in the lion s court power ambition and sudden death in the reign of henry viii

Download Book In The Lion S Court Power Ambition And Sudden Death In The Reign Of Henry Viii in PDF format. You can Read Online In The Lion S Court Power Ambition And Sudden Death In The Reign Of Henry Viii here in PDF, EPUB, Mobi or Docx formats.

In The Lion S Court

Author : Derek Wilson
ISBN : 9781466886346
Genre : History
File Size : 29. 65 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 409
Read : 926

Download Now


The story of Henry VIII and his six wives is a well-known example of the caprice and violence that dominated that king's reign. Now Derek Wilson examines a set of relationships that more vividly illustrate just how dangerous life was in the court of the Tudor lion. He tells the interlocking stories of six men-all, curiously enough, called Thomas-whose ambitions and principles brought them face to face with violent death, as recorded in a simple mnemonic: 'Died, beheaded, beheaded, Self-slaughtered, burned, survived.' Thomas Wolsey was an accused traitor on his way to the block when a kinder death intervened. Thomas More and Thomas Cromwell, whose convictions and policies could scarcely have been more different, both perished beneath the headman's axe. Thomas Howard, Duke of Norfolk, would have met the same end had the king's own death not brought him an eleventh hour reprieve. Thomas Wriothesley, Earl of Southampton, and Thomas Cranmer, Archbishop of Canterbury, though outliving the monarch, perished as a result of that war of ambitions and ideologies which rumbled on after 1547. Wriothesley succumbed to poison of either body or mind in the aftermath of a failed coup. Cranmer went to the stake as a heretic at the insistence of Mary Tudor, who was very much the daughter of the father she hated. In the Lion's Court is an illuminating examination of the careers of the six Thomases, whose lives are described in parallel-their family and social origins, their pathways to the royal Council chamber, their occupancy of the Siege Perilous, and the tragedies that, one by one, overwhelmed them. By showing how events shaped and were shaped by relationships and personal destinies, Derek Wilson offers a fresh approach to the political narrative of a tumultuous reign.

1536

Author : Suzannah Lipscomb
ISBN : 9780745953328
Genre : History
File Size : 62. 24 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 593
Read : 201

Download Now


'1536' focuses on a pivotal year in the life of Henry VIII, revealing a fuller portrait of this complex monarch and detailing the finer shades of humanity that have so long been overlooked.

Encyclopedia Of Tudor England 3 Volumes

Author : John A. Wagner Ph.D.
ISBN : 9781598842999
Genre : History
File Size : 27. 71 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 320
Read : 1262

Download Now


Authority and accessibility combine to bring the history and the drama of Tudor England to life. Almost 900 engaging entries cover the life and times of Henry VIII, Mary I, Elizabeth I, William Shakespeare, and much, much more. • Almost 900 entries covering people, events, ideas, movements, institutions, and publications • An extensive chronology of important events from the Battle of Bosworth Field in 1485 to the death of Elizabeth I in 1603 • Maps and photographs • A guide to related topics • Appendixes that include genealogies and lists of European monarchs, contemporary popes, English bishops, speakers and sessions of Parliament, and major battles, rebellions, and uprisings • A bibliography of historical novels set in the period • An annotated list of films and television programs set in the period • A list of useful websites • An extensive, up-to-date bibliography divided into topical sections

Gender Family And Politics

Author : Nicola Clark
ISBN : 9780191087653
Genre : History
File Size : 47. 54 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 191
Read : 1020

Download Now


Gender, Family, and Politics is the first full-length, gender-inclusive study of the Howard family, one of the pre-eminent families of early-modern Britain. Most of the existing scholarship on this aristocratic dynasty's political operation during the first half of the sixteenth-century centres on the male family members, and studies of the women of the early-modern period tends to focus on class or geographical location. Nicola Clark, however, places women and the question of kinship in centre-stage, arguing that this is necessary to understand the complexity of the early modern dynasty. A nuanced understanding of women's agency, dynastic identity, and politics allows us to more fully understand the political, social, religious, and cultural history of early-modern Britain.

Erasmus Von Rotterdam

Author : Wilhelm Ribhegge
ISBN : STANFORD:36105132635751
Genre : Authors, Latin (Medieval and modern)
File Size : 34. 23 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 513
Read : 729

Download Now


Enthält: "Die Basler Jahre. Die Korrespondenz des Erasmus 1525-1529" (S. 138-160).

Books In Print

Author :
ISBN : UOM:39015054048460
Genre : American literature
File Size : 35. 80 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 814
Read : 201

Download Now


Books in print is the major source of information on books currently published and in print in the United States. The database provides the record of forthcoming books, books in-print, and books out-of-print.

All The King S Women

Author : Derek Wilson
ISBN : UOM:39015056290144
Genre : Great Britain
File Size : 29. 34 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 324
Read : 215

Download Now


'An excellent prince, doubtless, had he been less addicted to women .. those wicked creatures took him from all application becoming so great a king.' John Evelyn The image of Charles II as a randy monarch who dragged the crown through the moral mire and irredeemable weakened ots position has persisted throughout the three centuries since John Evelyn gave his judgement. That judgement, Derek Wilson argues, is OK as far it goes. The Restoration court did set an example of cynical libertinism that provoked opposition not only from outraged preacher, but also satirical journalists and angry mobs who pelted royal mistresses and burned down brothels. But Charles' bedroom antics are symptoms and not causes of social decadence. Why did Pepys complain 'there is nothing almost but bawdry at court from top to bottom' or Bishop Burnet observe that throughout the three kingdoms people were 'throwing of the very professions of virtue and piety'? The answers must be sought in the traumatic upheaval of the Civil War and its aftermath in the life of Charles Stuart and his people. In a society that was shaken loose by violent conflict the position of women changed radically. Many experienced anew freedom and an enhanced power to influence men and events. Charles grew up with and actually enjoyed the company of strong women. Ministers complained of his 'effeminate conversation'. As well as the notorious grasping mistresses - the leach-like Lady Castlemaine, 'dearest Fubs' Keroualle, the outrageous Nell Gwynn - Charles was influenced by his domineering mother, Henrietta Maria, his 'pushy' nurse, Christabella Wyndham, his much love sisters, Mary and 'Minette', and his only great love, Lucy Walter, his long-suffering wife, Catherine of Braganza and a cavalcade of devoted royalist ladies, actresses, whores, and ambitious gold-digger who surrounded him throughout his exile and after his restoration. It is this miscellany of relationships that Derek Wilson explores and helps us to understand in "All the King's Women'.

Bench Press

Author : Keith J. Bybee
ISBN : UOM:39015069144148
Genre : Law
File Size : 65. 44 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 902
Read : 594

Download Now


Prominent figures from the academy, the bench, and the press reflect on the state of the American judiciary in a study that examines the legal principle, political maneuvering, and press coverage that surround judicial selection and judicial decision making today.

Great Events From History

Author : Christina J. Moose
ISBN : WISC:89090423526
Genre : History
File Size : 51. 43 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 679
Read : 1071

Download Now


The Renaissance & Early Modern Era's start date, 1454, was selected because it immediately follows the end of the Hundred Years? War and the Fall of Constantinople. The following century was marked by the height of the Renaissance in Europe, the rise of the Ottomans and the Wars of the Roses in Britain. Also, European colonization expanded into Africa, Asia and the Americas, Japan became unified and the rise of both indigenous and colonial trade empires in Africa became important. The set discusses major changes in world economics and demographics.

Recusant History

Author :
ISBN : OSU:32435072356561
Genre : Catholics
File Size : 44. 1 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 259
Read : 287

Download Now


A journal of research in Post-Reformation Catholic history in the British Isles.

Top Download:

Best Books