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Fty Tudor places from the famous palace at Hampton Court where dangerous court intrigue was rife to less well known houses such as Anne Boleyn's childhood home at Hever Castle or Tutbury Castle where Mary ueen of Scots was imprisoned In the corridors of power and the courtyards of country houses we meet the passionate but tragic Kate. Although I can t afford to visit my beloved England some day I can start my itinerary ahead of time using A Journey Through Tudor England by Suzannah Lipscomb Combining a guide book which you could easily find in an English tourist gift shop with elements of a history work Lipscomb brings England to those who are unable to visit the country for themselvesNot to be confused with a scholarly work Lipscomb makes it clear in the introduction that she is attempting a lighter work without annotations but that she strives to keep the text as accurate as possible Sadly this is immediately thrown out the window when Lipscomb presents theories concerning the Princes in the Tower as fact on the second page of the work Thus it is suggested that some of the information be taken with a grain of salt it is better for those readers not as versed with Tudor England A Journey Through Tudor England focuses on where history happened explaining locationssitesbuildings and the importance behind them Don t expect too much in depth historic data with these short chapters as the sections are basic overviews to wet your interest On the other hand these uick chapters are ideal for planning a trip to England or even referring to it when reading a Tudor historical fiction or non fiction work Lipscomb sprinkles A Journey Through Tudor England with blurbs on various Tudor England topics portraiture clothing housing food etc which offers a rounded insight into the era However missing are color plates or photos of the sites mentioned which would have enriched the text and allowed the reader to truly envision each location observedAs A Journey Through Tudor England progresses unusual historic facts are included which Lipscomb presents in a familiar conversational style making the information accessible and easy to understand Beware however of many speculative statements Some strong positives of A Journey Through Tudor England are the details of describing what Tudor figures would have seen at the sites in their day and comparing it to modern times the conversion of historic currencies to today and the listing of existing Tudor artifacts at each site This truly strengthens one s planning of a visit to these sites Lipscomb s passion also shines through and is well supplemented by the clarity that she obviously visited each and every site she describes The ending is a bit abrupt as some sort of summary would have been appreciated However the star of the show so to speak is the appendix which amasses information on each site including hours of operation closest train parking availability and prices onsite accommodations website links etc Basically everything a tourist needs to know in order to visit the mentioned spots is provided by Lipscomb A Journey Through Tudor England is not a deep scholarly read but its premise is uniue focusing on the where in history versus the what and providing a guidebook for modern travelers It also sparks interest in Lipscomb s other works A Journey Through Tudor England is suggested as a uick read for Tudor history fans

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A Visitor's Companion to Tudor England

Ryn Parr Henry VIII's last wife Lady Jane Grey the nine day ueen and hear how Sir Walter Raleigh planned his trip to the New World Through the places that defined them this lively and engaging book reveals the rich history of the Tudors and paints a vivid and captivating picture of what it would have been like to live in Tudor England. I really loved this book I think it should have pictures to accompany each description of all the different places included though as I found myself Googling some of the places to get a visual feel of it All the little stories about Tudor people connected with each of the places are interesting too I also wasn t aware of how many places around the country have Tudor connections but one I have been to is Little Moreton Hall I loved it there it s beautiful and we went just before Christmas so it was extra special This book has succeeded in making me want to visit even Tudor places

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Meet the Tudors in this fascinating book about the places where they lived played and worshipped For the armchair traveller or those looking for inspiration for a day out A Visitor's Companion to Tudor England takes you to palaces castles theatres and abbeys to uncover the stories behind Tudor England Suzannah Lipscomb visits over fi. Very interesting to read about all of these places


10 thoughts on “A Visitor's Companion to Tudor England

  1. says:

    I was so excited when Suzannah Lipscomb told me that she was writing this book because I knew it would be different to all

  2. says:

    Very interesting to read about all of these places

  3. says:

    This book was personally disappointing as it was not what I hoped it would be Of course that's my fault since I should have been careful in my selection Based on the title big mistake I know I thought it would be a discourse on the daily life of the Englishman living during the Tudor era Well it wasn't any such thing I think I could have ov

  4. says:

    Although I can’t afford to visit my beloved England some day; I can start my itinerary ahead of time using “A Journey Through Tudor England” by Suzannah Lipscomb Combining a guide book which you could easily find in an English tourist gift shop with elements of a history work Lipscomb brings England to thos

  5. says:

    Review This book was a wonderful guide to Tudor England and you can really begin to see and understand the places purely from reading it I first read it in preparation for a trip to London when I was planning to visit Hampton Court and the Na

  6. says:

    Book A Journey Through Tudor England Author Suzannah Lipscomb Rating 5 Out of 5 StarsSo offered me a 500 credit toward ebooks and this was on that I bought I have admired Suzannah’s wonderful documentaries and talks but

  7. says:

    I really loved this book I think it should have pictures to accompany each description of all the different places included though as I found myself Googling some of the places to get a visual feel of it All the little stories abou

  8. says:

    Don't remember how I stumbled on this Love serendipity After reading Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies I thought it was a great read I'd love to spend a summer just walking and touring England The wife is all in

  9. says:

    Good Interesting as you get a tour round not just all the royal palaces but places that were significant during the tumultuous period that was the Tudor Easy to read and very informative

  10. says:

    Another governmental bureaucrat telling the governmental orthodoxy for a higher governmental wage