Prior to the French Revolution at least it was often wondered why the British had avoided the absolutism that the Bourbon monarchy had managed to impose on the French people.
In 1542 James V died leaving his infant daughter Mary on the throne of Scotland.
This Horrible Histories tome was originally published in 1995.
Vintage Press published Elizabeth R in 2000 to accompany the TV series made by David Starkey.
Pan Books published this superb historically based murder mystery thriller by C J Sanson in 2003 (blimey the last ten years has flown by!).
An introduction to Wyatt’s lyric And Wilt Thou Leave Me Thus, which is a song so modern it could easily be appearing on MTV now.
An introduction to one of Sir Thomas Wyatt’s most famous poems and a link to the social and cultural change then prevalent.
The third in the Matthew Shardlake mysteries set in Tudor England.
Age of Absolutism and Divine Right Monarchy
King Louis XIV: Le Roi Soleil (The Sun King)
From the eleventh to the sixteenth century, England had eight kings named Henry. Henry V was the most successful military leader; the tragic Henry VI had the most admirable character.