What is it about the Tudors that makes them so popular with writers of both fiction and non-fiction and makers of films and television programmes?
Yes, there were larger than life characters around in the Tudor era, but so there were in other centuries.
Yes, big and important events occurred, that had a lasting impact on the nation - but again, so they did in other centuries.
And yes, the dresses were pretty - but so they were at other times.
A family saga on the grandest scale. Plenty of drama, several battles, and enough good meaty roles to employ a fair proportion of Equity.
Lots of sex, as well as all the political stuff. And yes, the dresses were pretty.
I suppose eventually the fashion for all things Tudor will pass, and the headless females on the book covers will be wearing some other style of dress.