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Finished the Tudors yesterday

Then I went to Reign.  I'll have to get back to that.  That one feels that it's younger stars.  It's fine, 

 

It did make me want to check and read and learn about royality of the past. Have you learned about royality of the past?

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Re: Finished the Tudors yesterday

If you want to learn about the Tudors look for books by Alison Weir.  She has written multiple nonfiction books about them and just started a fiction series about Henry VIII's wives.

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Re: Finished the Tudors yesterday

I took a lot of history in college which is where I learned about English royalty and Russian royalty.

 

Alison Weir writes decent books, but she takes a lot of liberties with the facts.  I've read her series on the Tudor wives and it is decent reading.

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Re: Finished the Tudors yesterday

What they do with the facts when they make movies on Kings and Queens is unforgivable . Anything for a buck.

 

Why it's important to read books by real historians. Thru the yrs. so much gets started as rumor and untruths they just get bigger and bigger.

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Re: Finished the Tudors yesterday

I majored in English in college. I have read many books about the Tudor and Elizabethan eras. If you are interested in fiction that is well researched, I would recommend a trilogy by Hillary Mantel with Thomas Cromwell as the main character. The first book is "Wolf Hall" which was made into a series on PBS. The books have been given many awards.

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Re: Finished the Tudors yesterday

@qualitygal I also recommend the books authored by Antonia Fraiser that recounts British history from the Tudors through today's royalty.

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Re: Finished the Tudors yesterday

I always thought "The Tudors" was soft-core porn. And not very factual either. Henry was a hugely obese, sick man when he died.

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Re: Finished the Tudors yesterday

Try White Queen if you liked the Tudors