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Tudors: The History of England from Henry VIII to Elizabeth I

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Clive Chafer

19 Hours 11 Minutes

Blackstone Audiobooks

March 2015


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From Henry VIII's cataclysmic break with Rome to theepic rule of Elizabeth I, the age of the Tudors comes to vivid life on the page.
Peter Ackroyd, one of Britain's most acclaimedwriters, brings the age of the Tudors to vivid life in this monumental book inhis History of England series, charting the course of English history fromHenry VIII's cataclysmic break with Rome to the epic rule of Elizabeth I.
Rich in detail and atmosphere, Tudors is thestory of Henry VIII's relentless pursuit of both the perfect wife and theperfect heir, of how the brief royal reign of the teenage king, Edward VI, gaveway to the violent reimposition of Catholicism and the stench of bonfires under"Bloody Mary." It tells, too, of the long reign of Elizabeth I, which, thoughmarked by civil strife, plots against her, and even an invasion force, finallybrought stability.
Above all, it is the story of the EnglishReformation and the making of the Anglican Church. At the beginning of thesixteenth century, England was still largely feudal and looked to Rome for direction;at its end, it was a country where good governance was the duty of the state,not the church, and where men and women began to look to themselves for answersrather than to those who ruled them.

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  • nab6215

    I love the droning narration of Clive Chafer reading Peter Ackroyd's "Tudors: The History of England from Henry VIII to Elizabeth I". It's the second book in five volumes--so far, of England's history. I might have read it before. I might have heard or seen a TV series built around it. It seemed so familiar. It came out in 2014, which means . . . . oh never mind. It was comforting to listen to such gruesome things that I knew already and just follow along. I guess it was like listening to a favorite musician. I could play SolitaireLite on my cell or put together jigsaw puzzles and relax. I am going to get the next volume and see if it has the same effect. I am not as familiar with the period on the English side, so I don't think so. I was not relaxed at all prior to volume 1, which I found very interesting. I wouldn't mind listening to that again.

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