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    DescriptionIllegitimate 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 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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    In Bed with the Tudors
    The Sex Lives of a Dynasty from Elizabeth of York to Elizabeth I
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Amy Licence
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 256
    Width: 124 mm
    Height: 196 mm
    Thickness: 24 mm
    Weight: 300 g
    ISBN 13: 9781445614755
    ISBN 10: 1445614758

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25500
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HBLH
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.2
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JB
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD1
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBKE
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET030
    Ingram Theme: CULT/BRITIS
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS015000
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Abridged Dewey: 941
    BISAC V2.8: HIS018000
    LC classification: DA
    BIC subject category V2: 1DBKE, 3JB
    DC23: 942.05
    Thema V1.0: NHD
    Edition statement
    Illustrations note
    31 colour illustrations
    Amberley Publishing
    Imprint name
    Amberley Publishing
    Publication date
    30 March 2014
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Amy Licence is a teacher and historian. She has an MA in Medieval and Tudor Studies. Her other books include Elizabeth of York and Anne Neville, also from Amberley. She lives in Canterbury.
    Review quote
    'A fascinating book examining the sex lives of the Tudors in unprecedented detail' DAILY EXPRESS