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In the lion's court : power, ambition, and sudden death in the reign of Henry VIII

Author: Derek Wilson
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st U.S. edView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Henry, King of England; Thomas Wriothesley Southampton, Earl of; Thomas Cromwell, Earl of Essex; Thomas Howard Norfolk, Duke of; Thomas More, Saint; Thomas Cranmer; Thomas Wolsey; Thomas Cranmer; Thomas Cromwell, Earl of Essex; Henry, King of England; Thomas More, Saint; Thomas Howard Norfolk, Duke of; Thomas Wriothesley Southampton, Earl of; Thomas Wolsey
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Derek Wilson
ISBN: 0312286961 9780312286965
OCLC Number: 49407494
Notes: Originally published: London : Hutchinson, 2001.
Description: 580 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: pt. 1. 1499 : A question of identity --
Walking the tightrope --
The life of the university and the university of life --
pt. 2. 1509 : A lawyer's life --
A fair beginning --
Council and councillor --
Obscure origins --
pt. 3. 1519 : Warrior king --
Friends, lovers and creatures --
Eminence --
Wisdom and folly --
Prince, priests and philosophers --
In the thickets of obscurity --
pt. 4. 1529 : Wolsey: the peacock years --
Out in the cold --
A man of property --
Storms and storm damage --
The fatal failure --
Hopes and fears --
The rise of the new men --
pt. 5. 1539 : New brooms --
Out of control --
End of an era --
Under new management --
The end of the affair --
The unholy maid --
Morus contra mundum --
Annus horribilis --
New men, new ideas, old anxieties --
pt. 6. 1549 : The scaffold at the centre of the labyrinth --
Faith and faction --
A lion in the Daniels' den --
Long live the king --
Epilogue: 1559 --
34 requiescant.
Responsibility: Derek Wilson.
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