author to give us a thorough history/guided tour of the Tudors. Read full book review >

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THE HIDDEN LIVES OF TUDOR WOMEN by Elizabeth Norton
NON-FICTION
Released: July 4, 2017

"Readers with a low toleration for outrage will have a difficult time, but most will find this a satisfying series of historical vignettes."
A portrait of "the diverse lives enjoyed—or endured—by women living in Tudor England, and together constituting a multifaceted impression of female humanity of the period." Read full book review >