Explore by-gone eras with these historical books ...

Henry VIII (Brilliant Brits)

by Richard Brassey 

Explore the life of Henry VIII through comic, colourful pictures and funny captions. With its small paperback format, its 24 pages makes it the perfect introduction to one of the most famous characters in British history.

Pop Up Kings and Queens

by Rachael Saunders

Why did Elizabeth I refuse to get married? Why did Charles I wear two shirts to his execution? Find out all about the most famous British kings and queens in this fun-packed pop-up book, full of flaps and fascinating facts.


The 50 Things You Should Know About Tudors

by Rupert Matthews 

Covering the 118 year period of Tudor rule, this book explores the origins of the Tudor dynasty through to its  eventual demise after Elizabeth I's death. Discover how the Tudors changed the  foundation of modern Britain - and how this  impacted the whole world.

The Lost Diary of King Henry VIII's Executioner

by Steve Barlow

Newly discovered diaries and scrapbook cuttings of Chopper Smith - chief executioner at the court of King Henry VIII - reveal astonishing details of life in Tudor time. You've never read anything like it before! 


Horrible Histories: Terrible Tudors 

by Terry Deary

Readers can discover all the foul facts about the TERRIBLE TUDORS, including why Henry VIII thought he'd married a horse, all about terrible Tudor torture and which shocking swear words the Tudors used!

Eyewitness: The Tudors

by DK

It's time for the Tudors! This turbulent period in history is known for beheadings, burnings, and bloodshed. This updated edition is more informative and interactive than ever before, thanks to new infographics, statistics, facts, and timelines.


Henry VIII Built a 14-Seat Lavatory! by Kay Barnham

Discover the goriest aspects of Tudor life, such as 'Tudors thought that bleeding made you better' or 'It is illegal to eat swans'. We look at where the idea came from and whether it has any basis in truth. Finally, each statement is given a TRUTH or BUSTED evaluation!

Life in Tudor Britain

by Anita Ganeri

This title introduces readers to life in Tudor Britain from a child's viewpoint. The book introduces general features of the time period, but focuses on what life was like for children, including where they lived, what they learned at school, and where they worked.


The Secret Diary of Thomas Snoop: Tudor Boy Spy

by Philip Ardagh 

Thomas is in training to become a spy. Entrusted with a secret mission by Lord Severn, it will take all Thomas's wits and cunning to uncover the traitors lurking at Goldenhilt Hall. Filled with amazing facts and historical trivia, kids won't be able to put this secret diary down!

Kings and Queens

by Tony Robinson 

Kings and Queens have always provided their subjects with a great deal to talk about. But how much do we really know about them? For instance, who became king when he was only nine months old? Which king invented the handkerchief? Which king died on the toilet?