The Tudors: Kings and Queens of England's Golden Age

The Tudors Kings and Queens of England s Golden Age A highly readable account of one of the great eras of history a time that witnessed the Great Fire of London and the plague as well as the age of Shakespeare Bacon and Raleigh the Reformation exp

  • Title: The Tudors: Kings and Queens of England's Golden Age
  • Author: Jane Bingham
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  • Page: 333
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  • A highly readable account of one of the great eras of history, a time that witnessed the Great Fire of London and the plague, as well as the age of Shakespeare, Bacon and Raleigh, the Reformation, exploration, and victory over the Spanish Armada.

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    About “Jane Bingham

    • Jane Bingham

      Jane M Bingham spent most of her adult life teaching college students about children s literature at Oakland University, collecting and studying children s books from across history and around the world, and campaigning for better materials for children to read After she retired from that career, she began writing children s books of her own Bingham has since authored several nonfiction books that seek to explain contemporary issues to children, including divorce, the dangers of drug abuse, and the art and culture of civilizations around the world.In Why Do Families Break Up Bingham attempts to demystify the process of divorce for middle school students The book begins by examining some of the reasons a couple might decide to divorce, then moves on to explain the process of coping and moving on after a family separates School Library Journal contributor Sharon A Neal described the book as supportive and unbiased and noted, Despite the nature of the topic, the book is hopeful Tiananmen Square June 4, 1989 examines the studentled protest against China s Communist rulers that occurred there, in the middle of Beijing, in the spring of 1989 On June 4 the government mobilized the army, including tanks, to disperse the demonstrators, killing several of them in the process The excellent illustrations and clear narrative, Elizabeth Talbot wrote in School Library Journal, make Tiananmen Square a good introduction to the protest and its aftermath.Bingham is the author of three installments in the World Art and Culture series, examining India, Africa, and Aboriginal Australia Each book is brief, only fifty six pages long, and the texts are straightforward and concise, Gillian Engberg noted in a review of AfricanArt and Culture for Booklist Despite this brevity, much information is packed into each volume Bingham opens each book with a chapter about the history of the region, from thousands of years ago to the present day, and follows with chapters about the art forms practiced in that area These include architecture, basket weaving, creating musical instruments, dance, and body modification tattoos, piercings, and the like , among others Indian Art and Culture also includes a chapter on one of that country s modern art forms, the Bollywood movie industry As Donna Cardon noted in School Library Journal, The texts not only describe the art forms and how they are created, but also explain the role that art plays in the cultures Bingham once wrote In 1981 I completed a trip which took me to American Samoa, New Zealand, Australia, Hong Kong, China, Thailand, Bangladesh, India, Kenya, South Africa, and Swaziland I collected examples of children s books along the way and became acutely aware of the need for books and other teaching resources in many developing countries I was especially impressed with the variety of India s and Bangladesh s children s books in spite of the difficulties their creators often encounter in publishing and promoting them I also found that becoming aware of and enjoying the literature from other countries enriched my appreciation of American children s books I found myself asking over and over why we, with the plethora we have to choose from, too often opt for the mediocre rather than the rarest kind of best As educators, creators, and consumers, we all too often forget to think of children s books as real literature because we fail to apply critical literary standards It is my hope that my teaching and writing will draw attention to the continuing need for quality books in our own country and will also encourage American students and teachers to adopt a wider, world view of children s literature.

    123 thoughts on “The Tudors: Kings and Queens of England's Golden Age

    • Decent book for a Tudor Enthusiast like myself or anyone who wants to learn about that era in an abridged way. It's a quick read that just gives the main gist of each of the monarchs, so don't expect it to go full on encyclopedia. My only problem with this book is the timeline and how the events are arranged. The monarchs are arranged in order but the events within each reign is not. The narrative goes back and forth which can seem a bit messy and confusing at times. I think the author could hav [...]

    • Book: The Tudors: The Kings and Queens of England’s Golden AgeAuthor: Jane Bingham Rating: 4 Out 5 StarsSo, this another book I got with an ebook creditThe last one actually It was on sale for $0.99 and it still may be. I’m not sure, but it is a nice book to add your collection if you are a fan of the Tudors. It is a short read, but it does provide a wonderful snapshot of the Tudor kings and queens. The book is in order of the monarchs reign. We start with Henry VII, who ruled right after t [...]

    • This is a quick and enjoyable read, especially for those who are looking for a pared down historical recount of the events and personalities of the Tudor era. Each Tudor monarch receives his or her own individual chapter, and each is linked together wth emphasis put on the ever important and recurring theme of who shall inherit the crown, and how will it be passed on. This book can serve as a handy reference book if you are looking for basic information about the Tudor monarchs, thir spouses, lo [...]

    • This is a really good book for beginner Tudor Historians. If you are just starting out on researching the Tudors, this is the book for you! I have already done a lot of research however, and so this book had almost nothing new in it for me. Well, at this point most books on the Tudors don't have anything new in it for me; but the deeper books have different arguments from different historians, and that is what I really like. Looking at the different interpretations and making a decision for myse [...]

    • This is a very basic account of the Tudor era. It was very easy to read, and would be good for someone who doesn't know much about it and wants an overview. For those of us who know a lot about it, some of the more interesting details were merely glossed over. It reminded me of a book that could be used for a high school class on the Tudor era which spanned from the reign of Henry VII through Elizabeth I. Admittedly I am currently learning about the era of Henry VII--so that was the only part of [...]

    • I really enjoyed this. I am a Tudor enthusiast, but still found I learned some new things in this one. Especially with the less famous Tudors like Henry VII and his grandson Edward. A quick and enjoyable read for any Tudor fan.

    • Very good book. Gives a nice overview of the Tudors. It does not go into huge detail, which is great if you just want to know the general stuff about them. Very well written, easy read. I definitely recommend this book.

    • ExcellentEasy to read and entertaining, very well documented and enticing to read more about the history of England and Scotland

    • Royals are fascinating. They seem to get away with the craziest of things, feats of tyranny and wealth and even terror, simply for being born in the proper family. The Tudor family of England, in particular, perhaps best known for fat King Henry VIII and his many wives, or possibly the extravagant collars and wigs of his famously unmarried daughter, Queen Elizabeth, ruled for almost two centuries and not only made for wonderfully scandalous headlines, but also managed to carve a world leader out [...]

    • 7.5/10 Stars. A brief history on the Tudor monarchs. Fairly well written, minus some glaring errors. The book states that Lancaster was the white rose and York was the red rose, when in fact is was the reverse. Lancaster is the red rose and York is the white rose. Also, one of the insets claims Lady Margret De La Pole was Elizabeth's Governess when she was in actuality Mary's Governess (a fact it had stated on the previous page, apparently the editors did not notice this mix up on the following [...]

    • Excellent overview of the reign of The Tudors. Gives just enough detail to really portray the lives and time of this period, while not losing interest of the reader with too much detail. I would definately recommend this book. A great read!

    • This is an overview of the Tudor dynasty, starting from the end of the Wars of the Roses, with Edward IV and Richard III, through the final days of Elizabeth I's reign. There are lots of interesting portraits and photographs to illustrate the text.

    • A fairly well presented chronological story. Made it an interesting read and flow without too much personal opinion. I learned quite a bit in a condensed

    • Très bonne biographie sur la dynastie des Tudors, exhaustive et pas ennuyeuse.Pour ceux qui ont regardé la série, ils seront contents de ré-entendre certains noms.

    • Well worth a readThis was an enjoyable book to read and has loads of snippets of information from the Tudor dynasty. Well worth a look, definitely worth a read.

    • A great book to read if you are interested in the history of Englands kings and queens or in the 1500's in general.

    • A good introduction to the Tudors if you are interested in this era. Easy to read and did not feel like a history text-book.

    • Great book about the Tudor Monarchs for anyone looking to get to know the Tudor's for the first time.

    • ExcellentA great read. Very well written and very readable.I would thoroughly recommend this book. I will now look for others written by her

    • I am such a sucker for these books and they are usually pretty cheap at Barnes & Nobles. Enjoyed this one thoroughly. Good pictures, excellent detail. A great edition to my library.

    • Rather more simplistic than I was expecting, but would make a good read for anyone who wants a starter in Tudor history. Better suited to GCSE level study.

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