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Review: The Little book of the Tudors by Annie Bullen

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You may or may not know, but I really like history. I love reading up on times gone by, but I HATE dry written books. Books that are boring, books that don’t excite you to want to learn more about history. And then I stumbled across this little one.

First of all, this book isn’t just beautiful on the outside, but also on the inside (and I’m not even talking about the words yet!).
I mean, look at this:

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Now, onward to what this book actually is. This is a little pocket book about all the basic things you need to know about the Tudor Era. In case you don’t know, which I don’t blame you for, the Tudor Era is a British succession of monarchs from 1485 until 1608. Most famously known are Elizabeth I and Henry VIII (you know, the guy who made his own religion just so he could divorce his wife. That one). But really, if you don’t have any interest in the Tudor period, why would you read this?
Well, let me tell you.

I don’t really care for the Tudor period, too much is about Henry VIII and the fact that he is a horrible person. I don’t really care about that stuff. This book, however, talks about all kinds of things. How normal people lived, who Lady Jane Grey was (my favourite Tudor monarch, to be honest), and mentions the princes in the tower, and believe me, those two are often forgotten! We learn about normal people. Which who are often forgotten too. We learn how they lived, what they did to earn a living,  what they wore and how they had fun. Which is really refreshing. It’s not just how many wives Henry killed. True, obviously, this book talks about them too. Quite a bit, but that can’t be helped. Unfortunately. Should you skip this book because of it? No.

It’s only 158 pages, and quite tiny. You are bound to learn SOMETHING from this book, and if you have no interest in the Tudor period, but like to know some facts, then this is definitely a great book to have!

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You can buy this book here.

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