TUDOR VICTIMS OF THE REFORMATION


TUDOR VICTIMS OF THE REFORMATION

LYNDA TELFORD    Book Number: 87840    Product format: Hardback

The Reformation was one of the most turbulent times in British history. Noted for her passion to champion the underdog, historian Lynda Telford presents famous characters such as Henry VIII, Cardinal Wolsey and Anne Boleyn and asks if the latter were innocent victims of the events happening around them. She describes a selection of people caught up in the turmoil that presaged the Reformation, a period of change instigated by a king whose desire for a legitimate son was to brutally sweep aside an entire way of life. The two most famous and influential victims were those closest to Henry VIII - his mentor Cardinal Thomas Wolsey, a great church man and a diplomat of consummate skills. The other was his second wife. These two adversaries, equally determined to succeed, had risen above the usual expectations of their time. Wolsey, of humble birth, became a 'prince' of the church, enjoying his position to the full, before coming into conflict with a woman who had no intention of being another passing fancy for the king. She would become the mother of one of the greatest and most famous of England's monarchs, Elizabeth I. The two were brought down by the factions surrounding them, and the selfish indifference of the man they thought they could trust. Here their courage and achievements are remembered and their places in history assured. 298pp, pencil drawings.
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