Further Reading

Would you like to learn more about The Tudors?

One of the most iconic Royal families in English History – there are tonnes of great resource both online and offline, should you wish to learn more about this fascinating group of people.

This Sceptred Isle

One of the most complete histories of the British Empire, told in a truly captivating way, Christopher Lee’s riveting historical documentary covers the story of Britain from the 12th Century right up to the death of Queen Victoria in 1901. The entire program runs to an exhaustive time of 46 hours, the Tudor section being of particular note.


For many the study of History is simply a hobby, such is the case for Lara E. Eakins, Program Coordinator for the Department of Astronomy at the University of Texas and sole contributor to this long running blog which is regularly updated with interesting photos, facts and articles.

Showtime’s The Tudors

Although not suitable for younger viewers, due to scenes of a sexual nature, Michael Hirst’s successful adaptation of Henry VIII’s reign of England is compulsory viewing for any History buff with a taste for racy drama. Although some plot details may deviate from the real History, the show nonetheless contextualises many characters from the time.

Hilary Mantel’s Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies

Written from the perspective of Thomas Cromwell, a trusted adviser of Henry VIII, these two books are the first parts in a trilogy which provides an unparalleled (and highly readable) look into the politics and social climate of the time. Meticulously researched and fascinating to read, these are must-own books for historical fiction lovers.