Topic Books about The Tudors for Children in KS2

The Devil and His Boy

by Anthony Horowitz

London is dirty, distant and dangerous... and Tom is helpless and alone until he meets Moll. Together they find themselves chased across the city by the murderous Ratsey. But it's only on the first night of a new play - The Devil and his Boy - that Tom realises that the fate of the Queen and the country rests in his hands.

My Friend Walter

by Michael Morpurgo

Remember Sir Walter Raleigh who laid his cloak in a puddle for Queen Elizabeth I to walk across? Well, Bess meets his ghost and finds out he's her ancestor! How's she going to explain him to her family, especially when he breaks her brother's fishing rod, steals a horse and smokes cigars in her room? Will Sir Walter wreak havoc or save her family's home?

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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! 


Spy Master: First Blood

by Jan Burchett and Sara Vogler

When Jack Briars becomes an apprentice to King Henry VIII's spy master, he is disappointed to be given the boring duties. But the King's enemies are everywhere. Soon Jack is facing more adventure and intrigue than he bargained for. If he wants to stay alive, he will need to learn the arts of stealth, disguise and deception - and fast!

The Queen's Fool by Ally Sherrick

Cat Sparrow is on the road. She's following her sister, Meg, who was torn from their convent home and sent to London. She befriends a young actor, Jacques, and together they follow Meg's trail to a wondrous place called the Field of Cloth of Gold. But here, they discover that the kingdoms of England and France are both in terrible danger ...


The Fact or Fiction Behind the Tudors 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.