Modern History


    The Family Story

    Leanda de Lisle

    Chatto & Windus 2013

    Paperback 559pp Illustrated

    9780701185893   Product Code: 19448

    The Tudor story usually starts with the Battle of Bosworth in 1485: Leanda de Lisle's history goes back to the dynasty's obscure Welsh origins. She creates a family portrait set against the background of their past, enabling us to see the Tudors in their own terms, rather than ours; and she presents new perspectives and revelations on key figures and events including the Princes in the Tower, the bloodiness of Mary's reign and Elizabeth's relationships with her cousins.

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