Book cover of The King's Painter: The Life of Hans Holbein by Franny Moyle
Biography & Autobiography

The King’s Painter: The Life of Hans Holbein

From a distinguished art historian, a dramatic reappraisal of Renaissance master Hans Holbein, whose art shaped politics and immortalized the Tudors

Hans Holbein the Younger is chiefly celebrated for his beautiful and precisely realized portraiture, which includes representations of Henry VIII, his advisors Thomas More and Thomas Cromwell, his wives Jane Seymour and Anne of Cleves, and an array of the Tudor lords and ladies encountered during the course of two sojourns in England. […Learn More]

Book cover of The Tudors in Love: The Courtly Code Behind the Last Medieval Dynasty by Sarah Gristwood
Biography & Autobiography

The Tudors in Love: The Courtly Code Behind the Last Medieval Dynasty

Why did Henry VIII marry six times? Why did Anne Boleyn have to die? Why did Elizabeth I’s courtiers hail her as a goddess come to earth?

The dramas of courtly love have captivated centuries of readers and dreamers. Yet too often they’re dismissed as something existing only in books and song – those old legends of King Arthur and chivalric fantasy. […Learn More]

Book cover for Black Tudors: The Untold Story by Miranda Kaufmann
Europe

Black Tudors: The Untold Story

A black porter publicly whips a white English gentleman in a Gloucestershire manor house. A heavily pregnant African woman is abandoned on an Indonesian island by Sir Francis Drake. A Mauritanian diver is dispatched to salvage lost treasures from the Mary Roseā€¦ Miranda Kaufmann reveals the absorbing stories of some of the Africans who lived free in Tudor England. […Learn More]