A Visitor's Companion to Tudor England ePUB ´ A

A Visitor's Companion to Tudor England ePUB ´ A Very interesting to read about all of these places Review This book was a wonderful guide to Tudor England, and you can really begin to see and understand the places purely from reading it I first read it in preparation for a trip to London, when I was planning to visit Hampton Court and the National Portrait Gallery, having already been to the Tower of London It gave a great background to these places, and others, and allowed me to further develop what she had outlined when I actually visited the places in person A new kind of guidebook, a Review This book was a wonderful guide to Tudor England, and you can really begin to see and understand the places purely from reading it I first read it in preparation for a trip to London, when I was planning to visit Hampton Court and the National Portrait Gallery, having already been to the Tower of London It gave a great background to these places, and others, and allowed me to further develop what she had outlined when I actually visited the places in person A new kind of guidebook, and a really brilliant one General Subject s History Travel Architecture Tudors Castles PlacesRecommend YesMy Rating 19 20 This book was personally disappointing as it was not what I hoped it would be Of course that s my fault since I should have beencareful in my selection Based on the title big mistake, I know I thought it would be a discourse on the daily life of the Englishman living during the Tudor era Well it wasn t any such thing I think I could have overlooked my disappointment and rated this book better if it wasn t for the fact the book is also a disappointment for its intended purpose The au This book was personally disappointing as it was not what I hoped it would be Of course that s my fault since I should have beencareful in my selection Based on the title big mistake, I know I thought it would be a discourse on the daily life of the Englishman living during the Tudor era Well it wasn t any such thing I think I could have overlooked my disappointment and rated this book better if it wasn t for the fact the book is also a disappointment for its intended purpose The author candidly admits that it is a tourist guide for those people interested in touring sites of the Tudor era As the author is a scholar of some merit I will not argue with her selection of sites but what she has done is select primarily buildings constructed in the Tudor style and then discuss these buildings along with any significant paintings that may be inside So this is actually an architectural tour that she has designed and describes My problem with the book is that architecture and art are visual arts and any book attempting to discuss these things requires generous illustrations The only illustrations in this book are very small thumbnail size drawings at the head of each chapter These help a little but not very much If this book is intended to reach the unschooled tourist then it will fail because no tourist is going to select a guide that isn t lavishly layered with photographs and drawings If an intended purchaser is a student of architecture and art he she may find the list useful but the text is aimed at the layman and well below their level of interest The book just doesn t accomplish what it intends and thus my rating Although I can t afford to visit my beloved England some day I can start my itinerary ahead of time using A Journey Through Tudor England by Suzannah Lipscomb Combining a guide book which you could easily find in an English tourist gift shop with elements of a history work, Lipscomb brings England to those who are unable to visit the country for themselves.Not to be confused with a scholarly work, Lipscomb makes it clear in the introduction that she is attempting a lighter work without an Although I can t afford to visit my beloved England some day I can start my itinerary ahead of time using A Journey Through Tudor England by Suzannah Lipscomb Combining a guide book which you could easily find in an English tourist gift shop with elements of a history work, Lipscomb brings England to those who are unable to visit the country for themselves.Not to be confused with a scholarly work, Lipscomb makes it clear in the introduction that she is attempting a lighter work without annotations but that she strives to keep the text as accurate as possible Sadly, this is immediately thrown out the window when Lipscomb presents theories concerning the Princes in the Tower as fact on the second page of the work Thus, it is suggested that some of the information be taken with a grain of salt it is better for those readers not as versed with Tudor England A Journey Through Tudor England focuseson where history happened, explaining locations sites buildings and the importance behind them Don t expect too much in depth historic data with these short chapters, as the sections are basic overviews to wet your interest On the other hand, these quick chapters are ideal for planning a trip to England or even referring to it when reading a Tudor historical fiction or non fiction work Lipscomb sprinkles A Journey Through Tudor England with blurbs on various Tudor England topics portraiture, clothing, housing, food, etc which offers arounded insight into the era However, missing are color plates or photos of the sites mentioned which would have enriched the text and allowed the reader to truly envision each location observed.As A Journey Through Tudor England progresses,unusual historic facts are included, which Lipscomb presents in a familiar conversational style making the information accessible and easy to understand Beware, however, of many speculative statements Some strong positives of A Journey Through Tudor England are the details of describing what Tudor figures would have seen at the sites in their day and comparing it to modern times, the conversion of historic currencies to today, and the listing of existing Tudor artifacts at each site This truly strengthens one s planning of a visit to these sites Lipscomb s passion also shines through and is well supplemented by the clarity that she obviously visited each and every site she describes The ending is a bit abrupt as some sort of summary would have been appreciated However, the star of the show so to speak is the appendix, which amasses information on each site including hours of operation, closest train, parking availability and prices, onsite accommodations, website links, etc Basically everything a tourist needs to know in order to visit the mentioned spots, is provided by Lipscomb A Journey Through Tudor England is not a deep scholarly read, but its premise is unique focusing on the where in history versus the what and providing a guidebook for modern travelers It also sparks interest in Lipscomb s other works A Journey Through Tudor England is suggested as a quick read for Tudor history fans I really loved this book I think it should have pictures to accompany each description of all the different places included though, as I found myself Googling some of the places to get a visual feel of it All the little stories about Tudor people connected with each of the places are interesting too I also wasn t aware of how many places around the country have Tudor connections, but one I have been to is Little Moreton Hall I loved it there, it s beautiful, and we went just before Christmas I really loved this book I think it should have pictures to accompany each description of all the different places included though, as I found myself Googling some of the places to get a visual feel of it All the little stories about Tudor people connected with each of the places are interesting too I also wasn t aware of how many places around the country have Tudor connections, but one I have been to is Little Moreton Hall I loved it there, it s beautiful, and we went just before Christmas so it was extra special This book has succeeded in making me want to visit evenTudor places Book A Journey Through Tudor England Author Suzannah Lipscomb Rating 5 Out of 5 StarsSo,offered me a 5.00 credit toward ebooks and this was on that I bought I have admired Suzannah s wonderful documentaries and talks, but I have never actually read one of her books I really enjoyed this Like the amazing presenter that she is, her writing is just as wonderful and passionate Suzannah has written a guide book that is both simple and elegant I loved how she managed to put so much in Book A Journey Through Tudor England Author Suzannah Lipscomb Rating 5 Out of 5 StarsSo,offered me a 5.00 credit toward ebooks and this was on that I bought I have admired Suzannah s wonderful documentaries and talks, but I have never actually read one of her books I really enjoyed this Like the amazing presenter that she is, her writing is just as wonderful and passionate Suzannah has written a guide book that is both simple and elegant I loved how she managed to put so much into this book without really drawing it out I didn t read about the same thing over and over again The wonderful world of the Tudors is painted very nicely I was aware of most of these places, but new to some I don t know, but reading about where they actually lived and walked was different It really made them seem human The book is broken up by geographic regions, which really helps with the flow of the book I really hate how some guide books just back and forth between geographic regions, which can make it difficult to follow, but that was not the case in this one I just found it so easy to follow also if you needclarification on a certain place, she had provided in the chapters where she first talked about them This is just great I loved the easy to read feeling of the book I have read other book reviews about Suzannah s writing Most claim that her books have a textbook feel Now, I didn t get that feeling from this book It is scholarly, but at the same time can be read by everyday people I did feel Suzannah s passion coming right off the page, which was great and really added to the book I just loved this book I don t know how else to put it into words I really do think this would make a great documentary series Hey, Dan Jones just did one on Great British Castles, so why can t Suzannah do one on the Tudors Good Interesting as you get a tour round not just all the royal palaces but places that were significant during the tumultuous period that was the Tudor Easy to read and very informative. Meet the Tudors in this fascinating book about the places where they lived, played and worshipped For the armchair traveller or those looking for inspiration for a day out, A Visitor s Companion to Tudor Englandtakes you to palaces, castles, theatres and abbeys to uncover the stories behind Tudor England Suzannah Lipscomb visits over fifty Tudor places, from the famous palace at Hampton Court where dangerous court intrigue was rife, to less well known houses, such as Anne Boleyn s childhood home at Hever Castle or Tutbury Castle where Mary Queen of Scots was imprisoned In the corridors of power and the courtyards of country houses we meet the passionate but tragic Kateryn Parr, Henry VIII s last wife, Lady Jane Grey the nine day queen, and hear how Sir Walter Raleigh planned his trip to the New World Through the places that defined them, this lively and engaging book reveals the rich history of the Tudors and paints a vivid and captivating picture of what it would have been like to live in Tudor England Another governmental bureaucrat telling the governmental orthodoxy for a higher governmental wage. Author Suzannah Liscomb does a brilliant job of taking the physical world that is Tudor England and transforming it into an insightful and informative journey through a history of the time period I was drawn to this work as a graduate of Early Modern British history and wanted to read something with a unique presentation This work is everything that I wanted Liscomb brings history to life like no other by presenting Tudor stories through a context of physical locations, readers can achieve w Author Suzannah Liscomb does a brilliant job of taking the physical world that is Tudor England and transforming it into an insightful and informative journey through a history of the time period I was drawn to this work as a graduate of Early Modern British history and wanted to read something with a unique presentation This work is everything that I wanted Liscomb brings history to life like no other by presenting Tudor stories through a context of physical locations, readers can achieve what feels like a personal telling of history through places that one might still see today This work is completely the opposite of what you might expect to find on your stuffy professor s dusty bookshelf Brilliantly, Liscomb is even able to work the expression Tudor Bling into her writing Even though I have studied Tudor England as an undergraduate, I found this work to even teach me a few new things as well Each chapter belongs to a different place of historical significance and readers will find each tellinginteresting than the last A fitting tagline for this work could definitely be Oh to be a fly on that wall I cannot express how much I think people need to read this book If it s at all possible that you do not find Tudor England fascinating, this book will make you see what the rest of us do

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