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Join historian Suzannah Lipscomb as she reveals the hidden secrets of palaces, castles, theatres and abbeys to uncover the stories of Tudor England. 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 Queen of Scots was imprisoned, follow in the footsteps of the Tudors in the places that they knew.

In the corridors of power and the courtyards of country houses, we meet the passionate but tragic Kateryn Parr, Henry VIII's last wife; Lady Jane Grey, the nine-day queen; and hear how Sir Walter Raleigh planned his trip to the New World. 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.

©2012 Suzannah Lipscomb (P)2021 Penguin Audio

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I really enjoyed this book and it has inspired me to visit as many places as I can, I'm lucky enough to live less than 30 mins from Gawsworth and Little Moteton Hall, they are stunning places to see if you can!

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excellent

excellent narration and interesting content. professor lipscombe is incredible I listened to this all in one sitting

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Wonderful book

I enjoyed this book so much. Such a great idea. I wished I was twice as long. I’m going to get out and visit some of theses houses during the spring and summer.

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Engaging and Informative

I love listening to Suzannah, I discovered her on her podcast ‘Not Just the Tudors’ she’s a joy to listen to and the information in the book is concise and interesting. You’re taken on a tour around the country with each stop rooted in history about the buildings and people of Tudor Britain. A great one to dip into before a cultural day out or even to inspire your next trip!

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Wonderful!

This book is glorious, I can’t put into words adequately how much I’ve enjoyed it.
Suzannah does a fantastic job of narrating, she’s witty and engaging.
I’m excited to visit some of the places listed in this book.