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Wilson, Derek 1935-

Overview
Works: 128 works in 640 publications in 3 languages and 20,984 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Fiction  Church history  Detective and mystery fiction  Paranormal fiction  Biographies 
Roles: Author
Classifications: BR325, B
Publication Timeline
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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 )

12 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 1,218 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 )

13 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 1,104 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
A Tudor tapestry : men, women, and society in Reformation England by Derek Wilson( Book )

22 editions published between 1972 and 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 975 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
In the lion's court : power, ambition, and sudden death in the reign of Henry VIII by Derek Wilson( Book )

18 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and held by 958 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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."--Jacket
The world encompassed : Francis Drake and his great voyage by Derek Wilson( Book )

4 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 957 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Tower : the tumultuous history of the Tower of London from 1078 by Derek Wilson( Book )

4 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 810 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reformations : a radical interpretation of Christianity and the world, 1500-2000 by Felipe Fernández-Armesto( Book )

21 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and Portuguese and held by 750 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
Peter the Great by Derek Wilson( Book )

16 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 727 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
Unquiet spirit by Derek Wilson( Book )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 699 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
Hans Holbein : portrait of an unknown man by Derek Wilson( Book )

23 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in English and held by 658 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moving from the Low Countries, to Switzerland, to England, this biography sets Holbein firmly in the context of his turbulent age. It also provides a picture of renaissance espionage, revealing Holbein's involvement with the secret service
The king and the gentleman : Charles Stuart and Oliver Cromwell, 1599-1649 by Derek Wilson( Book )

10 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and held by 633 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 )

7 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 600 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 )

14 editions published between 1988 and 2003 in English and held by 528 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
England in the age of Thomas More by Derek Wilson( Book )

12 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 523 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

England during the lifetime of Thomas More (1478-1535) was a turbulent land in the grip of the most far-reaching revolution in the nation's history. The dissolution of the monasteries, the circulation of the first printed books, the impact of new religious ideas, the collapsing power of the baronage, the cultural challenge of the Renaissance, the rapid growth of a new landed middle class -- all this turned society upside down, and matters were made worse by dramatic price inflation. Thomas More -- scholar, lawyer, churchman and ultimately martyr -- touched Tudor life at more points than most of his contemporaries, and his unique perceptiveness, shown most clearly in "Utopia", make him an excellent 'window' on to the age. [Book jacket]
The nature of rare things by Derek Wilson( Book )

13 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 473 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
The uncrowned kings of England : the black history of the Dudleys and the Tudor throne by Derek Wilson( Book )

13 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and Russian and held by 462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the political ferment of the Tudor century one family above all others was always at the troubled center of court and council. During those years the Dudleys were never far from controversy. Three of them were executed for treason. They were universally condemned as scheming, ruthless, over-ambitious charmers, and one was defamed as a wife murderer. Yet Edmund Dudley was instrumental in establishing the financial basis of the Tudor dynasty, and John Dudley, Duke of Northumberland, led victorious armies, laid the foundations of the Royal Navy, ruled as uncrowned king and almost succeeded in placing Lady Jane Grey on the throne."
Africa, a modern history, 1800-1975 by J. O Sagay( Book )

14 editions published between 1978 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rothschild : the wealth and power of a dynasty by Derek Wilson( Book )

6 editions published between 1983 and 1988 in English and held by 436 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
Sweet Robin : a biography of Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, 1533-1588 by Derek Wilson( Book )

11 editions published between 1981 and 1997 in English and held by 397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The people's Bible : the remarkable history of the King James version by Derek Wilson( Book )

5 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book traces the history of the Authorized Version from its earliest predecessors through its remarkable influence on the church, literature, and wider society. --from publisher description
 
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Out of the storm : the life and legacy of Martin Luther
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CharlemagneIn the lion's court : power, ambition, and sudden death in the reign of Henry VIIIReformations : a radical interpretation of Christianity and the world, 1500-2000Peter the GreatUnquiet spiritHans Holbein : portrait of an unknown manThe king and the gentleman : Charles Stuart and Oliver Cromwell, 1599-1649The circumnavigators