Download or read book in PDF Uncrowned Queen written by Nicola Tallis and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2020-07-28 with total page 416 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An "impeccably researched and beautifully written" biography of Lady Margaret Beaufort, matriarch of the Tudor dynasty (Tracy Borman, author of The Private Lives of the Tudors and Elizabeth's Women). In 1485, Henry VII became the first Tudor king of England. His victory owed much to his mother, Lady Margaret Beaufort. Over decades and across countries, Margaret had schemed to install her son on the throne and end the War of the Roses. Margaret's extraordinarily close relationship with Henry, coupled with her role in political and ceremonial affairs, ensured that she was treated -- and behaved -- as a queen in all but name. Against a lavish backdrop of pageantry and ambition, court intrigue and war, historian Nicola Tallis illuminates how a dynamic, brilliant woman orchestrated the rise of the Tudors.
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Download or read book in PDF Text/events in Early Modern England written by Sandra Logan and published by Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.. This book was released on 2007 with total page 360 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Engaging with the mutually constitutive conjunctions of experience and inscription in Elizabethan England-what Sandra Logan calls the 'text/event'-this study considers multiple accounts of four historical events: Elizabeth's 1558 coronation entry; the 1575 Kenilworth entertainments; the reign of Richard II; and the 1601 Essex trial. The book traces an emergent trend in representational practice, whereby popular accounts produce a sense of immediate experience that is richer and more intimate than the event itself.
Download or read book in PDF Crown & Sceptre written by Tracy Borman and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2021-11-18 with total page 576 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A stunning tour de force and a remarkable achievement.- Alison Weir This is Our Island Story for the modern age. - Charles Spencer 'Not just a brilliant compendium of biographies, but the biography of an institution: a marvellous read' - Tom Holland 'This royal throne of kings, this sceptred isle' (William Shakespeare, Richard II) The British monarchy is the one of the most iconic and enduring institutions in the world. It has weathered the storms of rebellion, revolution and war that brought many of Europe's royal families to an abrupt and bloody end. Its unique survival owes much to the fact that, for all its ancient traditions and protocol, the royal family has proved remarkably responsive to change, evolving to reflect the times. But for much of its history, it also spearheaded seismic change, shaping our religious, political and cultural identity and establishing the British monarchy as the envy of the world. There has never been a more apposite moment to consider the history of this extraordinary survivor. Within the next decade, there is likely to be a change of monarch, sparking renewed global interest on a scale not seen since Elizabeth II's coronation in 1953. Even the media and popular frenzy evoked by recent royal events such as royal weddings and births will not compare to that generated by the accession of a new king. In the lead up to this pivotal moment in Britain's history, Crown & Sceptre explores the history and evolution of the monarchy from 1066 to the present day, feeding the renewed interest not just in the modern royals but in the predecessors who helped shape the institution into what it is today. "Crown and Sceptre shows an astonishing command of a thousand years of the British monarchy, its traditions, roles and realities beyond the pageantry and romance. Beautifully crafted, insightful, and a genuine pleasure to read, it underscores the royal heritage at the heart of a nation." - Lauren Mackay "Crown and Sceptre" combines an eminently accessible narrative with a lucid scholarly lens. Tracy Borman skilfully unravels the trials and triumphs of this ever-shifting institution. By charting both the majesty and mechanics of monarchy, we get a vivid understanding of why its glittering gears shifted over time, and by whom the levers of change were pulled. A triumph.' - Owen Emmerson, Curator at Hever Castle 'Tracy Borman's passion for the British monarch and the crown is infectious and compelling!' - Estelle Paranque 'Borman embraces a huge task' - Gerard DeGroot, The Times Enlightening, gripping and skilfully composed, Tracy Borman navigates the twists and turns of the British monarchy with an expert hand. A pacy narrative that's simply bursting with colour and intrigue, Crown and Sceptre is both powerful and compulsively readable. A masterpiece. - Nicola Tallis
Download or read book in PDF The Tudors written by Timothy Venning and published by Pen and Sword. This book was released on 2014-05-30 with total page 234 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Continuing his exploration of the pathways of British history, Timothy Venning examines the turning points of the Tudor period, though he also strays over into the early Stuart period. As always, he discusses the crucial junctions at which History could easily have taken a different turn and analyses the possible and likely results. While necessarily speculative to a degree, the scenarios are all highly plausible and rooted in a firm understanding of actually events and their context. In so doing, Timothy Venning gives the reader a clearer understanding of the factors at play and why things happened the way they did, as well as a tantalizing view of what might so easily have been different. Key scenarios discussed in this volume include: Did the pretenders Lambert Simnel and Perkin Warbeck ever have a realistic chance of a successful invsasion/coup? If Henry Fitzroy, Henry VIII's illegitimate son, had not died young, might he have been a suitable King or at least Regent on the King's death? What if Edward VI had not died at 15 but reigned into the 1560s and 70s? How might the Spanish Armada have succeeded in landing an army in England, and with what likely outcome?
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Summary Book Review The Elizabethan Conquest of Ireland :
Download or read book in PDF The Elizabethan Conquest of Ireland written by James Charles Roy and published by Pen and Sword Military. This book was released on 2021-06-09 with total page 668 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This is the story of the 'failed' British Empire in Ireland and the sad end of the Tudor reign. The relationship between England and Ireland has been marked by turmoil ever since the 5th century, when Irish raiders kidnapped St. Patrick. Perhaps the most consequential chapter in this saga was the subjugation of the island during the 16th century, and particularly efforts associated with the long reign of Queen Elizabeth I, the reverberations of which remain unsettled even today. This is the story of that ‘First British Empire’. The saga of the Elizabethan conquest has rarely received the attention it deserves, long overshadowed by more ‘glamorous’ events that challenged the queen, most especially those involving Catholic Spain and France, superpowers with vastly more resources than Protestant England. Ireland was viewed as a peripheral theater, a haven for Catholic heretics and a potential ‘back door’ for foreign invasions. Lord deputies sent by the queen were tormented by such fears, and reacted with an iron hand. Their cadres of subordinates, including poets and writers as gifted as Philip Sidney, Edmund Spenser, and Walter Raleigh, were all corrupted in the process, their humanist values disfigured by the realities of Irish life as they encountered them through the lens of conquest and appropriation. These men considered the future of Ireland to be an extension of the British state, as seen in the ‘salon’ at Bryskett’s Cottage, outside Dublin, where guests met to pore over the ‘Irish Question’. But such deliberations were rewarded by no final triumph, only debilitating warfare that stretched the entire length of Elizabeth’s rule. This is the story of revolt, suppression, atrocities and genocide, and ends with an ailing, dispirited queen facing internal convulsions and an empty treasury. Her death saw the end of the Tudor dynasty, marked not by victory over the great enemy Spain, but by ungovernable Ireland – the first colonial ‘failed state’.
Summary Book Review A.A. Illustrated Guide to Britain :
Download or read book in PDF A.A. Illustrated Guide to Britain written by Automobile Association (Great Britain) and published by . This book was released on 1977 with total page 543 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Summary Book Review The Publishers' Circular and Booksellers' Record of British and Foreign Literature :
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Summary Book Review The National Union Catalog, Pre-1956 Imprints :
Download or read book in PDF The National Union Catalog, Pre-1956 Imprints written by Library of Congress and published by . This book was released on 1973 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read book in PDF The Westmorelands written by Olin V. Mapes and published by . This book was released on 2002 with total page 473 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: James Westmoreland (b.1635) came to America in 1652. He was the son of Thomas Westmorland of Westmorland County, England and a descendent of the Earls of Westmorland who were of the House of Neville. James arrived first in Boston but eventually settled in Virginia. Descendants moved to North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia during the 18th century and to Alabama, Tennessee, Mississippi, Arkansas and Texas during the 19th century. Descendants currently reside throughout the United States. Descendant Olin Emmett Westmoreland (1864-1950), born in South Carolina, was the grandfather of the author. Olin married Palmyra Augusta Jones (1871-1950) in 1899. They were the parents of eleven children.
Summary Book Review The Numismatic Circular and Catalogue of Coins, Tokens, Commemorative & War Medals, Books & Cabinets :
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Summary Book Review A. A. Illustrated Guide to Britain :
Download or read book in PDF A. A. Illustrated Guide to Britain written by Drive Publications Limited and published by . This book was released on 1974 with total page 544 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read book in PDF Europe 2000 written by Fodor's and published by Fodor's. This book was released on 1999 with total page 1200 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A comprehensive travel guide designed for the inexperienced traveler, providing extensive background information on thirty-two European countries, as well as abundant practical tips on planning a trip