Further Reading


 

For extra reading on the monarchs and six wives, please see links below:-

This section is for other people, religion, gender and general reading. Sections:-

  • Lady Jane Grey
  • Mary Queen of Scots
  • Ministers & Advisors
  • Other Key Figures
  • Women & Gender
  • Reformation & Religion
  • General Reading

Lady Jane Grey

  • Chapman, Hester, Lady Jane Grey (1962)
  • Ives, Eric, Lady Jane Grey: a Tudor Mystery (2009)
  • Lisle, Leanda de, The Sisters Who Would Be Queen: Mary, Katherine and Lady Jane Grey, a Tudor Tragedy (2008)
  • Plowden, Alison, Lady Jane Grey: Nine Days Queen (1985)

Mary Queen of Scots

  • Bowen, Marjorie, Mary Queen of Scots (1971)
  • Doran, Susan, Mary Queen of Scots: an Illustrated Life (2007)
  • Fraser, Antonia, Mary Queen of Scots (1961)
  • Goodare, Julian, ‘The First Parliament of Mary Queen of Scots’, Sixteenth Century Journal, 36 (2005)
  • Guy, John, My Heart is My Own: the Life of Mary Queen of Scots (2012)
  • Guy, John, Queen of Scots: the True Life of Mary Stuart (2004)
  • Marshall, Rosalind K., Mary Queen of Scots: In My End is My Beginning (2013)
  • Pollen, J.H., Mary Queen of Scots and the Babington Plot (1922)
  • Porter, Linda, Crown of Thistles (2013)
  • Porter, Linda, Tudors Versus Stuarts: the Fatal Inheritance of Mary Queen of Scots (2015)
  • Warnicke, Retha, Mary Queen of Scots (2006)
  • Weir, Alison, Mary Queen of Scots and the Murder of Lord Darnley (2003)
  • Wormald, J., Mary Queen of Scots: a Study in Failure (1988)

Ministers & Advisors

  • Ackroyd, Peter, The Life of Thomas More (1991)
  • Bernard, G.W., ‘The Fall of Wolsey Reconsidered’, Journal of British Studies, 35 (1996)
  • Block, Joseph, ‘Thomas Cromwell’s Patronage of Preaching’, Sixteenth Century Journal, 8 (1977)
  • Brigden, Susan, ‘Popular Disturbance and the Fall of Thomas Cromwell’, Historical Journal, 24 (1981)
  • Carlton, Charles, ‘Thomas Cromwell a Study in Interrogation’, Albion, 5 (1973)
  • Coby, Patrick, Thomas Cromwell: Henry VIII’s Henchman (2009)
  • Elton, G.R., Thomas Cromwell (1991)
  • Elton, G.R., ‘Thomas Cromwell’s Decline and Fall’, Cambridge Historical Journal, 10 (1951)
  • Forman, John P., ‘Cranmer, Tudor Diplomacy and Primitive Discipline’, Sixteenth Century Essays and Studies, 2 (1971)
  • Galton, Arthur, The Character and Times of Thomas Cromwell (1887)
  • Goodrich, Jaime, ‘Thomas More and Margaret More Roper a Case for Re-Thinking Women’s Participation in the Early Modern Public Sphere’, Sixteenth Century Journal, 39 (2008)
  • Guy, John, A Daughter’s Love: Thomas and Margaret More (2008)
  • Gwyn, Peter, The King’s Cardinal: the Rise and Fall of Thomas Wolsey (1990)
  • Hutchinson, Robert, Elizabeth’s Spy Master: Francis Walsingham and the Secret War that Saved England (2006)
  • Hutchinson, Robert, Thomas Cromwell: the Rise and Fall of Henry VIII’s Most Notorious Minister (2007)
  • Loades, David, Cardinal Wolsey: Tudor Statesman and Chancellor (2008)
  • Loades, David, Thomas Cromwell: Servant to Henry VIII (2013)
  • Matusiak, John, Wolsey: the Life of King Henry VIII’s Cardinal (2014)
  • Pollard, A.F., Wolsey (1929)
  • Rockett, William, ‘The Case Against Thomas More’, Sixteenth Century Journal, 39 (2008)
  • Schofield, John, The Rise and Fall of Thomas Cromwell: Henry VIII’s Most Faithful Servant (2008)
  • Williams, Neville, The Cardinal and Secretary: Thomas Wolsey and Thomas Cromwell (1975)

Other Key Figures

  • Ackroyd, Peter, The Life of Thomas More (1991)
  • Adams, S., Leicester and the Court (2002)
  • Adlard, George, Amye Robsart and the Earl of Leycester (1870)
  • Aird, Ian, ‘The Death of Amy Robsart’, English Historical Review, 71 (1956)
  • Baldwin, David, Henry VIII’s Last Love: the Extraordinary Life of Katherine Willoughby (2015)
  • Bapst, Edmond, Two Gentlemen Poets at the Court of Henry VIII: George Boleyn and Henry Howard (2013)
  • Bernard, G.W., ‘The Fall of Wolsey Reconsidered’, Journal of British Studies, 35 (1996)
  • Block, Joseph, ‘Thomas Cromwell’s Patronage of Preaching’, Sixteenth Century Journal, 8 (1977)
  • Brigden, Susan, ‘Henry Howard Earl of Surrey and the Conjured League’, Historical Journal, 37 (1994)
  • Brigden, Susan, ‘Popular Disturbance and the Fall of Thomas Cromwell’, Historical Journal, 24 (1981)
  • Brigden, Susan, Thomas Wyatt: the Heart’s Forest (2012)
  • Carlton, Charles, ‘Thomas Cromwell a Study in Interrogation’, Albion, 5 (1973)
  • Chapman, Hester, The Sisters of Henry VIII (1969)
  • Coby, Patrick, Thomas Cromwell: Henry VIII’s Henchman (2009)
  • Draskau, Jennifer Kewley, The Tudor Rose: Princess Mary Rose, Henry VIII’s Sister (2013)
  • Duncan, J., ‘Henry Fitzroy and Henry VIII’s Scruple of Conscience’, Renaissance News, 16 (1963)
  • Elton, G.R., Thomas Cromwell (1991)
  • Elton, G.R., ‘Thomas Cromwell’s Decline and Fall’, Cambridge Historical Journal, 10 (1951)
  • Forman, John P., ‘Cranmer, Tudor Diplomacy and Primitive Discipline’, Sixteenth Century Essays and Studies, 2 (1971)
  • Fox, Julia, Jane Boleyn: the Infamous Lady Rochford (2007)
  • Galton, Arthur, The Character and Times of Thomas Cromwell (1887)
  • Goodrich, Jaime, ‘Thomas More and Margaret More Roper a Case for Re-Thinking Women’s Participation in the Early Modern Public Sphere’, Sixteenth Century Journal, 39 (2008)
  • Gunn, Steven, Charles Brandon: Henry VIII’s Closest Friend (2015)
  • Guy, John, A Daughter’s Love: Thomas and Margaret More (2008)
  • Guy, John, The Children of Henry VIII (2013)
  • Gwyn, Peter, The King’s Cardinal: the Rise and Fall of Thomas Wolsey (1990)
  • Hart, Kelly, The Mistresses of Henry VIII (2009)
  • Head, David M., ‘Beyng Ledde and Seduced by the Devyll the Attainder of Lord Thomas Howard and the Tudor Law of Treason’, Sixteenth Century Journal, 13 (1982)
  • Hutchinson, Robert, Elizabeth’s Spy Master: Francis Walsingham and the Secret War that Saved England (2006)
  • Hutchinson, Robert, House of Treason: the Rise and Fall of a Tudor Dynasty (2009)
  • Hutchinson, Robert, Thomas Cromwell: the Rise and Fall of Henry VIII’s Most Notorious Minister (2007)
  • Jones, M.K., The King’s Mother: Lady Margaret Beaufort (1992)
  • Jones, Philippa, The Other Tudors: Henry VIII’s Mistresses and Bastards (2009)
  • Kamholtz, Jonathan, ‘Thomas Wyatt: the Politics of Love’, Criticism, 20 (1978)
  • Lenz-Harvey, N., Elizabeth of York, Tudor Queen (1973)
  • Loades, David, Cardinal Wolsey: Tudor Statesman and Chancellor (2008)
  • Loades, David, The Boleyns: the Rise and Fall of a Tudor Family (2012)
  • Loades, David, The Tudor Queens of England (2009)
  • Loades, David, Thomas Cromwell: Servant to Henry VIII (2013)
  • Matusiak, John, Wolsey: the Life of King Henry VIII’s Cardinal (2014)
  • Murphy, Beverley A., Bastard Prince: Henry VIII’s Lost Son (2001)
  • Norton, Elizabeth, Bessie Blount: the Story of Henry VIII’s Long-time Mistress (2011)
  • Norton, Elizabeth, The Boleyn Women: the Tudor Femme Fatales Who Changed English History (2013)
  • Pollard, A.F., Wolsey (1929)
  • Powell, Jason, ‘For Caesar’s I Am Henrician Diplomacy and Representations of King and Country in Thomas Wyatt’s Poetry’, Sixteenth Century Journal, 36 (2005)
  • Ridgway, Claire, George Boleyn: Tudor Poet, Courtier and Diplomat (2014)
  • Rockett, William, ‘The Case Against Thomas More’, Sixteenth Century Journal, 39 (2008)
  • Schofield, John, The Rise and Fall of Thomas Cromwell: Henry VIII’s Most Faithful Servant (2008)
  • Soberton, Sylvia Barbara, The Forgotten Tudor Women: Margaret Douglas, Mary Howard and Mary Shelton (2015)
  • Southall, Raymond, ‘Love Fortune and My Mind: the Stoicism of Wyatt’, Essays in Criticism, 39 (1989)
  • Strickland, Agnes, Lives of the Tudor Princesses (1868)
  • Warnicke, Retha, ‘The Eternal Triangle and Court Politics: Henry VIII, Anne Boleyn and Thomas Wyatt’, Albion, 18 (1986)
  • Watkins, Sarah-Beth, Lady Katherine Knollys: the Unacknowledged Daughter of King Henry VIII (2015)
  • Watt, Diane, ‘Reconstructing the Word the Political Prophecies of Elizabeth Barton’, Renaissance Quarterly, 50 (1997)
  • Weir, Alison, Children of England: the Heirs of King Henry VIII (1996)
  • Weir, Alison, Mary Boleyn: the Great and Infamous Whore (2011)
  • Weir, Alison, The Lost Tudor Princess: a Life of Margaret Douglas, Countess of Lennox (2015)
  • Weir, Alison, Traitors of the Tower (2010)
  • Whitelock, Anna, Tudor Queenship: the Reigns of Mary and Elizabeth (2010)
  • Wilkinson, Josephine, Mary Boleyn: the True Story of Henry VIII’s Favourite Mistress (2009)
  • Williams, Neville, The Cardinal and Secretary: Thomas Wolsey and Thomas Cromwell (1975)
  • Wilson, Derek, Sweet Robin: Biography of Robert Dudley (1981)
  • Wilson, Derek, The Uncrowned Kings of England: the Black History of the Dudleys’ and the Tudor Throne (2004)

Women & Gender

  • Evans, Victoria Sylvia, Ladies-in-Waiting: Women Who Served at the Tudor Court (2014)
  • Harris, Barbara, ‘Women and Politics in Early Tudor England’, Historical Journal, 33 (1990)
  • Healey, Robert M., ‘Waiting for Deborah John Knox and Four Ruling Queens’, Sixteenth Century Journal, 25 (1994)
  • Hickerson, Megan L., ‘Gospelling Sisters ‘Goinge up and downe’ John Foxe and Disorderly Women’, Sixteenth Century Journal, 35 (2004)
  • Hogrefe, Pearl, ‘Legal Rights of Tudor Women and the Circumvention by Men and Women’, Sixteenth Century Journal, 3 (1972)
  • Jordan, Constance, ‘Women’s Rule in Sixteenth Century British Political Thought’, Renaissance Quarterly, 40 (1987)
  • Plowden, Alison, Tudor Women: Queens and Commoners (1979)
  • Richards, Judith M., ‘To Promote a Woman to Beare Rule Talking of Queens in Mid-Tudor England’, Sixteenth Century Journal, 28 (1997)
  • Wiesner-Hanks, Merry, Women and Gender in Early Modern Europe (1993)
  • Wiesner-Hanks, Merry, ‘Beyond Women and the Family Towards a Gender Analysis of the Reformation’, Sixteenth Century Journal, 18 (1987)

Reformation & Religion

  • Beer, Barrett, ‘John Stow and the English Reformation 1547-1559’, Sixteenth Century Journal, 16 (1985)
  • Bernard, G.W., The King’s Reformation: Henry VIII and the Remaking of the English Church (2005)
  • Bernard, G.W., ‘The Making of Religious Policy 1533-1546’, Historical Journal, 41 (1998)
  • Dickens, A.G., The English Reformation (1964)
  • Ellis, Steven G., ‘The Kildare Rebellion and the Early Henrician Reformation’, Historical Journal, 19 (1976)
  • Euler, Carrie, ‘Heinrich Bullinger Marriage and the English Reformation ‘the Christen State of Matrimonye’ in England’, Sixteenth Century Journal, 34 (2003)
  • Haigh, Christopher, The English Reformation Revised (1987)
  • Levine, Mortimer, ‘Henry VIII’s Use of his Spiritual and Temporal Jurisdictions’, Historical Journal, 10 (1967)
  • Manning, Roger B., ‘The Spread of the Popular Reformation in England’, Sixteenth Century Essays and Studies, 1 (1970)
  • Newcombe, David, Henry VIII and the English Reformation (1995)
  • Rex, Richard, ‘The Crisis of Obedience God’s Word and Henry’s Reformation’, Historical Journal, 39 (1996)
  • Rockett, William, ‘Wolsey More and the Unity of Christendom’, Sixteenth Century Journal, 35 (2004)
  • Shagan, Ethan, Popular Politics and the English Reformation (2002)
  • Smith, Lacey Baldwin, ‘Henry VIII and the Protestant Triumph’, American Historical Review, 71 (1966)
  • Wiesner-Hanks, Merry, ‘Beyond Women and the Family Towards a Gender Analysis of the Reformation’, Sixteenth Century Journal, 18 (1987)
  • Wilson, Derek, A Brief History of the English Reformation (2012)
  • Wright, Jonathan, ‘The World’s Worst Worm Conscience and Conformity during the English Reformation’, Sixteenth Century Journal, 30 (1999)

General Reading

  • Ackroyd, Peter, The History of England Volume II: the Tudors (2012)
  • Anglo, S., ‘The British History in Early Tudor Propaganda’, Bulletin of the John Rylands Library, 44 (1961)
  • Anglo, S., Images of Tudor Kingship (1992)
  • Arthurson, Ian, The Perkin Warbeck Conspiracy (1994)
  • Bellamy, J., The Tudor Law of Treason (1979)
  • Bernard, G.W., Power and Politics in Tudor England (2000)
  • Bernard, G.W., The Tudor Nobility (1992)
  • Bindoff, S.T., Tudor England (1950)
  • Bingham, Jane, The Tudors: Kings and Queens of England’s Golden Age (2011)
  • Brigden, Susan, New Worlds, Lost Worlds: the Rule of the Tudors 1485-1603 (2000)
  • Chapman, Hester, Two Tudor Portraits (1960)
  • Cooper, Tarnya, A Guide to Tudor and Jacobean Portraits (2012)
  • Doran, Susan, The Tudor Chronicles (2008)
  • Elton, G.R., Tudor Revolution in Government (1953)
  • Elton, Geoffrey, England Under the Tudors (1955)
  • Froude, J.A., History of England from Wolsey to Elizabeth, 12 Volumes (1862-70)
  • Goodman, Ruth, How to be a Tudor: a Dawn to Dusk Guide to Everyday Life (2015)
  • Griffiths, Ralph, The Making of the Tudor Dynasty (1985)
  • Guy, John, The Tudor Monarchy (1997)
  • Guy, John, Tudor England (1988)
  • Hicks, Carola, The King’s Glass: a Story of Tudor Power and Secret Art (2010)
  • Hoyle, R.W., The Pilgrimage of Grace and the Politics of the 1530s (2001)
  • Ives, Eric, ‘Stress, Faction and Ideology in Early Tudor England’, Historical Journal, 34 (1991)
  • Ives, Eric, ‘Tudor Dynastic Problems Revisited’, Historical Research, 81 (2008)
  • Jones, J.R., The Tudor Commonwealth (1970)
  • Jones, Whitney, The Mid-Tudor Crisis (1973)
  • Lerer, Seth, Courtly Letters in the Age of Henry VIII: Literary Culture and the Arts of Deceit (1997)
  • License, Amy, In Bed with the Tudors: the Sex Lives of a Dynasty from Elizabeth of York to Elizabeth I (2012)
  • Lipscomb, Suzannah, A Visitor’s Companion to Tudor England (2012)
  • Lisle, Leanda de, Tudor: the Family Story (2013)
  • Loades, David, Intrigue and Treason: the Tudor Court 1547-1558 (2004)
  • Loades, David, The Tudors: History of a Dynasty (2012)
  • Loades, David, Two Tudor Conspiracies (1965)
  • Mackie, J.D., The Earlier Tudors 1485-1558 (1952)
  • Mears, Natalie, ‘Courts, Courtiers and Culture in Tudor England’, Historical Journal, 46 (2003)
  • Meyer, G.J., The Tudors: the Complete Story of England’s Most Notorious Dynasty (2010)
  • Morris, Christopher, The Tudors (1955)
  • Mortimer, Ian, The Time Traveller’s Guide to Elizabethan England (2010)
  • Nicolson, Adam, Life in the Tudor Age (1995)
  • Plowden, Alison, The House of Tudor (1976)
  • Rex, Richard, The Tudors (2003)
  • Ridgway, Claire, On This Day in Tudor History (2012)
  • Ridley, Jasper, A Brief History of the Tudor Age (2002)
  • Sharpe, Kevin, Selling the Tudor Monarchy (2009)
  • Skidmore, Chris, The Rise of the Tudors: the Family that Changed English History (2013)
  • Slavin, Arthur J., ‘Telling the Story G.R. Elton and the Tudor Age’, Sixteenth Century Journal, 21 (1990)
  • Smith, Lacey Baldwin, ‘English Treason Trials and Confessions’, Journal of the History of Ideas, 15 (1954)
  • Smith, Lacey Baldwin, Treason in Tudor England: Politics and Paranoia (1986)
  • Taylor, E.G.R., Tudor Geography 1485-1583 (1930)
  • Thurley, S., The Royal Palaces of Tudor England: Architecture and Court Life 1460-1547 (1993)
  • Williams, C.H., England Under the Early Tudors (1925)
  • Williams, C.H., The Tudor Despotism (1928)
  • Williams, Penry, The Later Tudors (1995)
  • Williams, Penry, The Tudor Regime (1979)
  • Wilson, Derek, In the Lion’s Court: Power, Ambition and Sudden Death in the Court of Henry VIII (2001)
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