The Tudors: The Complete Story of England's Most Notorious Dynasty (Paperback)

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    G. J. Meyer is a former Woodrow Wilson Fellow with an M.A. in English literature from the University of Minnesota, a onetime journalist, and holder of Harvard University’s Neiman Fellowship in Journalism. He has taught at colleges and universities in Des Moines, St. Louis, and New York. His books include A World Undone: The Story of the Great War, Executive Blues, andThe Memphis Murders, winner of an Edgar Award for nonfiction from the Mystery Writers of America. He lives in Goring-on-Thames, England.


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    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

    Acclaimed historian G. J. Meyer provides a fresh look at the fabled Tudor dynasty—and some of the most enigmatic figures ever to rule a country. In 1485, Henry Tudor, whose claim to the English throne was so weak as to be almost laughable, nevertheless sailed from France with a ragtag army to take the crown from the family that had ruled England for almost four centuries. Fifty years later, his son, Henry VIII, aimed to seize even greater powers—ultimately leaving behind a brutal legacy that would blight the lives of his children and the destiny of his country. Edward VI, a fervent believer in reforming the English church, died before realizing his dream. Mary I, the disgraced daughter of Catherine of Aragon, tried and failed to reestablish the Catholic Church and produce an heir, while Elizabeth I sacrificed all chance of personal happiness in order to survive.

    The Tudors presents the sinners and saints, the tragedies and triumphs, the high dreams and dark crimes, of this enthralling era.

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    ISBN 9780385340779
    Genre HISTORY / Europe / Great Britain
    Format Paperback
    Pages 623
    Publisher Date 2011-03-01 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Bantam Dell Pub Group
    Copyright Year 2011
    Height 8.0 in
    Wdth 5.5 in
    Thickness 1.25 in
    Unit weight 1.15 lb
    Language English
    Subtitle The Complete Story of England's Most Notorious Dynasty
    Edition Detail Reprint
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Meyer, G. J.
    Country of Origin United States

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