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    DescriptionLearn what went on behind closed doors in the Tudor court. Illegitimate children, adulterous queens, impotent kings, and a whole dynasty resting on their shoulders. Sex and childbirth were quite literally a matter of life or death for the Tudors - Elizabeth of York died in childbirth, two of Henry VIII's queens were beheaded for infidelity, and Elizabeth I's elective virginity signalled the demise of a dynasty. Amy Licence guides the reader through the births of Henry VII and Elizabeth of York's two sons, Arthur and Henry, Catherine of Aragon's subsequent marriages to both of these men, Henry VIII's other five wives and his mistresses, and the sex lives of his daughters. This book details the experiences of all these women, from fertility, conception and pregnancy through to the delivery chamber, on to maternal and infant mortality. Each woman's story is a blend of specific personal circumstances, set against their historical moment: for some the joys were brief, for others it was a question that ultimately determined their fates.


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    Title
    In Bed with the Tudors
    Subtitle
    The Sex Lives of a Dynasty from Elizabeth of York to Elizabeth I
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Amy Licence
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 256
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 235 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 454 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781445606934
    ISBN 10: 1445606933
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15500
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HBLH
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JB
    BIC subject category V2: HBTB
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD1
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBKE
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET030
    Ingram Theme: CULT/BRITIS
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.3
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    Libri: I-HP
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS015000
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Abridged Dewey: 941
    BISAC V2.8: HIS018000
    DC22: 942.05
    BIC subject category V2: 1DBKE, 3JB
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC region code: 1.1.2.0.0.0.0
    DC23: 942.05
    LC classification: DA28.1 .L496 2012
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    Ingram Theme: INDS/RENSTD
    Thema V1.0: NHTB, NHD
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Illustrations note
    30 colour illustrations
    Publisher
    Amberley Publishing
    Imprint name
    Amberley Publishing
    Publication date
    24 December 2012
    Publication City/Country
    Chalford
    Author Information
    Amy Licence has been a teacher for over a decade. She has an MA in Medieval and Tudor Studies and has published several scholarly articles on the Tudors. She lives in Canterbury.