History, Fiction, and The Tudors

Sex, Politics, Power, and Artistic License in the Showtime Television Series

  • William B. Robison

Part of the Queenship and Power book series (QAP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. William B. Robison
    Pages 1-25
  3. Retha M. Warnicke
    Pages 97-113
  4. Carole Levin, Estelle Paranque
    Pages 115-126
  5. Anne Throckmorton
    Pages 139-152
  6. Victor L. Stater
    Pages 153-166
  7. Glenn Richardson
    Pages 179-194
  8. Thomas Betteridge
    Pages 195-207
  9. Krista J. Kesselring
    Pages 235-247
  10. Samantha Perez
    Pages 249-264
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 343-384

About this book


This is the first book-length study of the award-winning historical drama The Tudors. In this volume twenty distinguished scholars separate documented history, plausible invention, and outright fantasy in a lively series of scholarly, but accessible and engaging essays. The contributors explore topics including Henry VIII, Catherine of Aragon, Anne Boleyn, his other wives and family, gender and sex, kingship, the court, religion, and entertainments.


Tudor British history queenship Elizabeth I Henry VIII Catherine of Aragon Margaret Tudor Thomas Wosley Thomas Moore Thomas Cromwell Charles V James V

Editors and affiliations

  • William B. Robison
    • 1
  1. 1.Southeastern Louisiana UniversityHammondUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2016
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, New York
  • eBook Packages History History (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-1-137-43881-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-43883-6
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