The Tudors on Film and Television


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About the Book

With its mix of family drama, sex and violence, Britain’s Tudor dynasty (1485–1603) has long excited the interest of filmmakers and moviegoers. Since the birth of movie-making technology, the lives and times of kings Henry VII, Henry VIII, and Edward VI and queens Mary I, Jane Grey and Elizabeth I have remained popular cinematic themes. From 1895’s The Execution of Mary Stuart to 2011’s Anonymous, this comprehensive filmography chronicles every known movie about the Tudor era, including feature films; made-for-television films, mini-series, and series; documentaries; animated films; and shorts. From royal biographies to period pieces to modern movies with flashbacks or time travel, this work reveals how these films both convey the attitudes of Tudor times and reflect the era in which they were made.

About the Author(s)

Sue Parrill is professor emeritus and former head of the Department of English at Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond.
William B. Robison is a professor of history and heads the Department of History and Political Science at Southeastern Louisiana University. He lives in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Bibliographic Details

Sue Parrill and William B. Robison
Format: softcover (8.5 x 11)
Pages: 352
Bibliographic Info: 28 photos, filmography, chronology, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2013
pISBN: 978-0-7864-5891-2
eISBN: 978-1-4766-0031-4
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments  vi

Preface  1

Introduction by William B. Robison  3

The Filmography  13

Appendix: Chronology of the Tudors  305

Select Bibliography  311

Index  317

Book Reviews & Awards

“an amazing book. The scholarship and writing is first class”—Destructive Music.