Author: Dr Joanne Paul
About the Book:
Each Tudor monarch made their name with a Dudley by their side - or by crushing one beneath their feet. The Dudleys thrived at the court of Henry VII, but were sacrificed to the popularity of Henry VIII. Rising to prominence in the reign of Edward VI, the Dudleys lost it all by advancing Jane Grey to the throne over Mary I. Under Elizabeth I, the family were once again at the centre of power, and would do anything to remain there . . .
With three generations of felled favourites, what was it that caused this family to keep rising so high and falling so low? Here, for the first time, is the story of England's Borgias, a noble house competing for proximity to the throne through cunning, adultery and sheer audacity, revealing some of the period's most talented, intelligent and cunning individuals.
About the Author:
Joanne Paul is a Renaissance and Early Modern Historian at the University of Sussex. Her work has featured in BBC History Magazine, History Today and Prospect. In 2017, Joanne was selected to be one of ten BBC/AHRC New Generation Thinkers. She currently runs the Primary Sources: Conversations with History Makers podcast.