100 Best Books About Tudor England

100 Best Books About Tudor England

The Tudor period is the period between 1485 and 1603 in England and Wales and includes the Elizabethan period which ends with the completion of the reign of Elizabeth I in 1603. The Tudor period coincides with the rule of the Tudor dynasty in England whose first monarch was Henry VII (1457–1509).

1. The Other Boleyn Girl (The Plantagenet and Tudor Novels, #9) by Philippa Gregory


2. The Six Wives of Henry VIII by Alison Weir


3. The Boleyn Inheritance (The Plantagenet and Tudor Novels, #10) by Philippa Gregory


4. The Constant Princess (The Plantagenet and Tudor Novels, #6) by Philippa Gregory


5. Wolf Hall (Thomas Cromwell, #1) by Hilary Mantel


6. The Queen’s Fool (The Plantagenet and Tudor Novels, #12) by Philippa Gregory


7. Innocent Traitor by Alison Weir


8. The Autobiography of Henry VIII: With Notes by His Fool, Will Somers by Margaret George

9. The Lady Elizabeth by Alison Weir


10. The Virgin’s Lover (The Plantagenet and Tudor Novels, #13) by Philippa Gregory


11. The Children of Henry VIII by Alison Weir


12. The Life of Elizabeth I by Alison Weir


13. Bring Up the Bodies (Thomas Cromwell, #2) by Hilary Mantel


14. The Wives of Henry VIII by Antonia Fraser


15. Dissolution (Matthew Shardlake, #1) by C.J. Sansom


16. Mary Queen of Scotland and The Isles by Margaret George


17. Six Wives: The Queens of Henry VIII by David Starkey


18. The Other Queen (The Plantagenet and Tudor Novels, #15) by Philippa Gregory


19. Henry VIII: The King and His Court by Alison Weir


20. The Lady in the Tower: The Fall of Anne Boleyn by Alison Weir


21. Sovereign (Matthew Shardlake, #3) by C.J. Sansom


22. I, Elizabeth by Rosalind Miles


23. Mary Queen of Scots by Antonia Fraser


24. Dark Fire (Matthew Shardlake, #2) by C.J. Sansom


25. Elizabeth: The Struggle for the Throne by David Starkey


26. The Last Boleyn by Karen Harper


27. Revelation (Matthew Shardlake, #4) by C.J. Sansom


28. Elizabeth and Mary: Cousins, Rivals, Queens by Jane Dunn


29. The Last Wife of Henry VIII by Carolly Erickson


30. My Lady of Cleves: A Novel of Henry VIII and Anne of Cleves by Margaret Campbell Barnes

31. The Secret Diary of Anne Boleyn by Robin Maxwell


32. The Lady in the Tower (Queens of England, #4) by Jean Plaidy


33. The Princes in the Tower by Alison Weir


34. Armada by Robert Carter


35. Jane Boleyn: The True Story of the Infamous Lady Rochford by Julia Fox


36. Murder Most Royal (Tudor Saga, #5) by Jean Plaidy


37. The Daughter of Time (Inspector Alan Grant, #5) by Josephine Tey


38. The Prince and the Pauper by Mark Twain


39. A Man for All Seasons by Robert Bolt


40. Brief Gaudy Hour: A Novel of Anne Boleyn by Margaret Campbell Barnes


41. The Life and Death of Anne Boleyn by Eric Ives


42. Legacy by Susan Kay


43. The Sisters Who Would Be Queen by Leanda de Lisle


44. The Rose Without a Thorn (Queens of England, #11) by Jean Plaidy


45. Katharine of Aragon: The Wives of Henry VIII (Tudor Saga, #2–4) by Jean Plaidy


46. Mary, Bloody Mary (Young Royals, #1) by Carolyn Meyer


47. Heartstone (Matthew Shardlake, #5) by C.J. Sansom


48. Elizabeth I: Red Rose of the House of Tudor, England, 1544 (Royal Diaries #1) by Kathryn Lasky


49. Queen’s Own Fool (Stuart Quartet, #1) by Jane Yolen


50. My Enemy, the Queen by Victoria Holt


51. The White Queen (The Plantagenet and Tudor Novels, #2) by Philippa Gregory


52. The Tudors: The Complete Story of England’s Most Notorious Dynasty by G.J. Meyer


53. Doomed Queen Anne (Young Royals, #3) by Carolyn Meyer


54. The Concubine by Norah Lofts


55. In the Shadow of the Crown (Queens of England, #6) by Jean Plaidy


56. Bloody Mary: The Life of Mary Tudor by Carolly Erickson


57. Blackamoores: Africans in Tudor England, Their Presence, Status and Origins by Onyeka


58. The White Princess (The Plantagenet and Tudor Novels #5; The Cousins’ War #5) by Philippa Gregory


59. Catherine of Aragon by Garrett Mattingly


60. The Thistle and the Rose (Tudor Saga, #8) by Jean Plaidy


61. To the Tower Born: A Novel of the Lost Princes by Robin Maxwell


62. Young Bess (Elizabeth Trilogy, #1) by Margaret Irwin


63. The Sixth Wife (Tudor Saga, #7) by Jean Plaidy


64. Elizabeth I by Anne Somerset


65. Winter King: Henry VII and the Dawn of Tudor England by Thomas Penn


66. The First Queen of England: The Myth of Bloody Mary by Linda Porter


67. Patience, Princess Catherine (Young Royals, #4) by Carolyn Meyer


68. To Die For: A Novel of Anne Boleyn (Ladies in Waiting, #1) by Sandra Byrd


69. Henry VIII by William Shakespeare


70. Nine Days a Queen: The Short Life and Reign of Lady Jane Grey by Ann Rinaldi


71. Phoenix Rising: A novel of Anne Boleyn by Hunter S. Jones


72. Mary, Queen of Scots: Queen Without a Country by Kathryn Lasky


73. The Queen’s Lady (Thornleigh, #1) by Barbara Kyle


74. The King’s Pleasure by Norah Lofts


75. The Queen of Subtleties: A Novel of Anne Boleyn by Suzannah Dunn


76. Beware, Princess Elizabeth (Young Royals, #2) by Carolyn Meyer


77. A Lady Raised High: A Novel of Anne Boleyn by Laurien Gardner


78. Portrait of an Unknown Woman by Vanora Bennett

79. Elizabeth’s London: Everyday Life in Elizabethan London by Liza Picard


80. Three Maids for a Crown by Ella March Chase


81. The Pleasure Palace (Secrets of the Tudor Court, #1) by Kate Emerson


82. Elizabeth of York: A Tudor Queen and Her World by Alison Weir


83. The Tudor Chronicles: 1485–1603 by Susan Doran


84. The Virgin Queen’s Daughter by Ella March Chase


85. The Rise and Fall of Anne Boleyn: Family Politics at the Court of Henry VIII by Retha M. Warnicke


86. Edward VI: The Lost King of England by Chris Skidmore


87. Elizabeth & Leicester: Power, Passion, Politics by Sarah Gristwood


88. The Time Traveller’s Guide to Elizabethan England by Ian Mortimer


89. The Last Queen by C.W. Gortner


90. Will in the World: How Shakespeare Became Shakespeare by Stephen Greenblatt


91. Plain Jane by Laurien Gardner


92. Queen of This Realm (Queens of England, #2) by Jean Plaidy


93. Mary, Queen of France (Tudor Saga, #9) by Jean Plaidy


94. A Queens Spy: The Fitzwarren Trials by Samantha Burnell


95. The Boleyn King (Boleyn Trilogy, #1) by Laura Andersen


96. Love Letters of Henry VIII to Anne Boleyn by Henry VIII of England


97. Between Two Queens (Secrets of the Tudor Court, #2) by Kate Emerson


98. Marvel 1602 by Neil Gaiman


99. Mary Queen of Scots and The Murder of Lord Darnley by Alison Weir


100. The Secret Bride (In The Court of Henry VIII, #1) by Diane Haeger


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