History of England

From the Fall of Wolsey to the Death of Elizabeth

Author: James Anthony Froude

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History of England

From the Fall of Wolsey to the Death of Elizabeth

Author: James Anthony Froude

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The Lady in the Tower

The Fall of Anne Boleyn

Author: Alison Weir

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 0345519787

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 464

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BONUS: This edition contains a The Lady in the Tower discussion guide and an excerpt from Alison Weir's Mary Boleyn. Nearly five hundred years after her violent death, Anne Boleyn, second wife to Henry VIII, remains one of the world's most fascinating, controversial, and tragic heroines. Now acclaimed historian and bestselling author Alison Weir has drawn on myriad sources from the Tudor era to give us the first book that examines, in unprecedented depth, the gripping, dark, and chilling story of Anne Boleyn's final days. The tempestuous love affair between Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn scandalized Christendom and altered forever the religious landscape of England. Anne's ascent from private gentlewoman to queen was astonishing, but equally compelling was her shockingly swift downfall. Charged with high treason and imprisoned in the Tower of London in May 1536, Anne met her terrible end all the while protesting her innocence. There remains, however, much mystery surrounding the queen's arrest and the events leading up to it: Were charges against her fabricated because she stood in the way of Henry VIII making a third marriage and siring an heir, or was she the victim of a more complex plot fueled by court politics and deadly rivalry? The Lady in the Tower examines in engrossing detail the motives and intrigues of those who helped to seal the queen's fate. Weir unravels the tragic tale of Anne's fall, from her miscarriage of the son who would have saved her to the horrors of her incarceration and that final, dramatic scene on the scaffold. What emerges is an extraordinary portrayal of a woman of great courage whose enemies were bent on utterly destroying her, and who was tested to the extreme by the terrible plight in which she found herself. Richly researched and utterly captivating, The Lady in the Tower presents the full array of evidence of Anne Boleyn's guilt—or innocence. Only in Alison Weir's capable hands can readers learn the truth about the fate of one of the most influential and important women in English history.
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History of England from the Fall of Wolsey to the Death of Elizabeth -

Author: James Anthony Froude

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1446017834

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Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
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History of England from the Fall of Wolsey to the Defeat of the Spanish Armada - Reign of Elizabeth -

Author: James Anthony Froude

Publisher: Lucas Press

ISBN: 1446037835

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Page: 688

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Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
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History of England, Vol. 3

From the Fall of Wolsey to the Death of Elizabeth (Classic Reprint)

Author: James Anthony Froude

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781330483688

Category: History

Page: 616

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Excerpt from History of England, Vol. 3: From the Fall of Wolsey to the Death of Elizabeth Enormous crimes are not subjects on which it is desirable to stimulate curiosity, and had the assassination of Darnley been no more than a vulgar act of wickedness, had the mysteries connected with it and the results arising from it extended only to the persons, the motives, and the escape or punishment of the perpetrators or their accessories, it might have remained a problem for curious speculation, but it would neither have deserved nor demanded the tedious attention of the historian. Those events only are of permanent importance which have either affected the fortunes of nations or have illustrated in some signal manner the character of the epochs at which they have occurred. If the tragedy at Kirk o'Field had possessed no claim for notice on the first of these grounds, deeds of violence were too common in the great families of Scotland in the sixteenth century to have justified a minute consideration of a single special act of villany. But the death of the husband of the Queen of Scots belongs to that rare class of incidents which, like the murder of Caesar, have touched the interests of the entire educated world. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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The Decline and Fall of the British Empire, 1781-1997

Author: Piers Brendon

Publisher: Vintage Books USA

ISBN: 0307388417

Category: History

Page: 786

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Chronicles Britain's rise to imperial might in the wake of the American Revolution, recording life in its diverse colonies and reflecting on the inherent weaknesses of the empire, its inevitable decline, and its legacy for the present.
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The Rise and Fall of Merry England

The Ritual Year, 1400-1700

Author: Ronald Hutton

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780192854476

Category: History

Page: 366

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Highly readable and entertaining, Ronald Hutton's acclaimed work is the first comprehensive account of the religious and secular rituals of late medieval and early modern England.
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The Fall and Rise of the Stately Home

Author: Peter Mandler

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300078695

Category: History

Page: 523

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How much do the English really care about this stately homes? In this path-breaking and wide-ranging account of the changing fortunes and status of the stately homes of England over the past two centuries, Peter Mandler melds social, cultural, artistic and political perspectives and reveals much about the relationship of the nation to its past and its traditional ruling elite. Challenging the prevailing view of a modern English culture besotted with its history and its aristocracy, Mandler portrays instead a continuously changing and modernizing society in which both popular and intellectual attitudes towards the aristocracy - and its stately homes - have veered from selective appreciation to outright hostility, and only recently to thoroughgoing admiration. With great panache, Mandler adds the missing pieces to the story of the country house. Going beyond its architects and its owners, he brings to centre stage a much wider cast of characters - aristocratic entrepreneurs, anti-aristocratic politicians, campaigning conservationists, ordinary sightseers, and votersand a scenario full of incident and of local and national colour. He traces attitudes towards stately homes, beginning in the first half of the nineteenth century when public feeling about the aristocracy was mixed and divided, and criticism of the 'foreign' and 'exclusive' image of the aristocratic country house was widespread. At the same time, interest grew in those older houses that symbolized an olden time of imagined national harmony. The Victorian period saw also the first mass tourist industry, and a strong popular demand emerged for the right to visit all the stately homes. By the 1880s, however, hostility towards the aristocracy made appreciation of any country house politically treacherous, and interest in aristocratic heritage declined steadily for sixty years. Only after 1945, when the aristocracy was no longer seen as a threat, was a gentle revival of the stately homes possible, Mandler contends, and only since the 1970s has that revival become a triumphant appreciation. He enters the current debate with a discussion of how far people today - and tomorrow - are willing to see the aristocracy's heritage as their own.
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The Battle of Hastings

The Fall of Anglo-Saxon England

Author: Harriet Harvey Wood

Publisher: Atlantic Books (UK)

ISBN: 9781843548089

Category: History

Page: 257

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King Harold ought to have won the battle of Hasting without difficulty and have lived to enjoy a peaceful and enlightened reign. That he lost to William of Normandy was largely a matter of sheer bad luck. Harriet Harvey Wood's new history explores the background and lead-up to the invasion, the motives of the leading players, the state of warfare in England and Normandy in 1066, and the events of the battle itself. She shows how King Harold eventually came to be defeated and reveals that, far from bringing culture and enlightenment to England, the Normans' aggressive and illegal invasion in fact destroyed one of Europe's longest-established and most highly developed civilizations.
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