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Houses of Power

Houses of Power

The Places That Shaped the Tudor World

by Simon Thurley
Hardback / Hardcover
Publication Date: 20/04/2017
What was it like to live as a royal Tudor? Why were their residences built as they were and what went on inside their walls? Who slept where and with who? Who chose the furnishings? And what were their passions?

The Tudors ruled through the day, throughout the night, in the bath, in bed and in the saddle. Their palaces were genuine power houses - the nerve-centre of military operations, the boardroom for all executive decisions and the core of international politics. Houses of Poweris the result of Simon Thurley's thirty years of research, picking through architectural digs, and examining financial accounts, original plans and drawings to reconstruct the great Tudor houses and understand how these monarchs shaped their lives. Far more than simply an architectural history - a study of private life as well as politics, diplomacy and court - it gives an entirely new and remarkable insight into the Tudor world.


Baynard's Castle
Bridewell Palace
Durham Place
Eltham Palace
Friars' churches at Greenwich and Richmond
Kennington Palace
Palace of Westminster
Somerset Place
St James's Palace
St Paul's
Suffolk Place
Tower of London
Westminster Abbey
Whitehall Palace (formerly York Place)
Dartford Priory
Esher Place
Hampton Court Palace
Hanworth House
Nonsuch Palace
Oatlands Palace
Richmond Palace
Syon Monastery
Wanstead House
Windsor Castle
Woking Palace
Abingdon Abbey (now in Oxfordshire)
Reading Abbey
Ditton House
Basing House
Birling House
Cobham Hall
Dover Castle
Leeds Castle
Rochester Priory
St Augustine's Priory, Canterbury
Westenhanger Castle
Woodstock Palace
Guildford Friary
Woking House
Cowdray House
Petworth House
Beaulieu (formerly New Hall)
Ingatestone Hall
Ruckholt Manor
Ewelme Manor
Thornbury Castle
Loughborough Hall
Burghley House
Collyweston House
Fotheringay Castle
Grafton Manor
Nottingham Castle
Ludlow Castle
Kenilworth Castle
Royal House, Langley
Tickenhill Manor
Ampthill House
Ashridge Priory
Berkhampstead Castle
Hatfield House
Hundson House
Manor of the More
Theobalds House
Tyttenhanger House
Kenninghall Place
Hengrave Hall
Warkworth Castle
Hull Manor
Middleham Castle
Pontefract Castle
York Abbey
Hardback / Hardcover
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Penguin Random House
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
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