Historical Fiction for the family: The Tudors

Fans of historical fiction novelist Hilary Mantel won't have to wait very long to see her award winning novels, Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies on PBS as the BBC miniseries makes its way to the United States.


Told through the eyes of Henry VIII's chief advisor, Thomas Cromwell, Mantel takes us into the dissolution of Henry's marriage with Katherine of Aragon, the split between England the Catholic church, as well as the marriage and beheading of Anne Boleyn. The BBC series is set to air on Monday April 5, 2015 at 10pm.

If you've already read Hilary Mantel's novels and still want more of the Tudors, try one of these historical fiction series in the meantime. There is something for each member of the family. This is a great way to share your interests with the entire family.

For Adults

by Jean Plaidy:

Katharine of AragonMurder Most RoyalThe King's Confidante 

Katherine of Aragon, Murder Most Royal, The King's Confidante

The Rose Becoming a ThornThe Sixth WifeThe Shadow of the Crown

The Rose Becoming a Thorn, The Sixth Wife, The Shadow of the Crown

by Carolly Erickson:

The Spanish QueenThe Favored QueenThe Unfaithful Queen

The Spanish Queen, The Favored Queen, The Unfaithful Queen

The Last Wife of Henry VIIIRival to the Queen

The Last Wife of Henry VIII, Rival to the Queen

For Teens

VIIINine Days a QueenThe King's Rose

Mary Bloody MaryPatience, Princess CatherineBeware Princess Elizabeth

Mary Bloody Mary, Patience, Princess Catherine, and Beware Princess Elizabeth by Carolyn Meyer

For Kids

Doomed Queen AnneThe Redheaded PrincessThe Royal Diaries - Elizabeth the First

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