House of Treason: The Rise and Fall of the Tudor Dynasty

House of Treason: The Rise and Fall of the Tudor Dynasty

by Robert Hutchinson
     
 

King-makers - Conspirators - Criminals - Nobles - Seducers

The Howard family - the Dukes of Norfolk - were the wealthiest and most powerful aristocrats in Tudor England, regarding themselves as the true power behind the throne. They were certainly extraordinarily influential, with two Howard women marrying Henry VIII - Anne Boleyn and the fifteen-year-old

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King-makers - Conspirators - Criminals - Nobles - Seducers

The Howard family - the Dukes of Norfolk - were the wealthiest and most powerful aristocrats in Tudor England, regarding themselves as the true power behind the throne. They were certainly extraordinarily influential, with two Howard women marrying Henry VIII - Anne Boleyn and the fifteen-year-old Catherine Howard. But in the treacherous world of the Tudor court no faction could afford to rest on its laurels. The Howards consolidated their power with an awesome web of schemes and conspiracies but even they could not always hold their enemies at bay.

This was a family whose history is marked by treason, beheadings and incarceration - a dynasty whose pride and ambition secured only their downfall.

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'A gruesome story, of pride, greed and flaunting arrogance, blood and cruelty, cunning and stupidity... [Robert Hutchinson] has created a delightful and instructive book'—LITERARY REVIEW

'The scholarship of this book is meticulous, Hutchinson provides an across-the-spectrum grand slam portrait of the second Tudor monarch. No one writing about Henry VIII in the future will be able to ignore this magnificent book'—DAILY EXPRESS

'Hutchinson's narrative, level-headed and carefully researched, is the more enjoyable for being so consistently unedifying'—SPECTATOR

'Entertains us with fascinating close-ups of outlandish Tudor behaviour'—DAILY MAIL

'A riveting story, splendidly told'—TELEGRAPH

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780753826904
Publisher:
Orion Publishing Group, Limited
Publication date:
07/09/2010
Pages:
360
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.70(h) x 1.20(d)

Meet the Author

Robert Hutchinson is a fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London and the author of THE LAST DAYS OF HENRY VIII, ELIZABETH'S SPYMASTER, THOMAS CROMWELL, HOUSE OF TREASON, YOUNG HENRY and THE SPANISH ARMADA. He was Defence Correspondent for the Press Association before moving to Jane's Information Group to launch JANE'S DEFENCE WEEKLY. He has a doctorate from the University of Sussex, and was appointed OBE in the 2008 Honours List.

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