Do you know the main difference between the diet of a Tudor nobleman and that of a peasant? What was it that changed Henry VIII from an active and pleasant young man into a vastly overweight tyrant? What did a gong farmer do? And what was the purpose of a whipping boy? All of these questions and more are answered in this excellent book containing over one hundred facts about the Tudors. Separated into sections covering each monarch of the era in detail as well as more general chapters with interesting, amusing and shocking facts, the book is perfect for anyone studying this fascinating period in English history as well as those with a general interest in the age.