The Tudors in Love: Passion and Politics in the Age of England's Most Famous Dynasty

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St. Martin's Press
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6.5 X 9.3 X 1.6 inches | 1.32 pounds

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About the Author
Sarah Gristwood is the author of four previous books of fifteenth- and sixteenth-century history: the Sunday Times bestseller Arbella: England's Lost Queen; Elizabeth & Leicester; Blood Sisters: The Women Behind the Wars of the Roses; and the widely-translated Game of Queens. A former journalist, contributing to papers such as the Guardian and the Telegraph, she has also written a number of books on twentieth-century subjects. She features frequently at history festivals, and on radio and television discussing the past and present of Britain's monarchy.

"Compelling...Gristwood's prism of courtly love is smashed by the cruelty of power politics and we get the gripping--and heartbreaking--story of trapped royal women over more than a century." -New York Times Book Review, Cover Review

"Gristwood's prose is as seductive as the subject matter. Be prepared to fall in love." -Wall Street Journal

"An engrossing look at how the Tudor dynasty employed the 'stylish and stylised game' of courtly love...fascinating incidental details add insight and reveal personal connections between historical figures. The result is a fresh and tantalizing look at a much-scrutinized dynasty." -Publishers Weekly

"A masterclass in marshalling a vast canon of research into a riveting, pacy page-turner." --Alison Weir

"One of the most important books to be written about the Tudors in a generation." --Tracy Borman, author of The Private Lives of the Tudors

"Captivating and entrancing." --Kate Williams, author of Rival Queens

"The disconnection between romance and realpolitik is brutally and entertainingly illuminated by Gristwood." -The Times (UK)