House of Tudor: A Grisly History (Paperback)

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House of Tudor: A Grisly History (Paperback)

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Dive headfirst into the grisly and gruesome events during the long reign of the House of Tudor.

Gruesome but not gratuitous, this decidedly darker take on the Tudors, from 1485 to 1603, covers some forty-five 'events' from the Tudor reign, taking in everything from the death of Richard III to the botched execution of Mary Queen of Scots, and a whole host of horrors in between. Particular attention is paid to the various gruesome ways in which the Tudors dispatched their various villains and lawbreakers, from simple beheadings, to burnings and of course the dreaded hanging, drawing and quartering. Other chapters cover the various diseases prevalent during Tudor times, including the dreaded 'Sweating Sickness' - rather topical at the moment, unfortunately - as well as the cures for these sicknesses, some of which were considered worse than the actual disease itself. The day-to-day living conditions of the general populace are also examined, as well as various social taboos and the punishments that accompanied them, i.e. the stocks, as well as punishment by exile. Tudor England was not a nice place to live by 21st century standards, but the book will also serve to explain how it was still nevertheless a familiar home to our ancestors.
Product Details ISBN: 9781399011082
ISBN-10: 1399011081
Publisher: Pen and Sword History
Publication Date: May 16th, 2024
Pages: 200
Language: English