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Birth, Marriage, and Death: Ritual, Religion, and the Life-Cycle in Tudor and Stuart England
by David Cressy
Book Description: From childbirth and baptism through to courtship, weddings, and funerals, every stage in the lifecycle of Tudor and Stuart England was accompanied by ritual. Even under the Protestantism of the reformed Church, the spiritual and social dramas of birth, marriage, and death were graced with elaborate ceremony. Powerful and controversial protocols were in operation, shaped and altered by the influences of the Reformation, the Revolution, and the Restoration. Each of the major rituals was potentially an arena for argument, ambiguity, and dissent. Ideally, as classic rites of passage, these ceremonies worked to bring people together. But they also set up traps into which people could stumble, and tests which not everybody could pass. In practice, ritual performance revealed frictions and fractures that everyday local discourse attempted to hide or to heal. Using fascinating first-hand evidence, David Cressy shows how the making and remaking of ritual formed part of a continuing debate, sometimes strained and occasionally acrimonious, which exposed the raw nerves of society in the midst of great historical events. In doing so, he vividly brings to life the common experiences of living and dying in Tudor and Stuart England. 
Paperback: 664 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 1.36 x 9.15 x 6.17
Publisher: Getty Ctr for Education in the Arts; (July )
ISBN: 0198207883

Bloody Mary
by Carolly Erickson
Daughter of Henry VIII and crowned in 1553, Mary Tudor was the only Catholic Queen of England. Her penchant for sending Protestants to the stake earned her the nickname.
Paperback: 560 pages
Griffin Trade Paperback; ISBN: 0312187068; Reprint edition

A Brief History of the Tudor Age
by Jasper Ridley
Book Description: Beginning with the arrival of Henry Tudor and his army at Milford in 1485 to depose Richard III, and ending with the death of the great Queen Elizabeth I in 1603, this incisive and informative brief history provides a vivid account of Englandís most eventful and contradictory age. Its presentation of the life both in the burgeoning capital of London and in the countryside includes 16 pages of full-color and black-and-white photographs, as well as discussion of the costumes of the period, modes of travel, food and medicine, sports and pastimes, and the amazing explosion of English drama that would make the name of William Shakespeare a household word for all time.
Paperback: 304 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.98 x 7.70 x 5.14
Publisher: Carroll & Graf; ;
ISBN: 0786710349

The Closing of the Middle Ages: England, 1471-1529 (History of Medieval Britain)
by Richard Britnell

Courtship and Constraint: Rethinking the Making of Marriage in Tudor England
by Diane O'Hara
Publisher: Manchester Univ Pr; (October 4, )

The Description of England
by William Harrison, Georges Edelen (Editor)
Publisher: Dover Pubns;

England and Wales Under the Tudors
by Sinclair Atkins.

England Under the Tudors
by Geoffrey R. Elton

Elizabeth and Essex: A Tragic History
by Lytton Strachey
Listed under Elizabeth I

Mary Queen of Scots
by Antonia Fraser
Listed under Mary Queen of Scots

Henry VIII: The King and His Court
by Alison Weir
Listed under Henry VIII

Mistress Anne
by Carolly Erickson
A somewhat ponderous study of the life of Anne Boleyn.
Paperback: 304 pages
Griffin Trade Paperback; ISBN: 0312187475; Reprint edition

Great Harry
by Carolly Erickson
Listed under Henry VIII

Faith and Treason: The Story of the Gunpowder Plot
by Antonia Fraser
Our term "guy," slang for any man, comes from the name of Guy Fawkes, the alleged ringleader of the bungled plot to blow up King James I and the subject of Bonfire Night, the odd English holiday celebrated on November 5 by burning the execrable Guy in effigy. This and other facts tumble from the pages of this fascinating account of the Gunpowder Plot, written by the distinguished novelist and historian Antonia Fraser. Fraser delves into English religious history to show the harsh persecution of Roman Catholics under Jacobean rule and how James I disappointed those Catholics who hoped for a more liberal reign. -
Paperback: 416 pages
Doubleday; ISBN: 0385471904; (November )

The First Elizabeth
by Carolly Erickson
Listed under Elizabeth I

Daily Life in Elizabethan England
by Jeffrey L. Singman, Will McClean
Hardcover: 248 pages
Greenwood Publishing Group; ISBN: 031329335X; (August )

The Anti-Christ`s Lewd Hat: Protestants, Papists and Players in Post-Reformation England
by Peter Lake, Michael C. Questier
(Hardcover -- April 1, )

A Coffin for King Charles
by C. V. Wedgwood
Listed under Charles I

The Royal Palaces of Tudor England: Architecture and Court Life 1460-1547
by Simon Thurley
Hardcover: 283 pages
Yale Univ Pr; ISBN: 0300054203; (November 1993)

John Donne's 1622 Gunpowder Plot Sermon: A Parallel-Text Edition (Duquesne Studies. Language and Literature Series, Vol 22)
by John Donne, et al
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What Gunpowder Plot Was
by Samuel R. Gardiner
(Hardcover - June 1971)
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The Gunpowder Plot
by Hugh Ross Williamson
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The Great Fire of London: In That Apocalyptic Year, 1666
by Neil Hanson
Listed under Great Fire of London

Historical Dictionary of Tudor England, 1485-1603
by Ronald H. Fritze (Editor)
Book Description: Fritze and his associate editors have identified the political, military, religious, social, and economic issues that were crucial to the age of the English Tudors and have compiled articles, a chronology and suggestions for further reading on each topic. Nearly 300 entries, ranging from 250-2,000 words, discuss people, events, laws, institutions and special topics such as exploration... 
Library Binding: 616 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 1.48 x 9.61 x 6.43
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group; ; (November 1991)
ISBN: 0313265984

The Later Tudors: England 1547-1603
by Penry Williams

The Making of the Tudor Dynasty
by Ralph A. Griffiths and Roger S. Thomas

New Worlds, Lost Worlds: The Rule of the Tudors, 1485-1603
by Susan Brigden
Book Description: No period in British history retains more resonance and mystery for contemporary readers than the sixteenth century. For history buffs, or almost any reader, the figures and events of Tudor Britain approach those of myth. Already published to critical acclaim in Great Britain, The Rule of the Tudors traces the course and currents of this formative era from the secretive Henry VII and his charming, capricious, ruthless Renaissance son, Henry VIII, to "Bloody Mary" Tudor and her nemesis, Elizabeth I, who trumpeted her adroit rule of a man's world with "the body of a weak and feeble woman but...the heart and stomach of a king." 

Above all, the Tudor epoch emerges as a battleground between the new world of Protestantism and the old one of unquestioned Catholicism-a great religious rent in the fabric of English society that underlies turbulence and carnage from Henry VIII's break with Rome to the threat of conquest by Spain. The Rule of the Tudors is an authoritative, impeccably written, and startlingly atmospheric history.
Publisher: Viking Press; (June 25, )

The Oxford Illustrated History of Tudor & Stuart Britain
by J. S. Morrill (Editor)
Publisher: Oxford University Press;

Princes, Pastors and People: The Church and Religion in England, 1500-1700
by Susan Doran et al.
Publisher: Routledge; 2 edition (January 1, )

Rethinking the Henrician Era
by Peter C. Herman
Publisher: Univ of Illinois Pr (Pro Ref);

The Royal Palaces of Tudor England: Architecture and Court Life 1460-1547
by Simon Thurley
(Hardcover - November 1993)

Sir Francis Drake: The Queen's Pirate
by Harry Kelsey
Listed under Spanish Armada

Six Wives of Henry VIII
by Alison Weir
Listed under Henry VIII

Spectacle Pageantry and Early Tudor Policy
by Sydney Anglo

Travesties and Transgressions in Tudor and Stuart England: Tales of Discord and Dissension
by David Cressy
Book Description: This book examines how the orderly, Protestant, and hierarchical society of post-Reformation England coped with the cultural challenges posed by various beliefs and events outside the social norm. David Cressy employs a series of linked stories and close readings of local texts and narratives to investigate such unorthodox happenings as bestiality and monstrous births, seduction and abortion, excommunication and irregular burial, and nakedness and cross-dressing. 

Each story--and the reaction it generated--exposes the strains and stresses of this unique phase of British history. As Cressy points out, the reigns of Elizabeth, James, and Charles I saw endless religious disputes, tussles for power within the aristocracy, and countless arguments about the behavior and beliefs of common people. Questions raised by "unnatural" episodes were widely debated at both the local and national levels, and drew the attention of magistrates, bishops, crown, and court. The resolution of such questions was not taken lightly in a world where God and the devil were still fighting for people's souls.
Publisher: Oxford University Press;

The Tudor Dynasty
by Richard Rex
Publisher: Tempus Pub Ltd;
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Tudor Cousins: Rivals for the Throne
by Dulcie M. Ashdown

The Tudor Monarchy
by John Guy (Editor)
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The Tudor Monarchies, 1485-1603
by John McGurk
Paperback: 128 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.30 x 8.98 x 6.05
Publisher: Cambridge Univ Pr (Trd); ; (April )
ISBN: 0521596653

Tudor England
by John Guy
Book Description: John Guy here provides the most complete narrative history of Tudor England in more than 30 years. A compelling account of political and religious developments from the advent of the Tudors in the 1460s to the death of Elizabeth I in 1603, his authoritative study discusses the far-reaching changes in government and the Reformation of the Church under Henry VII, Edward VI, Mary, and Elizabeth, and is enriched with illuminating character studies of the monarchs and politicians of the era. Taking into account new debates on the progress of the English Reformation and the strengths and weaknesses of Tudor Government at a local and national level, the book includes contextual analyses of the Tudor English economy, society, and political culture.
Publisher: Oxford University Press; Reprint edition (March 1990)

The Tudor Age and Beyond: England from the Black Death to the End of the Age of Elizabeth
by Arthur J. Slavin
Publisher: Krieger Publishing Company; (January 1987)

The Tudor and Stuart Monarchy: Pageantry, Painting, Iconography
by Roy Strong

The Tudor Image
by Maurice Howard
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Tudor Costume and Fashion
by Herbert Norris

The Tudor Housewife
by Alison Sim
Publisher: McGill-Queen's University Press; Reprint edition (January )

Tudor Women: Queens and Commoners
by Alison Plowden
Publisher: Sutton Publishing;

The Tudors (Royal History of England)
by Neville Williams and Antonia Fraser
Book Description: This volume provides the essential history of the Tudors up to the death of Elizabeth I, who kept power with a rare skill and subtlety, and whose death led to the union of the crowns of England and Scotland and the end of the Tudor line.
Paperback: 112 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.43 x 9.72 x 7.42
Book Publisher: University of California Press; ; (November 6, )
ISBN: 0520228049

Women According to Men
by Suzanne W. Hull
Publisher: Altamira Pr; (March 26, )

Who's Who in Tudor England: 1485-1603
by C. R. N. Routh, Peter Holmes
Book Description: Among the noted figures of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries featured in this volume are Guy Fawkes, the Yorkshire Protestant who joined the Spanish Army and converted to Catholicism, later to return to become the prime mover in the Gunpowder Plot. Also making an appearance is Nell Gwynne, the former orange seller who became a favored mistress of Charles II; and Oliver Cromwell, the Lord Protector of England and nemesis of the monarchy.
Publisher: Stackpole Books; (May 1, )

Knives and Scabbards: Medieval Finds from Excavations in London
by J. Cowgill, et al
(Hardcover -- April )
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A History of the Gunpowder Plot
by Philip Sidney
Published to mark the 300th anniversary of the November 5th, 1605 plot to blow up the Houses of Parliament along with King James the First and his entire court. The perpetrators, including Guy Fawkes (Guido), were tried, tortured and executed as traitors - drawn, hung and quartered. Db.
Paperback: 303 pages
Hartland Publications; ISBN: 0923309578; (April 30, )
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The House of Tudor
by Alison Plowden
The Tudors ruled England for little more than a century, but very few Royal Dynasties have made such an impact on history. In this personal rather than political history of the Tudors, the author tells the story of this astonishing family.
Hardcover: 288 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.97 x 9.93 x 7.13
Publisher: Sutton Publishing; ; Revised edition (January )
ISBN: 075091890X
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Tudor and Jacobean Tournaments
by Alan R. Young
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The Tudor Period on DVD

Anne of the Thousand Days
Starring: Richard Burton, Genevieve Bujold
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The Six Wives of Henry VIII
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