In The Lion's Court: Power, Ambition and Sudden Death in the Reign of Henry VIII

In The Lion's Court: Power, Ambition and Sudden Death in the Reign of Henry VIII

by Derek Wilson
     
 
An illuminating examination of the careers of the six Thomases of Henry VIII.

Most history lovers are familiar with the story of the six wives of Henry VIII. Now Derek Wilson examines a set of relationships which more vividly illustrate just how dangerous life was in the court of the Tudor lion. He tells the interlocking stories of six men – all curiously

Overview

An illuminating examination of the careers of the six Thomases of Henry VIII.

Most history lovers are familiar with the story of the six wives of Henry VIII. Now Derek Wilson examines a set of relationships which more vividly illustrate just how dangerous life was in the court of the Tudor lion. He tells the interlocking stories of six men – all curiously, called Thomas: Wolsey, Howard, More, Cromwell, Wriothesley and Cranmer. The ambitions and principles of these men brought them face to face with violent death. Derek Wilson offers a fresh approach to the political narrative of a tumultuous reign.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780712665292
Publisher:
Random House of Canada, Limited
Publication date:
03/26/2002
Pages:
448

Meet the Author

Derek Wilson is a leading biographer and the author of several critically acclaimed and bestselling books including Hans Holbein; and more recently, The King and the Gentleman, about Charles Stuart and Oliver Cromwell.

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