Monday, December 12, 2011
I feel lucky that I'm much more familiar with this royal family than the average person. Even before I knew their actual family name, these people filled me with such a love of history that I haven't been able to break free from - a passion that has followed me into adulthood and will remain with me forever. Who doesn't hear the story of Anne Boleyn and think it's a tragic one?
The Tudors often represent a somewhat magical period in English history for us, something to speculate on and romanticize about. I love reading a good story of Elizabeth's supposed antics and indiscretions during her youth! And of course, Henry himself provides us with endless liaisons to fantasize about. What most of us forget is the relative stability this family brought to England after the Wars of the Roses, helping to secure the country as one of the powerhouses of Europe during their time.
Whether you like the Tudors just for fun fiction, or for academic reasons, they never fail to give us something interesting to read and learn about. What's your favorite thing about the Tudors?
Royal Reviewer Happy Hour with Crystal at 12:00 PM