A Visitor's Companion to Tudor England

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Meet the Tudors in this fascinating book about the places where they lived, played and worshipped.
 
For the armchair traveller or those looking for inspiration for a day out, The Visitor's Companion to Tudor England takes you to palaces, castles, theatres and abbeys to uncover the stories behind Tudor England. Susannah Lipscomb visits over fifty Tudor places, from the famous palace at Hampton Court where dangerous court intrigue was rife, to less well-known houses, such as Anne Boleyn's childhood home at Hever Castle or Tutbury Castle where Mary Queen of Scots was imprisoned.
 
In the corridors of power and the courtyards of country houses we meet the passionate but tragic Kateryn Parr, Henry VIII's last wife, Lady Jane Grey the nine-day queen, and hear how Sir Walter Raleigh planned his trip to the New World. Through the places that defined them, this lively and engaging book reveals the rich history of the Tudors and paints a vivid and captivating picture of what it would have been like to live in Tudor England.

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DR. SUZANNAH LIPSCOMB is Senior Lecturer and Convenor for History at the New College of the Humanities, and holds a post as lecturer at the University of East Anglia. She appears regularly on the BBC, Channel 4, Sky News, National Geographic, Radio 4, and elsewhere, and writes frequently for the Telegraph, Guardian and various publications. She is the author of 1536: The Year that Changed Henry VIII. For three years she was Research Curator at Historic Royal Palaces, based at Hampton Court Palace where she is a consultant.

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‘A genuinely useful and discriminating guide for all Tudor fans. Full of fascinating true stories... it helps us see the world as the Tudors must have seen it.’

Hilary Mantel, Author of Wolf Hall

‘This is a rich, meticulously plotted field guide to the surviving architectural treasures of Tudor England... Lipscomb is an eloquent tour-guide, and each of her 50 destinations allows her deftly to unfold a different chapter of Tudor history.

The course she leads is hung on all sides with nuggets of information and pithy anecdotes... as a pocket-guide to the dynasty of brutes, this is as good as it gets’.

Dan Jones, The Spectator, 31 March 2012.

‘A first-class and fascinating guide to the most important of what survives of Tudor England, it also doubles as a deceptively thorough history of the period... a fine introduction to the complexities of life in sixteenth-century England...

She has a superb eye for telling architectural detail and a subtle, evocative sensitivity to place... Lipscomb is a clear and insightful writer and there is much for everyone to enjoy. It is hard to think of a book that offers such a rich, pleasurable and illuminating guide to Tudor England.’

Mathew Lyons, London Historians Blog, 19 March 2012.

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