The Tudor Age began in August 1485 when Henry Tudor landed with a small force at Milford Haven intent on snatching the English throne from Richard III. For more than a hundred years England was to be dominated by the personalities of the five Tudor monarchs, ranging from the brilliance and brutality of Henry VIII to the shrewdness and vanity of the virgin queen, Elizabeth I.
Richard Rex is Director of Studies in History at Queens' College, Cambridge. He has written and researched extensively on Tudor England. Praise for Richard Rex's The Tudors: "Up-to-date, readable and reliable. The best introduction to England's most important dynasty" DAVID STARKEY. He lives in Cambridge with his wife and six sons.