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Borman, Tracy

Overview
Works: 50 works in 198 publications in 1 language and 7,667 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Biographies  Fiction  Historical fiction  Fiction  Church history  Biographical fiction  Genealogy 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PR6102.O75, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Tracy Borman
Thomas Cromwell : the untold story of Henry VIII's most faithful servant by Tracy Borman( Book )

17 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 1,191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As Henry VIII's right-hand man, Cromwell was the architect of the English Reformation, secured Henry's divorce from Catherine of Aragon and plotted the downfall of Anne Boleyn, and upon his arrest, was accused of trying to usurp the King himself. Borman reveals a different side of one of the most notorious figures in history: that of a caring husband and father, a fiercely loyal servant and friend, and a revolutionary who helped make medieval England into a modern state. His seismic political, religious, and social reforms had an impact that can still be felt today. This is the true story of a controversial and enigmatic man who forever changed the shape of his country
The King's witch : a novel by Tracy Borman( Book )

15 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in English and held by 1,016 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In March of 1603, as she helps to nurse the dying Queen Elizabeth of England, Frances Gorges dreams of her parents' country estate, where she learned to use flowers and herbs to become a much-loved healer. When King James of Scotland succeeds to the throne Frances is only too happy to stay at home. His court may be shockingly decadent, but his intolerant Puritanism see witchcraft in many of the old customs -- punishable by death. Yet when her ambitious uncle forces Frances to return to the royal palace, having bought her a position as a lady in the bedchamber of the young Princess Elizabeth, she becomes a ready target for the twisted scheming of the Privy Seal, Lord Cecil. As a dark campaign to destroy both King and Parliament gathers pace, culminating in the Gunpowder Plot of 1605, Frances is surrounded by danger, finding happiness only with the King's precocious young daughter and with Tom Wintour, the one courtier she feels she can trust. But Wintour has a secret that, when revealed, places Frances in conflict with her royal charge and in fear for her own family
The private lives of the Tudors : uncovering the secrets of Britain's greatest dynasty by Tracy Borman( Book )

12 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 974 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An examination behind the public faces of the Tudor monarchs draws on material from their most intimate courtiers to illuminate details about their private worlds, from what they ate and the clothes they wore to how they were treated while sick
Henry VIII and the men who made him by Tracy Borman( Book )

10 editions published between 2018 and 2020 in English and held by 739 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a portrait of Henry VIII through the lens of his relationships with the men who surrounded him--companions, confidants, servants, ministers, and rivals--and explores how they impacted his life and historic reign
Elizabeth's women : friends, rivals, and foes who shaped the Virgin Queen by Tracy Borman( Book )

5 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 630 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines Queen Elizabeth I through the eyes of the women who shaped her life--from her bewitching mother to her dangerously obsessive sister, and from the rivals to her throne to her rivals in love
Queen of the conqueror : the life of Matilda, wife of William I by Tracy Borman( Book )

4 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 599 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tracy Borman lays out Matilda's remarkable story against one of the most fascinating and transformative periods in European history. Stirring, richly detailed, and wholly involving, Queen of the Conqueror reveals not just an extraordinary figure but an iconic woman who shaped generations, and an era that cast the essential framework for the world we know today
The devil's slave by Tracy Borman( Book )

6 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"At the end of The King's Witch, the first book in Tracy Borman's Stuart-era trilogy, Frances Gorges was pregnant with the child of her dead lover, Thomas Wintour, executed for his role as a conspirator in the Gunpowder Plot of 1605. Now, in The Devil's Slave, Frances is compelled to return to the dissolute and dangerous court where she has been suspected of witchcraft. Catholics have gone underground in the Puritan regime of James I, and yet whispers of conspiracies continue to echo behind closed doors. Against this perilous backdrop, accompanied by her son George and her husband Sir Thomas Tyringham-whom she married conveniently to mask the true identity of her son's father-Frances reunites with her former mistress, Princess Elizabeth, now of marriageable age, as well as other less friendly members of the court: Prince Henry, the heir to the crown who emulates his father's brutality without scruple; Lord Cecil, eager to persecute Frances as a witch even as his own health rapidly declines; and King James himself, ever more paranoid and cruel towards alleged heretics and traitors. Yet a surprising ally emerges in the person of Sir Walter Raleigh, himself a prisoner in the Tower of London. With more lives than merely her own on the line, Frances finds herself caught in a spider's web of secrets, promises, and plots. Tracy Borman brings to life vivid characters from history, recreating the ever-treacherous court of the first Stuart king, in an exhilarating narrative about a fascinating historical period"--
Matilda : Queen of the Conqueror by Tracy Borman( Book )

7 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Matilda, wife of William the Conqueror, was the first woman to be crowned Queen of England and formally recognised as such by her subjects. Beyond this, though, little is known of her life. No contemporary images of her remain, and in a period where all evidence is fragmentary and questionable, the chroniclers of the age left us only the faintest clues as to her life. So who was this spectral queen? In this first major biography, Tracy Borman elegantly sifts through the shards of evidence to uncover an extraordinary story. In a dangerous, brutal world of conquest and rebellion, fragile alliances and bitter familial rivalries, Matilda possessed all the attributes required for a woman to thrive. She was born of impeccable lineage, and possessed of a loving and pious nature, she was a paragon of fidelity and motherhood. But strength, intelligence and ambition were also prerequisites to survive in such an environment. This side of her character, coupled with a fiercely independent nature, made Matilda essential to William's rule, giving her unparalleled influence over the king. While this would provide an inspiring template for future indomitable queens, it led eventually to treachery, revolt and the fracturing of a dynasty. Characterised by Tracy Borman's graceful storytelling, Matilda: Queen of the Conqueror takes us from the courts of Flanders and Normandy to the opulence of royal life in England. Alive with intrigue, rumour and betrayal, it illuminates for the first time the life of an exceptional, brave and complex queen pivotal to the history of England
Elizabeth's women : the hidden story of the Virgin Queen by Tracy Borman( Book )

13 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Elizabeth I was born into a world of women. As a child, she was served by a predominantly female household of servants and governesses, with occasional visits from her mother, Anne Bolyen, and the wives who later took her place. As Queen, Elizabeth was constantly attended by ladies of the bedchamber and maids of honour who clothed her, bathed her and watched her while she ate. Among her family, it was her female relations who had the greatest influence: from her sister Mary, who distrusted and later imprisoned her, to her cousin, Mary, Queen of Scots, who posed a constant and dangerous threat to her crown for almost thirty years. Despite the importance of women in Elizabeth's life, most historians and biographers have focused on her relationships with men. She has been portrayed as a woman who loved to flirt with the many ambitious young men who frequented her court. Yet it is the women in her life who provide the most fascinating insight into the character of this remarkable monarch."--Global Books in Print
Henrietta Howard : king's mistress, queen's servant by Tracy Borman( Book )

8 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Henrietta Howard, later Countess of Suffolk, was the long-term mistress and confidante of King George II. This book provides an insight into the dynamics of the Georgian court, and reveals a woman who was far more than the mistress to the King: a dedicated patron of the arts; and, a lively and talented intellectual in her own right
Witches : a tale of sorcery, scandal and seduction by Tracy Borman( Book )

9 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"September 1613. In Belvoir Castle, the heir of one of England's great noble families falls suddenly and dangerously ill. His body is 'tormented' with violent convulsions. Within a few short weeks he will suffer an excruciating death. Soon the whole family will be stricken with the same terrifying symptoms. The second son, the last male of the line, will not survive. It is said witches are to blame. And so the Earl of Rutland's sons will not be the last to die. Witches traces the dramatic events which unfolded at one of England's oldest and most spectacular castles four hundred years ago. The case is among those which constitute the European witch craze of the 15th-18th centuries, when suspected witches were burned, hanged, or tortured by the thousand. Like those other cases, it is a tale of superstition, the darkest limits of the human imagination and, ultimately, injustice - a reminder of how paranoia and hysteria can create an environment in which nonconformism spells death. But as Tracy Borman reveals here, it is not quite typical. The most powerful and Machiavellian figure of the Jacobean court had a vested interest in events at Belvoir.He would mastermind a conspiracy that has remained hidden for centuries."--Publisher's description
Kensington Palace : art, architecture and society by Tracy Borman( Book )

2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kensington Palace is renowned for its architecture, splendid interiors, internationally important collections, and, of course, its royal residents. This lavish book thoroughly explores Kensington's physical beauty and its history, presenting new material drawn from archives, newspapers, personal letters, images, and careful analysis of the building itself. Originally a fashionable Jacobean villa, Kensington was dramatically rebuilt in 1689 by Christopher Wren for the newly crowned monarchs, William III and Mary II. The palace became the favored London home of five sovereigns, surviving fires, partial collapse, bombings, and periods of neglect. Queen Victoria recognized its national significance and set about restyling the massive structure with some of England's greatest architects and artists. With over 450 illustrations, including specially commissioned reconstructions and historic plans, this volume explores the personal tastes and fashions of the British monarchy over the course of 300 years and provides insight into the 20th- and 21st-century royal family's domestic life
Henrietta Howard : king's mistress, queen's servant by Tracy Borman( )

5 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Henrietta Howard, later Countess of Suffolk, was the long-term mistress and confidante of George II. Orphaned at twelve and dragged into poverty by her brutal husband, Henrietta used her own ingenuity and determination to secure a role at the very heart of the royal court. But she was far more than mistress to the King: a dedicated patron of the arts; a lively and talented intellectual; a passionate advocate for the rights of women long before the dawn of feminism. The mark that this enigmatic royal mistress left on the society and culture of early Georgian England was to resonate well beyond the confines of the court, and can still be felt today
The story of the Tower of London by Tracy Borman( Book )

5 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book reveals the stories, events and colourful characters that make up the Tower of London's long and varied history, from its Roman origins to the present day
Elizabeth's women by Tracy Borman( Book )

6 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elizabeth I has been portrayed as a 'man's woman', yet it's the women in her life who provide a fascinating insight into her character. Historian Tracy Borman explores Elizabeth's relationships with her mother, the governesses and stepmothers who cared for the young princess. New light is shed on her formative years. Elizabeth's turbulent relationships with her rivals are examined: from her sister, 'Bloody' Mary, to the sisters of Lady Jane Grey, and finally her deadliest rival, Mary Queen of Scots, whose son Elizabeth would have to recognise as heir to her throne. These are the servants, friends and 'flouting wenches' who brought out the best - and the worst - of Elizabeth's cultivated image as Gloriana, the Virgin Queen, in the glittering world of her court
Witches : James I and the English witch hunts by Tracy Borman( Book )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

September 1613. In Belvoir Castle, the heir of one of England's great noble families falls suddenly and dangerously ill. His body is 'tormented' with violent convulsions. Within a few short weeks he will suffer an excruciating death. Soon the whole family will be stricken with the same terrifying symptoms. It is said witches are to blame. This book traces the dramatic events which unfolded at one of England's oldest and most spectacular castles four hundred years ago
The witches of Belvoir by Tracy Borman( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

King's mistress, queen's servant : Henrietta Howard by Tracy Borman( Book )

5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The private lives of the Tudors( Visual )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lives, loves and scandals of the Tudors. In the company of Tracy Borman, the UKs leading authority on the Tudor period, we explore the private lives, loves and scandals of the Tudors, the most celebrated royal dynasty in history. This brand new series explores some of the most secretive and dangerous global underworld societies and their counter-culture dogmas. It's a murky, mysterious mixture of sectarian cults, fanatical religious groups, esoteric societies and political militants - all of them seeking to shape and influence the world we know today
The story of Kensington Palace by Tracy Borman( Book )

2 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Today Kensington Palace is synonymous with young royals: it is the official home of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their family, and of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. It is also famous for being the residence of Diana, Princess of Wales, during the last years of her life. But the history of Kensington stretches back much further. It boasts more than three centuries of continuous royal occupation, making it unique among the Historic Royal Palaces. Formerly a private house enlarged by Christopher Wren in the late 17th century to suit the needs of William and Mary, Kensington Palace was the favoured home of five sovereigns until the death of George II in 1760. The palace's unprepossessing appearance belies its architectural significance, for it was shaped and decorated by some of the country?s leading architects, artists and craftsmen, and is now a major national monument. Kensington?s social and political significance is arguably even greater. It has played host to some of the most important personalities and events in the long history of the royal family
 
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Elizabeth's women : friends, rivals, and foes who shaped the Virgin Queen
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Matilda : Queen of the ConquerorElizabeth's women : the hidden story of the Virgin QueenHenrietta Howard : king's mistress, queen's servantElizabeth's womenKing's mistress, queen's servant : Henrietta Howard
Alternative Names
Borman, Tracy Joanne

Tracy Borman British historian

Tracy Borman historiadora brit√°nica

Languages
English (139)