1000 Tudor People
1000 Tudor People
1000 Tudor People
1000 Tudor People
1000 Tudor People
1000 Tudor People
1000 Tudor People
1000 Tudor People
1000 Tudor People
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Hardback, 576 pages, 254x203.2mm
Publication 28 March 2024, 
ISBN 9781802583083 

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The incredible lives and deaths of 1000 Tudor people are explored in this authoritative single volume: royalty, military and religious leaders, Lords Chancellor, Knights of the Garter, philosophers, traders, gardeners, musicians, rebels, witches, and many more feature in this illustrated compendium. Every Tudor follower should have this as their companion.

  • A rigorously researched account of the people who made the Tudor period in a single authoritative volume.
  • Figures range from across the whole of society: monarchs, philosophers, gardeners, musicians, rebels, witches, and many others.
  • All key office holders listed: Archbishops of Canterbury and York, bishops of St David’s, Lords Chancellor and Keepers of the Great Seal, as well as Knights of the Garter.
  • Specially designed family trees chart the links between major Tudor figures.
  • Alphabetical organisation allows for easy reference.

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Melita Thomas is co-founder of Tudor Times, the online repository of information about the Tudor and Stewart period from 1485-1625. Her previous books include The King’s Pearl: Henry VIII and his daughter Mary (Amberley, 2017) and The House of Grey: Friends & Foes of Kings (2019).

Reviews and Endorsements

‘I can’t tell you how much I enjoyed Melita’s wonderful new book. It is utterly fascinating from start to finish, and I was endlessly amazed by the scale of her research. Huge, huge congratulations.’ Dr Tracy Borman, FRHS, FSA

‘An invaluable and highly reliable source for anyone interested in the Tudors,
lavishly illustrated and commendably straightforward
to use.’ Dr Linda Porter, Historian

‘Meticulously and painstakingly researched, with its eye for minute detail, Melita Thomas’s 1000 Tudor People will provide a valuable resource for Tudor scholars and enthusiasts alike. An incredible achievement.’ Dr Nicola Tallis, historian and Broadcaster

‘This encyclopaedic work sets a gold standard in Tudor scholarship. Backed by extensive and authoritative research, it’s a fabulous guide to the movers and shakers of Tudor England and an essential handbook for anyone interested in the period. Just stunning. I cannot recommend it highly enough.’ Alison Weir, author and Historian

‘An absolute treasure trove and a must for anyone working on or interested in the Tudor period. It is a rich resource with helpful contextual material, timelines, genealogies and beautiful illustrations which accompany the impressive number of biographies. It is a very useful reference work as well as an enjoyable read, recommended!’ Dr Elena Woodacre, FRHistS, SFHEA

‘It’s the book we all needed, and now it’s here. At once a delight to dip into, and an invaluable resource. The scholarship and the scope are both extraordinary.’ Sarah Gristwood, historian and journalist

‘Prefaced by a series of informative and lively introductory essays, this colourful account of the Tudor age reminds us of the richness and complexity of a past that at times seems overly familiar.’ Professor Alexander Samson, Professor of Early Modern Studies SELCS, University College London and author of Mary and Philip: The marriage of Tudor England and Habsburg Spain