WorldCat Identities

Wilson, Derek 1935-

Overview
Works: 121 works in 442 publications in 2 languages and 20,869 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Fiction  Church history  Detective and mystery stories 
Roles: Author
Classifications: BR325, B
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Most widely held works by Derek Wilson
Out of the storm : the life and legacy of Martin Luther by Derek Wilson ( Book )
9 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 1,248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Chronicles and examines the life of Martin Luther, exploring his achievements and faults and discussing his impact on not only Christianity but Western culture
Charlemagne by Derek Wilson ( Book )
11 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 1,112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Details the life, character, and military and political accomplishments of late eighth and early ninth-century Roman Emperor Charlemagne describing how he united the European nations bringing them out of the Dark Ages
The world encompassed : Francis Drake and his great voyage by Derek Wilson ( Book )
4 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 1,007 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A Tudor tapestry; men, women and society in Reformation England by Derek Wilson ( Book )
18 editions published between 1972 and 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 991 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A study of the English Reformation which draws attention to the plight of the landed middle class whose fortunes were linked to the social and religious upheavals of the period
The Tower : the tumultuous history of the Tower of London from 1078 by Derek Wilson ( Book )
5 editions published between 1978 and 1979 in English and held by 845 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Unquiet spirit by Derek Wilson ( Book )
8 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 815 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In the aftermath of a young man's suicide, St. Thomas's College is bitterly divided by a professor's untimely death, beliefs about a haunted staircase, and rumors that the suicide victim may have been murdered"--NoveList
Peter the Great by Derek Wilson ( Book )
8 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 739 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Peter the Great was a giant in every way: in physical stature, willpower, enthusiasm, energy, libertinism, and refusal to accept old conventions, he stood head and shoulders above his contemporaries. He grew up in an atmosphere of fear, suspicion, and violent court rivalries. As a product of the system, Peter was, of necessity, ruthless and tyrannical, but what earned him his place in history was tearing his country from its traditional, oriental customs and beliefs and integrating it into the life of Europe. He removed the privileges of the medieval aristocracy, brought the church under state control, and ordered his courtiers and officials to adopt Western dress. He used the latest scientific and technological advances to build a modern army and navy, which he used to destroy the Swedish Empire and make Russia (with its brand-new capital, St. Petersburg) master of the Baltic. By the end of his remarkable reign, Russia was profoundly changed--and so was Europe.--From publisher description
Reformations : a radical interpretation of Christianity and the world, 1500-2000 by Felipe Fernández-Armesto ( Book )
9 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 708 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The authors lay out their argument with grace, virtuosity, and penetrating intelligence, without once losing sight of the human scale, the individual and social experience of being a Christian in modern history. Their insights are as a salve to the wounds of five hundred years of sectarian bitterness and bloodshed
In the lion's court : power, ambition, and sudden death in the reign of Henry VIII by Derek Wilson ( Book )
8 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and held by 685 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Wilson illustrates the deadly politics of the Tudor king's court useing the careers of six men named Thomas : Wolsey, More, Cromwell, Howard, Wriothesley, and Cranmer
Hans Holbein : portrait of an unknown man by Derek Wilson ( Book )
17 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in English and held by 679 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Om den tyske maler Hans Holbein d.y. (1497-1543)
The king and the gentleman : Charles Stuart and Oliver Cromwell, 1599-1649 by Derek Wilson ( Book )
6 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 654 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The chronicle of the first half of the seventeenth century is, in a very real sense, an account of the conflict between Charles Stuart and Oliver Cromwell and the beliefs that impelled them. King and subject were almost exact contemporaries (nineteen months separated their birth dates). Both were possessed of a deep sense of divine mission. Both were profoundly religious. Both were immovably stubborn. Their ideals set them upon a collision course which culminated in one of the most dramatic events in our history: the execution of a reigning sovereign on Tuesday 30 January, 1649." "The King and the Gentleman intriguingly parallels the lives of the foreign-born aesthete-prince and the down-to-earth representative of a struggling squirearchy. Its publication marks a double commemoration - the quatercentenary of Cromwell's birth and the three-hundred-and-fiftieth anniversary of Charles' death."--Jacket
The Astors, 1763-1992 : landscape with millionaires by Derek Wilson ( Book )
4 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 624 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story of a glamorous family involved in business, real estate, high society, politics, and journalism, and also the story of two societies and the elites of the world's leading nations over the course of two centuries
The circumnavigators by Derek Wilson ( Book )
8 editions published between 1988 and 2003 in English and held by 554 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Covers Ferdinand Magellan, Sir Francis Drake, Thomas Cavendish, John Byron, Louis Antoine de Bougainville, James Cook, Thomas and Alice Brassey, and Frances Chichester, among others
The nature of rare things by Derek Wilson ( Book )
12 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 546 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When a dead man contacts him through a medium for help in catching his killer, Cambridge lecturer Nathaniel Gray is willing to play along for a while, but when his own wife disappears, the silliness of the paranormal suddenly becomes very real for the investigator
England in the age of Thomas More by Derek Wilson ( Book )
11 editions published in 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The uncrowned kings of England : the black history of the Dudleys and the Tudor throne by Derek Wilson ( Book )
9 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and Russian and held by 464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The most famous of them all, Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, came the closest to marrying Elizabeth I, was her foremost favorite for 30 years and governed the Netherlands in her name, while his successor, Sir Robert Dudley, scholar, adventurer and courtier, was one of the Queen's most audacious seadogs in the closing years of her reign, but fell foul of James I. Thus the fortunes of this astonishing family rose and fell with those of the royal line they served faithfully through a tumultuous century."--BOOK JACKET
Rothschild : the wealth and power of a dynasty by Derek Wilson ( Book )
5 editions published between 1983 and 1988 in English and held by 447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Historien om slægten Rothschild siden 1500-tallet, om den diplomatiske rolle familien har spillet i udenrigspolitikken, dens indflydelse på verdens pengemarkeder, samt om de personligheder familien har fostret
Africa, a modern history, 1800-1975 by J. O Sagay ( Book )
8 editions published between 1978 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sweet Robin : a biography of Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, 1533-1588 by Derek Wilson ( Book )
7 editions published between 1981 and 1997 in English and held by 404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
White gold : the story of African ivory by Derek Wilson ( Book )
3 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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English (165)
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