The Uncrowned Kings of England: The Black History of the Dudleys and the Tudor Throne

The Uncrowned Kings of England: The Black History of the Dudleys and the Tudor Throne

Derek Wilson / Sep 17, 2019

The Uncrowned Kings of England The Black History of the Dudleys and the Tudor Throne In the political ferment of th century England one family above all others was at the troubled center of court and council Throughout the Tudor Age the Dudley family was never far from controversy

  • Title: The Uncrowned Kings of England: The Black History of the Dudleys and the Tudor Throne
  • Author: Derek Wilson
  • ISBN: 9780786714698
  • Page: 166
  • Format: Hardcover
  • In the political ferment of 16th century England, one family above all others was at the troubled center of court and council Throughout the Tudor Age the Dudley family was never far from controversy They were universally condemned as scheming, ruthless, overly ambitious charmers, with three family members even executed for treason Yet at the opposite extreme of the speIn the political ferment of 16th century England, one family above all others was at the troubled center of court and council Throughout the Tudor Age the Dudley family was never far from controversy They were universally condemned as scheming, ruthless, overly ambitious charmers, with three family members even executed for treason Yet at the opposite extreme of the spectrum, Edmund Dudley was instrumental in establishing the financial basis of the Tudor dynasty, while John Dudley, Duke of Northumberland, led victorious armies, laid the foundations of the Royal Navy, ruled as uncrowned king, and almost landed on the throne Written by award winning historian, Derek Wilson, The Uncrowned Kings of England charts the scandals and triumphs of this legendary clan Foremost among the family, Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, was Queen Elizabeth s favorite for 30 years and came the closest to marrying her , and governed the Netherlands in her name His successor, Sir Robert Dudley, scholar, adventurer, and courtier, was one of the Queen s most audacious seadogs in the closing years of her reign, but fell foul of James I The fortunes of this astonishing family rose and fell with those of the royal line they served faithfully through a tumultuous century.

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        Derek Wilson has been a writer of historical fiction and non fiction for 50 years His much acclaimed prize winning works have largely centred on 16th and 17th century Europe He has used various pen names for his fiction, his current Thomas Treviot Tudor crime series being written under the name D.K Wilson The first 2 books in this series The First Horseman and The Traitor s Mark are based on real unsolved Tudor mysteries and have received enthusiastic plaudits Readers have favourably compared this innovative series with the books of C.J Sansom and S.J Parris Recent non fiction triumphs include The Plantagenets, Holbein Portrait of an Unknown Man, and Charlemagne a Biography Derek Wilson graduated from Cambridge and spent several years travelling and teaching in Africa before becoming a full time writer and broadcaster in 1971 He has frequently written and appeared on radio and television and is popular as a public speaker having appeared at several literary festivals,British Museum, Hampton Court Palace, The British Library and other prestigious venues.


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    1. I'm starting to form a pet peeve: historians who mention someone's name in conjunction with a title ONCE and then expect you to remember, and go on to address that person by their title rather than their name, thereafter. Since titles came and went with frequency in Tudor England (various and sundry individuals bereft of head and all that goes with it) it can be confusing. This book commits that sin.Otherwise, it's quite good. Well, with one enormous irony that becomes a misstep, but I'll discus [...]


    2. A good look at the Tudor dynasty through the eyes of their loyal servants - the Dudley family. Derek Wilson examines both the well-known and lesser-known members of this remarkable 16th-century family and emphasizes the loyalty they displayed towards the Tudors, rather than the self-interest they have been reviled for. A fresh view that brings in lesser-known figures. Good reading for those interested in the period.


    3. What most history fans know about the Dudleys comes from their supporting roles in the stories of Henry VIII, Edward VI, Jane Grey and Elizabeth I. To put it mildly, they have not been overburdened with good press. Wilson does his best to rescue the Dudleys from their "Black Legend" and in some regards succeeds. While I can't entirely accept his assertions that Northumberland did not plot to have his son crowned king through Jane Grey, Wilson's depiction of Robert Dudley as a wise advisor to Eli [...]


    4. Review - An interesting study on one of the most powerful dynasties of the Tudor era. Edmund Dudley was an advisor to Henry VII, John Dudley Duke of Northumberland was protector to Edward VI and Robert Dudley was the favourite of Elizabeth I who, it was rumoured, she would marry. The discussion over the hundred years was very interesting to see how power stays in families and how families go up and down.General Subject/s? - History / TudorsRecommend? – YesRating - 17/20


    5. This is what happens when I'm home with a cold/ear infection: I read a lot. And since I couldn't hear anything, it was either books I owned or on my nook.This book followed the Dudley family through four generations of power--admittedly the last generation was kinda loser.Derek Wilson is an excellent writer/storyteller. And he makes coherent and upfront arguments on why we should reexamine the Dudley family's reputation without making any grand apologies about their darker moments (Robert certai [...]


    6. An interesting exploration of the lives of the influential male line of the Dudley family during the Tudor period. Derek Wilson demonstrates the unwavering loyalty these men possessed for their sovereign and the sometimes unjust reputation that has been given to them over the decades for remaining loyal even when it was to the detriment of their own reputation. Wilson shows that because the sovereign could never been openly criticised or blamed for unpopular policies and decisions, the blame ins [...]


    7. Sir Robert Dudley is most famous for being the consort in all but name to Queen Elizabeth I. His family history, long entwined with the rise and fall of the Tudor dynasty, makes dark and fascinating reading. This book attempts to shatter the Dudleys' reputation as scheming, greedy and power-hungry, although numerous typographical errors tend to diminish the impact of Wilson's historical research. The author takes a revisionist approach, flying against traditional accounts of the Dudley family. W [...]


    8. Quite the apologist for the Dudleys, Derek Wilson's book covers an interesting span of history and a fascinating family. The Dudleys were always advisors and followers of the Tudors, usually to their own detriment-four generations of executions. History has been harsh to the Dudleys, and Wilson makes some very convincing arguments as to its unfairness and the reasons for it, but he does seem to bend over backwards to rectify their story.A bit heavy on the military for me, some of the gaps in the [...]


    9. Utterly fascinating! Derek Wilson explores the history of the Dudley family in England during the reign of the Tudors. Not only do we get a better idea of who the Tudors were and how they ruled, we are also able to see how their decisions affected their loyal subjects. The reason this book is so amazing is because it allows the reader to experience Tudor England as an actual place and time rather than being a dreary biography of an exalted king or queen. If you are interested in English history [...]


    10. An excellent work on the Dudleys. With this book, I have come to understand and appreciate their rise to power and their faults (as well as the monarchs'). However, it is not for someone who is unfamiliar with 16th century political history of England. If you want to know the details of the monarchs, their plots, and their policies, you will need to look elsewhere. The author does a good job on sticking to the Dudleys as the main focus of the work and makes the reader understand them for the peo [...]


    11. The history of the Dudley family reads a bit like an HBO movie. Tied to the Tudors across three generations, the Dudleys gained money and power, lost it, were executed, rose againMost are familiar with Robert Dudley--said to be Elizabeth I's great love, but to see how much this family contributed to the political and financial lives of their monarchs was interesting.It's probably good to have at least some knowledge of Tudor history to follow all of the names.


    12. Hecka boring. This is about Dudleys AND everyone else around them. Very poor writing when the author has to write this word: 'Dudley' on every single page--sometimes more than once. I wanted to yellow out how many times this occurred but, alas, it was a library book. And good thing, too. Glad I didn't waste a penny on this one. ugh.


    13. I really enjoyed this book. It was an interesting look at the relationship between the Dudleys and the Tudors. Loved the excerpts from letters. So sad to see the end of the Dudley dynasty. The rivalry and intrigue in the Tudor reign and the reigns of other monarchies is fascinating.


    14. It's always interesting to come at a historical period by way of the lives of people who were not the monarchs and their families. The Dudleys, as presented by Wilson in this excellent book, were powerful and influential, but ultimately were the victims of the monstrous monarchs they served.


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