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Winter king : the dawn of Tudor England

Author: Thomas Penn
Publisher: London : Allen Lane, 2011.
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It was 1501. England had been ravaged for decades by conspiracy, violence, murders, coups and counter-coups. Henry VII had clambered to the top of the heap - a fugitive with a flimsy claim to England's crown who through luck, guile and ruthlessness had managed to win the throne and stay on it for sixteen years. Although he built palaces, hosted jousts, gave out lavish presents and sent ambassadors across Europe, for  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biographie
Named Person: Henry, King of England; House of Tudor; Henry, King of England; House of Tudor; Heinrich, England König; König Heinrich (England
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Penn
ISBN: 9781846142024 1846142024
OCLC Number: 751791452
Awards: Winner of Biographers' Club Prize for Best First Biography 2012
Description: xxi, 448 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations, maps, portrait ; 24 cm
Contents: Prologue: Red rose, avenger of the white --
Blood and roses --
Not a drop of doubtful royal blood --
Richmond --
He seeks in all places to destroy me --
Now must you supply the mother's part also --
Change of worlds --
No sure way --
Council learned --
Our second treasure --
Null and void --
This day came De la Pole --
New heaven, new earth --
A state of avarice --
Extraordinary justice --
Courage to be bold --
Savage harshness made complete --
The art of dying --
Rich, ferocious, thirsting for glory.
Responsibility: Thomas Penn.


Tells the story of Henry VII's time as King, and the fraught and unstable birth of Tudor England. Rich with incident and drama, filled with wonderfully drawn characters, this title is about the  Read more...


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A brilliant debut ... this impressive book will certainly become the definitive study of our strangest, most mysterious, king -- Desmond Seward * BBC History Magazine * Stunning ... effortlessly Read more...

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