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Jasper Ridley - Brief History of the Tudor Age - 9781841194714 - KSS0014132
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Brief History of the Tudor Age

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Description for Brief History of the Tudor Age Paperback. 100 years of splendour and squalor Series: Brief Histories. Num Pages: 368 pages, illustrations. BIC Classification: 1DBKE; 3JB; 3JD; HBJD1; HBLC; HBLH. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational; (U) Tertiary Education (US: College). Dimension: 130 x 197 x 25. Weight in Grams: 318. Fine copy showing minor shelf wear
From the arrival of Henry Tudor and his army, at Milford in 1485, to the death of the great Queen Elizabeth I in 1603, this was an astonishingly eventful and contradictory age. All the strands of Tudor life are gathered in a rich tapestry - London and the country, costumes, furniture and food, travel, medicine, sports and pastimes, grand tournaments and the great flowering of English drama, juxtaposed with the stultifying narrowness of peasant life, terrible roads, a vast underclass, the harsh treatment of heretics and traitors, and the misery of the Plague.

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About Jasper Ridley
Jasper Ridley was a former barrister turned author and became one of England's leading biographers. His later works included lives of Henry VIII and Elizabeth I. His book on Lord Palmerston won the James Tait Black prize. His last work, The Freemasons, was highly acclaimed.

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"- 'Mr Ridley has written a meticulous, sane and lucid book.' (The Freemasons) The Economist Review Feb 2000 - 'Masterly, rich, comprehensive, and consistently fair, intelligent and readable.' (Lord Palmerston)- Michael Foot, Evening Standard, London - '...scholarly, lucid and judicious..."Definitive" is a foolish word to apply to history but it will be a long time before we read a biography ... Read more

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