Genealogical table The Tudor Succession Note on Units of Currency 1: Henry VII: Founding a new dynasty 2: Henry VIII: The personification of power 3: The Reformation and British 'Imperial' Kingship 4: Mid-Tudor crisis and the succession 5: Philip and Mary: an experiment in dual monarchy 6: The early Elizabethan polity 7: Material culture and the arts 8: After the armada Further reading Chronology Index
John Guy is a Fellow of Clare College, Cambridge. His previous titles include My Heart is My Own: The Life of Mary Queen of Scots (Fourth Estate, 2004), A Daughter's Love: Thomas and Margaret More (Fourth Estate, 2008), and Thomas Becket: Warrior, Priest, Rebel, Victim (Penguin-Viking, 2012). Recognised as one of Britain's leading historians on the Tudor period, he lecturers and speaks widely at literary festivals and on radio and television. He was the Winner of the 2004 Whitbread Biography Award and of the 2005 Marsh Biography Award.
Guy looks beyond this bunch of merry and not so merry monarchs to give a concise guide to the whole Tudor world from politics, religion and economics to gender, art and culture. * Northern Echo *