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The Courier's Tale
     

The Courier's Tale

by Peter Walker
 

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As the King's young cousin, an admired scholar living in Italy, it
falls to Reginald Pole to make the case for Henry's divorce from
Katherine of Aragon. And it falls to the hapless Michael Throckmorton -
the younger son of an impecunious titled family - to become Thomas
Cromwell's messenger to Pole in Rome.


This dubious privilege

Overview

As the King's young cousin, an admired scholar living in Italy, it
falls to Reginald Pole to make the case for Henry's divorce from
Katherine of Aragon. And it falls to the hapless Michael Throckmorton -
the younger son of an impecunious titled family - to become Thomas
Cromwell's messenger to Pole in Rome.


This dubious privilege makes of Throckmorton's life a tragicomedy of
endless journeys back and forth between England and Italy, but it also
makes him a canny observer of the great dramas of his time. And like his
King, he too nurses a thwarted desire.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781408824504
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
08/01/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
1,243,651
File size:
768 KB

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Meet the Author

Peter Walker is a New Zealander who has lived in London since 1986. He worked for seven years on the Independent and three on the Independent on Sunday where he was Foreign Editor. He has also written for the Financial Times and Granta.
Peter Walker is a New Zealander who has lived in London since 1986. He worked for seven years on the Independent and three on the Independent on Sunday where he was Foreign Editor. He has also written for the Financial Times and Granta. His first book, The Fox Boy, was published by Bloomsbury in 2001 and was widely praised.

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