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The Tudors - The Complete Story of England's Most Notorious Dynasty

G.J. Meyer

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER For the first time in decades, here, in a single volume, is a fresh look at the fabled Tudor dynasty, comprising some of the most enigmatic figures ever to rule a country. Acclaimed historian G. J. Meyer reveals the flesh-and-bone reality in all its wild excess. In 1485, young Henry Tudor, whose claim to the throne was so weak as to be almost laughable, crossed the English Channel from France at the head of a ragtag little army and took the crown from the family that had ruled England for almost four hundred years. Half a century later his son, Henry VIII, desperate to rid himself of his first wife in order to marry a second, launched a reign of terror aimed at taking powers no previous monarch had even dreamed of possessing. In the process he plunged his kingdom into generations of division and disorder, creating a legacy of blood and betrayal that would blight the lives of his children and the destiny of his country. The boy king Edward VI, a fervent believer in reforming the English church, died before bringing to fruition his dream of a second English Reformation. Mary I, the disgraced daughter of Catherine of Aragon, tried and failed to reestablish the Catholic Church and produce an heir. And finally came Elizabeth I, who devoted her life to creating an image of herself as Gloriana the Virgin Queen but, behind that mask, sacrificed all chance of personal happiness in order to survive. The Tudors weaves together all the sinners and saints, the tragedies and triumphs, the high dreams and dark crimes, that reveal the Tudor era to be, in its enthralling, notorious truth, as momentous and as fascinating as the fictions audiences have come to love. From the Hardcover edition.

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER For the first time in decades, here, in a single volume, is a fresh look at the fabled Tudor dynasty, comprising some of the most enigmatic figures ever to rule a country. Acclaimed historian G. J. Meyer reveals the flesh-and-bone reality in all its wild excess. In 1485, young Henry Tudor, whose claim to the throne was so weak as to be almost laughable, crossed the English Channel from France at the head of a ragtag little army and took the crown from the family that had ruled England for almost four hundred years. Half a century later his son, Henry VIII, desperate to rid himself of his first wife in order to marry a second, launched a reign of terror aimed at taking powers no previous monarch had even dreamed of possessing. In the process he plunged his kingdom into generations of division and disorder, creating a legacy of blood and betrayal that would blight the lives of his children and the destiny of his country. The boy king Edward VI, a fervent believer in reforming the English church, died before bringing to fruition his dream of a second English Reformation. Mary I, the disgraced daughter of Catherine of Aragon, tried and failed to reestablish the Catholic Church and produce an heir. And finally came Elizabeth I, who devoted her life to creating an image of herself as Gloriana the Virgin Queen but, behind that mask, sacrificed all chance of personal happiness in order to survive. The Tudors weaves together all the sinners and saints, the tragedies and triumphs, the high dreams and dark crimes, that reveal the Tudor era to be, in its enthralling, notorious truth, as momentous and as fascinating as the fictions audiences have come to love. From the Hardcover edition.
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER For the first time in decades, here, in a single volume, is a fresh look at the fabled Tudor dynasty, comprising some of the most enigmatic figures ever to rule a country. Acclaimed historian G. J. Meyer reveals the flesh-and-bone reality in all its wild excess. In 1485, young Henry Tudor, whose claim to the throne was so weak as to be almost laughable, crossed the English Channel from France at the head of a ragtag little army and took the crown from the family that had ruled England for almost four hundred years. Half a century later his son, Henry VIII, desperate to rid himself of his first wife in order to marry a second, launched a reign of terror aimed at taking powers no previous monarch had even dreamed of possessing. In the process he plunged his kingdom into generations of division and disorder, creating a legacy of blood and betrayal that would blight the lives of his children and the destiny of his country. The boy king Edward VI, a fervent believer in reforming the English church, died before bringing to fruition his dream of a second English Reformation. Mary I, the disgraced daughter of Catherine of Aragon, tried and failed to reestablish the Catholic Church and produce an heir. And finally came Elizabeth I, who devoted her life to creating an image of herself as Gloriana the Virgin Queen but, behind that mask, sacrificed all chance of personal happiness in order to survive. The Tudors weaves together all the sinners and saints, the tragedies and triumphs, the high dreams and dark crimes, that reveal the Tudor era to be, in its enthralling, notorious truth, as momentous and as fascinating as the fictions audiences have come to love. From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Robin Sachs

Length:

24h 59m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:17


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

05:18


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

05:08


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

07:30


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:28


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

06:05


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

06:46


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

07:27


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

07:09


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

06:27


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:29


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

06:28


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

06:05


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:23


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:22


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:23


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

06:30


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:42


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:36


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

06:17


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

06:20


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:51


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

07:31


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:58


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

06:02


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

07:19


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

07:54


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

07:09


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

07:50


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

08:01


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

05:35


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

05:34


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:29


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:59


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

06:50


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

07:01


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

09:04


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:27


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

06:14


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

05:57


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

06:56


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

06:55


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

06:23


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

06:37


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

06:23


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

07:39


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

07:01


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

07:48


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

07:31


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

06:42


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

06:56


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

06:13


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

07:34


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

08:01


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

06:23


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

06:17


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

07:13


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

06:02


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

02:06


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

05:41


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

06:52


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

07:36


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

07:17


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

07:39


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

07:42


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

07:11


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

06:26


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

05:21


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

06:20


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

06:22


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

05:24


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

07:04


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

07:10


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

07:25


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

06:47


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

07:16


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

07:44


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

06:57


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

07:27


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

07:00


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

06:05


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

02:05


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

06:20


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

07:20


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

05:41


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

06:32


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

07:20


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

05:49


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

09:53


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

06:28


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

06:45


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

05:13


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

05:41


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

06:22


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

06:15


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

06:10


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

06:29


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

07:08


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

06:32


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

06:25


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

06:06


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

05:53


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

06:18


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

05:54


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

04:08


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

08:30


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

06:38


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

06:56


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

07:05


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

07:18


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

06:48


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

07:48


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

07:07


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

06:53


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

06:42


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

07:14


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

07:05


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

07:00


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

07:10


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

06:07


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

06:04


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

06:38


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

06:14


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

07:37


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

08:00


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

06:08


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

06:44


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

06:06


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

06:15


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

05:29


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

05:45


Chapter 132
Chapter 132

05:52


Chapter 133
Chapter 133

06:17


Chapter 134
Chapter 134

07:36


Chapter 135
Chapter 135

07:03


Chapter 136
Chapter 136

07:13


Chapter 137
Chapter 137

06:48


Chapter 138
Chapter 138

06:54


Chapter 139
Chapter 139

05:38


Chapter 140
Chapter 140

05:41


Chapter 141
Chapter 141

06:04


Chapter 142
Chapter 142

06:52


Chapter 143
Chapter 143

06:49


Chapter 144
Chapter 144

07:18


Chapter 145
Chapter 145

07:07


Chapter 146
Chapter 146

06:29


Chapter 147
Chapter 147

06:06


Chapter 148
Chapter 148

06:33


Chapter 149
Chapter 149

05:58


Chapter 150
Chapter 150

07:07


Chapter 151
Chapter 151

06:54


Chapter 152
Chapter 152

07:29


Chapter 153
Chapter 153

07:00


Chapter 154
Chapter 154

06:44


Chapter 155
Chapter 155

07:35


Chapter 156
Chapter 156

06:44


Chapter 157
Chapter 157

06:56


Chapter 158
Chapter 158

07:23


Chapter 159
Chapter 159

07:17


Chapter 160
Chapter 160

05:57


Chapter 161
Chapter 161

06:33


Chapter 162
Chapter 162

06:15


Chapter 163
Chapter 163

07:36


Chapter 164
Chapter 164

07:19


Chapter 165
Chapter 165

06:48


Chapter 166
Chapter 166

07:22


Chapter 167
Chapter 167

06:25


Chapter 168
Chapter 168

07:03


Chapter 169
Chapter 169

06:58


Chapter 170
Chapter 170

07:01


Chapter 171
Chapter 171

07:13


Chapter 172
Chapter 172

07:05


Chapter 173
Chapter 173

07:50


Chapter 174
Chapter 174

06:17


Chapter 175
Chapter 175

06:15


Chapter 176
Chapter 176

06:02


Chapter 177
Chapter 177

06:06


Chapter 178
Chapter 178

06:21


Chapter 179
Chapter 179

05:42


Chapter 180
Chapter 180

05:58


Chapter 181
Chapter 181

06:33


Chapter 182
Chapter 182

05:52


Chapter 183
Chapter 183

06:55


Chapter 184
Chapter 184

04:53


Chapter 185
Chapter 185

06:33


Chapter 186
Chapter 186

06:37


Chapter 187
Chapter 187

07:11


Chapter 188
Chapter 188

06:55


Chapter 189
Chapter 189

07:26


Chapter 190
Chapter 190

06:36


Chapter 191
Chapter 191

05:16


Chapter 192
Chapter 192

05:53


Chapter 193
Chapter 193

05:18


Chapter 194
Chapter 194

07:05


Chapter 195
Chapter 195

06:13


Chapter 196
Chapter 196

05:32


Chapter 197
Chapter 197

06:28


Chapter 198
Chapter 198

05:19


Chapter 199
Chapter 199

05:10

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