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In The Lion S Court

Author : Derek Wilson
ISBN : 9780753551301
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Derek Wilson examines a set of relationships which illustrate just how dangerous life was in the court of the Tudor lion. He tells the interlocking stories of six men - all, curiously, called Thomas - whose ambitions and principles brought them face to face with violent death. 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 which, 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.


Author : Suzannah Lipscomb
ISBN : 9780745953328
Genre : History
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'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
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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

Erasmus Von Rotterdam

Author : Wilhelm Ribhegge
ISBN : STANFORD:36105132635751
Genre : Authors, Latin (Medieval and modern)
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Enthält: "Die Basler Jahre. Die Korrespondenz des Erasmus 1525-1529" (S. 138-160).

Books In Print

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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.

Great Events From History

Author : Christina J. Moose
ISBN : WISC:89090423518
Genre : History
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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.

Bench Press

Author : Keith J. Bybee
ISBN : UOM:39015069144148
Genre : Law
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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.

Recusant History

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

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Author : H.W. Wilson Company
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