- Narrated by: Patricia Hodge
- Length: 3 hrs and 5 mins
- Abridged Audiobook
- Release date: 24-06-05
- Language: English
- Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
Dr David Starkey recreates a host of extravagant characters, mad-cap schemes, and tragic plots, while using original documents to point up the importance of the rituals of power and life at court. He writes with admirable clarity about religion and constitutional history. This brilliant book contrasts the daughters of Henry VIII: the pious Catholic Mary and her clever sister. The key to understanding Elizabeth is her determination not to make the same mistakes as Mary.
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By Miss T. Brown on 23-06-16
I've always enjoyed history especially the dramatic turbulent outcome to the Tudor dynasty and David Starkey is one of, if not the best of them all. Forget all the films, even the two best with Cate Blanchet, I agree there's always poetic license but unadulterated truth was bliss to listen too, Patricia Hodge was very good and accent wise provided gravitas but not snobbery.
I would definitely recommend this for actual history from the master of fact who doesn't indulge in fluffy fiction.
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