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  • Medieval Stained Glass – To tempt an artist by Toni Mount

    A warm Tudor Society welcome to historian and author Toni Mount and huge congratulations to her on the forthcoming release of her tenth Seb Foxley medieval murder mystery, a series I adore.

    Toni is sharing a guest article with us to celebrate the publication of The Colour of Rubies

    In my tenth and latest Seb Foxley medieval murder mystery, The Colour of Rubies, the story requires our hero to go to Westminster Palace in order to discover a dead body – what else! Those familiar with my scribe/artist/sleuth will know that colour means everything to Seb so what better reason could he have for going to the royal palace with his brother, Jude, than to admire the beautiful stained glass in the Chapel of St Stephen?

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  • Teasel’s Tudor Trivia – Books on the Tudor Kings and Queens

    In this latest edition of Teasel’s Tudor Trivia, Tudor experts, historian Claire Ridgway and her researcher, Teasel the rescue dog, introduce their top picks for non-fiction books on the Tudor kings and queens.

    The books featured are all excellent reads and are well-referenced – perfect for those just wanting to know more about the monarch or those who are using them for research.

    Please do share in the comments if you have a favourite book on the Tudor monarchs.

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  • Claire’s birthday and presents for you!

    On this day in history, 11th February 1971, our founder Claire Ridgway was born, meaning that she’s celebrating her 50th birthday! And she’s celebrating by doing some kindle countdown deals for 9 of her books!

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  • Informal live chat – 16 January – Tudor history books

    January's informal live chat will be taking place in the Tudor Society chatroom on Saturday 16th January 2021.

    The topic is Tudor history books, fiction and non-fiction, which is the perfect topic when a lot of us may have been given books for Christmas, or treated ourselves to books. Please feel free to share recommendations or ask for recommendations on Tudor topics and people.

    The chatroom can be found here: https://www.tudorsociety.com/chatroom/

    Here are the times in different time zones. If your time zone isn't listed you can use https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html to convert the London time to your zone.

    • London, UK - Saturday 16 January at 11pm
    • Madrid, Spain - Sunday 17 January at 12am
    • New York, USA - Saturday 16 January at 6pm
    • Los Angeles, USA - Saturday 16 January at 3pm
    • Sydney, Australia - Sunday 17 January at 10am
    • Adelaide, Australia - Sunday 17 January at 9.30am
  • February informal live chat – Favourite Tudor books

    Our February informal live chat for Tudor Society members is on one of my very favourite topics, books! This is your chance to suggest books (fiction or non-fiction) to other members, ask for people's views on a particular book, get book recommendations to lengthen your wishlist.... anything Tudor book related.

    The chat will take place on Friday 28th February. Here are the times in different time zones and if your time zone isn't listed you can use https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html to convert the London time to your zone.

    Here are the times in different time zones:

    • London, UK - Friday 28 February at 11pm
    • Madrid, Spain - Saturday 29 February at 12am
    • New York, USA - Friday 28 February at 6pm
    • Los Angeles, USA - Friday 28 February at 3pm
    • Sydney, Australia - Saturday 29 February at 10am
    • Adelaide, Australia - Saturday 29 February at 9.30am

    You can find the chatroom at https://www.tudorsociety.com/chatroom/.

  • Books to put on your list

    Friends have been panicking me by saying that they’ve already started Christmas shopping – aaaggghhh! – and this inspired me to think about books that I would like for Christmas or that I’d recommend to other Tudor history lovers. I thought I’d talk about some of them in this week’s Claire Chats. These are just ones that I’ve enjoyed or that have piqued my interest, so please do add your recommendations or ones that you’re looking forward to receiving/buying as comments below. Thank you!

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  • Best Books about the Tudors

    If you haven’t got much room, or much money, or much time, or you’re just starting out with building your Tudor book collection, what books should be on your “to buy” or “to borrow” list? In today’s Claire Chats video talk, I share my recommendations.

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  • Summer reading recommendations for Tudor history lovers

    I’m just about to go on holiday so I’ve been busy putting books on my trusty kindle and it inspired me to share with you some recent Tudor history books, both fiction and non-fiction, and also some series to get stuck into.

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  • Recent and forthcoming Tudor history books

    In this week’s Claire Chats I share details on a new book I’ve just received in the post and look at some of the Tudor-linked history books that have just been released or are due out soon. Quite a few of these are going on my Christmas list!

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  • Members’ book recommendations

    Thank you so much to those of you who completed our recent survey about Tudor books.

    We already have recommended reading lists for Tudor monarchs and various Tudor topics – see the Recommended Reading category, but I thought it would be good to make a list of books that Tudor Society members would recommend, and here it is. Please do leave a comment if you’d like to recommend some books and I can then add them to the list – thank you!

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  • Tudor Books Survey

    Following on from our recent live chat on the Tudors on TV and in books, I thought it would be a good idea to do a members’ survey on Tudor books. We already have book lists on the site for recommended reading on the Tudor monarchs and Tudor life but I thought a page of member recommendations would make a good addition too.

    Please do take part in this survey, it will only take a few minutes and I’ll share the results on a special page here on the Tudor Society website. Thank you so much!

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  • Tudor Art Books

    In this week’s Claire chats video, I talk about some of the art books I own and would recommend. Please do share in the comments below which books you would recommend to other Tudor Society members on art.

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  • Two great books

    In this week’s Claire Chats, I share two books that I’ve been sent…

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  • An evening with the authors – 24 September 2016, London

    Yay! I’m so excited! On 24th September eighteen of MadeGlobal Publishing’s authors will be in London for “an evening with the authors”. This is your chance to mingle with 18 Tudor history authors (many of whom are Tudor Society contributors), have your photo taken with them by a professional photographer, get their autographs, discuss your book idea with MadeGlobal Publishing, and fire questions at the authors in a Q&A session.

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  • Tudor Life Books

    A list of recommended reading on Tudor life.

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  • Tudor Personality Books

    A list of recommended biographies and books on important people from the Tudor era.

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