The Tudor period is regarded by many as England A|s golden age, and still casts a spell over the public imagination. Whether it A|s the glittering rule of Elizabeth, the ruthless power of her father Henry VIII, or the bloody and radical reign of Mary, the Tudors remain the most fascinating English dynasty. Richard Rex looks at how the public and private lives of the Tudors were inextricably linked, and how each Tudor monarch exuded charisma and danger in equal measure.
Richard Rex is Director of Studies in History at Queens A| College, Cambridge. He has written and researched extensively on Tudor England and his other books include Henry VIII: The Tudor Tyrant, Elizabeth I: Fortune A|s Bastard?, Henry VIII & the English Reformation and The Lollards. He lives in Cambridge with his wife and five sons.