House of Dudley: A New History of Tudor England

Paul, Dr Joanne


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In the shadow of every Tudor monarch there was a family who were the kingmakers but were never the kings, told for the very first time, this is the true story of the family behind the throne, the Dudley family

Was the House of Dudley out to steal the throne?

This was the question on the mind of Elizabeth I’s courtiers when a forbidden book accused generations of the Dudley family of poisonings, plottings, murders, treason, incitement and other ‘evil stratagems.’

For decades, the Dudleys had been close to the throne, rising from nobodies to the land’s highest offices. Under Henrys VII and VIII, Edward VI, Mary I and, finally, Elizabeth, they risked execution and imprisonment as they audaciously stole, murdered and swindled in the name of the monarch.

But were they loyally protecting the crown, or did they secretly covet it for themselves?

Format: Paperback
Pages: 592
Imprint: Penguin Books Ltd
Publication date: 04/05/2023

ISBN: 9781405937191 Category: