Did you know that the August 2011 issue of BBC History Magazine features our fave family? It is on sale starting 19 July. (Update: Here ’tis!) And I have just received the following press release from the mag and would like to share it with you all; enjoy!
“BBC History Magazine has just launched its very first audiobook, a guide to the Tudor kings and queens. The audiobook features interviews with five leading historians of the period, with each expert discussing the life and times of one of the Tudor monarchs.
- Dr Steven Gunn of Oxford University starts us off with Henry VII
- Professor George Bernard of Southampton University introduces us to Henry VIII
- Reading University’s Professor Ralph Houlbrooke talks about Edward VI
- Dr Anna Whitelock of Royal Holloway, University of London, invites us to reconsider Mary I
- Finally, Oxford University’s Dr Susan Doran reviews the reign of Elizabeth I
Each interview is roughly half an hour long, so there’s just over two and a half hours of discussion on the Tudors. The audiobook is available to download, for £1.99, from www.historyextra.com/audiobooks/tudors
The launch of the audiobook ties in with the August issue of BBC History Magazine, on sale Tuesday 19 July, which is a Tudor special. The issue analyses the lives and legacies of England’s most famous royal dynasty and explores just what it is about the Tudors that ignites our interest.
BBC History Magazine will also be running edited versions of all of the audiobook interviews on its weekly podcast, starting with Steven Gunn’s discussion on Henry VII which will be available to download later today, and finishing with Susan Doran’s review of Elizabeth I which will be available from 12 August. The BBC History Magazine podcasts are available to download free of charge every Friday from the website www.historyextra.com/podcast-page, or you can subscribe via iTunes.”