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Hirst, Michael 1952-

Overview
Works: 201 works in 501 publications in 9 languages and 12,848 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Fiction  Historical fiction  Motion picture plays  Historical drama  Young adult works  Television programs  Historical films  History  Church history 
Roles: Author of screenplay, Creator, Producer, Author, Conceptor, Scenarist, Bibliographic antecedent, Film editor
Classifications: PN1992.77, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Publications about Michael Hirst
Publications by Michael Hirst
Most widely held works by Michael Hirst
Elizabeth by Shekhar Kapur( visu )
90 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in 8 languages and held by 2,341 libraries worldwide
Queen Elizabeth I must learn to weigh her counsel carefully and ignore her private yearnings if she is to keep her crown--and her head. A thriller of intrigue in the court of one of history's greatest monarchs
Elizabeth the golden age by Shekhar Kapur( visu )
26 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 2,106 libraries worldwide
1585: Philip II's Catholic Spain is the most powerful empire in the world. Only England, ruled by Protestant Elizabeth, stands against him. The Queen is threatened by a depleted treasury, constant threats of assassination, and plots by Philip to install her cousin, Queen Mary of Scotland, on her throne. To which end a great armada is poised to invade England--as punishment for the capture of his treasure-ships, and to make Europe safe for Catholicism--even as Elizabeth's attention is diverted to Sir Walter Raleigh, returned from the New World with two gifts: the territory of Virginia and tobacco. Facing her greatest challenge, Elizabeth must rally her country to safeguard her kingdom, destroy her enemies, and secure her position as "Mother to her people."
The Tudors by Michael Hirst( visu )
14 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 1,221 libraries worldwide
After failing to have his marriage to Katherine annulled by making himself the head of the church, Henry secretly marries Anne Boleyn; Anne gives birth to Elizabeth, their first child; and more. Includes exclusive featurettes, bonus episodes, and more
The Tudors by Michael Hirst( visu )
27 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and French and held by 1,215 libraries worldwide
A look at the early life of King Henry VIII, beginning after his assumption of the British throne at the age of 19
The Tudors by Michael Hirst( visu )
12 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,124 libraries worldwide
Henry, now forty-five, marries Jane Seymour. Jane helps to reconcile Mary with her father, but only after Mary signs a paper admitting that she is illegitimate. Jane gives birth to a son, but dies shortly thereafter. Devastated by Jane's death, Henry locks himself away, drawing fantasy palaces, with caustic court jester Will Sommers as his sole companion, and much more
The Tudors ( visu )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 894 libraries worldwide
The Tudors dramatize the tumultuous years of King Henry VIII's nearly 40 year, omnipotent reign (1509-1547). The final season follows the latter years of one of the greatest figures of Engilish history, King Henry the 8th and his marriages to his fifth wife, Catharine Howard, and his sixth wife Catharine Parr
Vikings ( visu )
3 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and Multiple languages and held by 625 libraries worldwide
Journey into a thrilling ancient world in this epic new series about history's bravest and most brutally fearsome warriors; Vikings. Ragnar, a would-be Viking chieftain, longs to fulfill his destiny as an explorer and conqueror, alongside his ambitious brother Rollo and loyal wife Lagertha. But as Ragnar leads daring raids in distant realms across the ocean, treacherous forces in his Norse homeland conspire against him
Camelot ( visu )
3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 482 libraries worldwide
A young, visceral tale of idealism, adventure, and romance, the series re-imagines the story of legendary King Arthur
The ballad of the sad café by Simon Callow( visu )
10 editions published between 1993 and 2007 in English and French and held by 311 libraries worldwide
Story set in a small Southern town about plain Miss Amelia and her relationship with Marvin, her spurned husband, and with Lymon, a hunchbacked dwarf who charms his way into her life
King takes queen by Elizabeth Massie( Book )
6 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 225 libraries worldwide
Dissent rises in the kingdom of King Henry VIII of England. The king's ongoing dispute with the papacy over a desire for annulment is about to incite the Reformation, and his next step is to appoint a new archbishop in order to obtain his long-awaited marriage to Anne Boleyn. All crests that once bore the initials "H & K" are promptly replaced with an intertwining "H & A," the first of many significant changes to come. The birth of the new royal couple's first child, Princess Elizabeth, is followed by the death of Katherine of Aragon. New legislation decrees that any who dare commit an act against the king - or the kingdom's newfound beliefs - will face extreme consequences. With her husband growing increasingly impatient, it becomes apparent that the only crime Anne could commit against her king would be to deny him a male heir. As pressures rise in the kingdom, those who once found themselves in the king's good graces foresee a somber end to their reign. This rich novelization of season two of The Tudors follows the complicated relationship between Henry and Anne through to its historically significant and dramatic conclusion
Elizabeth : the golden age by Tasha Alexander( Book )
6 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 176 libraries worldwide
"The year is 1588. Spain is the strongest country in the world. The Spanish king, Philip II, is a proud Catholic. England, ruled by Queen Elizabeth I, is a Protestant country. When the Catholic queen, Mary, Queen of Scots, is executed by Elizabeth, Spain is ready to attack. As the Spanish Armada sails towards England, Elizabeth prepares to protect her country, her people and her position as queen."--Cover
Uncovered by Jim McBride( visu )
4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 166 libraries worldwide
Julia is an art restorer who is restoring a fifteenth-century painting. Her work on a Flemish painting reveals a hitherto undiscovered Latin phrase which translates as "Who killed the knight?". She goes to the art authorities she knows to find out what it might mean. Oddly, at the same time, a series of murders, including art experts, patrons and restorers has Julia scrambling to find out what is happening. She finds that the mystery of the painting is interwoven with the mystery of the deaths around her
The Tudors : it's good to be king : final shooting scripts 1-5 for the Tudors from Showtime Networks Inc. by Michael Hirst( Book )
5 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 160 libraries worldwide
The Tudors ( visu )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 117 libraries worldwide
The story of King Henry VIII, his six wives, and his break from the Roman Catholic Church to create the Church of England
Elizabeth : a novel by Tom McGregor( Book )
12 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 95 libraries worldwide
A film of the early years of the reign of Elizabeth I of England and her difficult task of learning what is necessary to be a monarch
The Tudors : the king, the queen, and the mistress by Anne Gracie( Book )
3 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and Chinese and held by 91 libraries worldwide
A king torn between two women could lead to a kingdom torn. Troubled by religious unrest in his kingdom and changing alliances with other countries, weighing most on King Henry VIII of England's mind is his impending divorce to Queen Katherine of Aragon. The matter is of extreme urgency, as the king desires an heir and has just met the woman who holds his destiny -- Lady Anne Boleyn, eighteen and in the flower of youthful beauty. But was their meeting by chance, or part of a plan devised by her father for the furthering of his family? As the new romance blooms, it causes heartache for the queen and headaches for the king's personal chaplain, Cardinal Wolsey, who once worked on behalf of the kingdom to organize diplomatic talks, but now toils to obtain the Church's approval for the king's divorce. As loyalties are questioned and the Church's influence is threatened by the emboldened king, the fate of the kingdom lies in the balance. An irresistible story of love, lust, ambition, and political intrigue, this novelization of season one of The Tudors introduces us to a young, virile king of one of the most powerful nations in the world, and the women who will cause him to forever alter the course of history
The Tudors: thy will be done : a novelization of season three of the Tudors by Elizabeth Massie( Book )
3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 82 libraries worldwide
Meeting Venus (1991) continuity script by Michael Hirst( Computer File )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 74 libraries worldwide
The Tudors ( visu )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 57 libraries worldwide
Henry, now forty-five, marries Jane Seymour. Jane helps to reconcile Mary with her father, but only after Mary signs a paper admitting that she is illegitimate. Jane gives birth to a son, but dies shortly thereafter. Devastated by Jane's death, Henry locks himself away, drawing fantasy palaces, with caustic court jester Will Sommers as his sole companion, and much more
The Tudors ( visu )
4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 56 libraries worldwide
King Henry VIII: young, sexy and the most powerful man in the world. The throne and the entire world became his at age 19. This delicious and daring drama reveals the early years of the passionate, vibrant and scandalous man who forever changed the course of history
 
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Languages
English (189)
German (13)
Spanish (11)
French (6)
Multiple languages (6)
Chinese (2)
Italian (2)
Dutch (2)
Danish (1)
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