Tudor Places of Great Britain – New Book!

Posted By on November 3, 2015

tudor_places_pageI’m really excited today because my latest book, Tudor Places of Great Britain has just gone live on Amazon Kindle – yay! The paperback edition is coming soon and I will post on here as soon as it’s available, but the Kindle book is available right now.

I’m really pleased with how it’s come out. Tim’s just had a count for me and it features 185 different places with links to the Tudors and has over 315 beautiful photographs. Here are more details:


The Tudor dynasty ruled from 1485 to 1603 and had a huge impact on England and Wales, not only on society but also on the British landscape.

Henry VIII was a keen builder, building and renovating properties to serve as pleasure palaces, but his Dissolution of the Monasteries also led to historic properties falling into ruin. Tudor favourites spent their new-found wealth building lavish mansions or converting castles into sumptuous manor houses as statements of their success and to impress the visiting monarch.

In Tudor Places of Great Britain, Tudor history author and founder of the Tudor Society Claire Ridgway guides the reader through properties linked to Tudor monarchs and prominent people of the time, from impressive palaces like Hampton Court Palace, through romantic monastic ruins and merchant houses, to unspoilt villages like Lavenham and Weobley. With over 175 listings, which include descriptions and highlights, full address and website details, Tudor Places of Great Britain is a comprehensive guide to British Tudor places.

It is available as a kindle from all of the Amazon websites and is also available from the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library and Kindle Unlimited. Click here to find it on your Amazon site now.

4 thoughts on “Tudor Places of Great Britain – New Book!”

  1. Christine says:

    Hi Claire, i live in North London and it has many associations with Henry V111s children, in the local town stood an old manor house where Edward Mary and Elizabeth used to reside from time to time, that has long since gone and a department store stands in it’s place, and in parkland stood another house where Elizabeth used to study as a young girl sadly that also has gone but the foundations of the building are still there, I thought I’d share this bit of info with you as to me it is interesting living in a place that has connections with Tudor Royalty and Stuart to, as James 1st used to hunt in the parks here, your book sounds really interesting well done!

  2. Banditqueen says:

    Well done, Claire, the book is great, colourful and well researched and presented. Enjoying.

    1. Claire says:

      Thank you! I’ve been working on it on and off since 2011 so it’s taken a while.

  3. Laurie says:

    The book looks lovely Claire, congratulations! I cannot wait look through it!

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