Tudor Victims of the Reformation

Tudor Victims of the Reformation This book 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 a

  • Title: Tudor Victims of the Reformation
  • Author: Lynda Telford
  • ISBN: 9781473834033
  • Page: 272
  • Format: Hardcover
  • This book 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 most famous and influential of the victims were the two people closest to Henry VIII His mentor, Cardinal Thomas Wolsey, a great churchman and a dThis book 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 most famous and influential of the victims were the two people closest to Henry VIII His mentor, Cardinal Thomas Wolsey, a great churchman and a diplomat of consummate skill The other was to be the King s second wife, Anne Boleyn These two adversaries, equally determined to succeed, had risen above the usual expectations of their time Wolsey, of humble birth, became a price 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 They were brought down by the factions surrounding them and the selfish indifference of the man they thought they could trust Though they succumbed to the forces aligned against them, their courage and achievements are remembered, and their places in history assured.

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    1. *Thanks to Pen & Sword for the review copy*3.5 starsThis book focuses on two of Henry VIII's many "victims": Cardinal Wolsey and Anne Boleyn. The writing wasn't flowing or engaging at points, but all of the details are there. I would recommend this book to readers who already have a basic knowledge of the Tudor court, otherwise the many characters and events might be overwhelming.

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