I am reading I, Elizabeth by Rosalind Miles. It’s about Queen Elizabeth I and about 600 pages. I’m enjoying the book but are so many people and they all have the same 2-3 names (Katharine, Jane, Mary or Henry, Edward, Thomas) and if they aren’t royals, they’re dukes or earls or regents or councillors or whatever. I need a white board to keep track of it all.
Those Tudor royals were nuts. How could you get anything done if you spent all your time wrangling for power, marrying your cousins, sending people to be executed? And that’s not even getting into the whole church craziness. I wouldn’t have cut it in those times.