Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. 448 p. Contains: Illustrations.
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Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine. Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. 448 p. Contains: Illustrations.
Rowland The Family of Sir Thomas More Jacket Illustration. HARDBACK COPY. Cover is clean and bright-artwork intact. Minimal edge wear. Pages are clean and tight. Satisfaction guaranteed/Fast shipping. Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 6.2 x 1.9 inches Shipping Weight: 2.2 pounds Hardcover: 580 pages Biographer and novelist Wilson (The Tower of London) focuses his study on six Tudor men whose fates in the court of Henry VIII vividly echo those of the Tudor lion's six wives: "Divorced, beheaded, died, / Divorced, beheaded, survived." Wilson proposes that the fates of Henry VIII's "six Thomases" Wolsey, More, Cromwell, Howard, Wriothesley, and Cranmer can be remembered by a similar rubric: "Died, beheaded, beheaded, / Self-slaughtered, burned, survived." The promise of the subtitle is amply fulfilled in Wilson's six-part study, chronologically arranged and framed by a useful introduction and a valedictory epilog. The study contains a brilliant series of parallel portraits a fresh look at each Thomas's family and social origins, his education, his entry into "the lion's den" of the royal Council chamber, and his exit therefrom. The value of these portraits to today's reader is that, as Wilson promises, we can begin to understand what it was like to live through that time of great upheaval "when we draw alongside the people who did just that." Recommended for all libraries. Robert C. Jones, formerly with Central Missouri State Univ., Warrensburg
Rowland Lockey Cover Art. Near Fine in Near Fine / Price Clipped jacket. Book -----------hardcover, a Near Fine copy in a Near Fine dustjacket, lower corners are ever so slightly bumped, 580 pages, b&w illustrations, ---"The story of Henry VIII and his six wives is a well-known example of the caprice and violence that dominated that King's reign. Now renowned historian Derek Wilson examines a set of relationships that 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 enough named Thomas-whose ambitions and principles brought them face to face with violent death, as recorded in a simple mnemonic: 'Died, beheaded, beheaded, Self-slaughtered, burned, survived. ' In the Lion's Court is an illuminating examination of the careers of the six Thomases---Thomas Wolsey, Thomas More, Thomas Cromwell, Thomas Howard, Duke of Norfolk, Thomas Cranmer, Archbishop of Canterbury and Thomas Wriothesley, Earl of Southampton---whose lives are described in parallel. Wilson traces their family and social origins, their pathways to the royal Council chamber, their occupancy of the Siege Perilous, and the tragedies that, one by one, overwhelmed them. By showing how events shaped and were shaped by relationships and personal destinies, Derek Wilson offers a fresh approach to the political narrative of a tumultuous reign."---, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo,
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