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Four Princes

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Description for Four Princes Paperback. The colourful story of the four very different men who created our modern world: Henry VIII, Francis I of France, Charles V of Spain and Suleiman the Magnificent: popular history at its best from John Julius Norwich Num Pages: 304 pages. BIC Classification: 1D; 3JB; BGH; HBJD; HBLH. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 198 x 129. .
'Never before had the world seen four such giants co-existing. Sometimes friends, more often enemies, always rivals, these four men together held Europe in the hollow of their hands.' Four great princes - Henry VIII of England, Francis I of France, Charles V of Spain and Suleiman the Magnificent - were born within a single decade. Each looms large in his country's history and, in this book, John Julius Norwich broadens the scope and shows how, against the rich background of the Renaissance and destruction of the Reformation, their wary obsession with one another laid the ... Read more

Product Details

Publisher
John Murray
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2017
Condition
New
Number of Pages
304
Place of Publication
London, United Kingdom
ISBN
9781473632981
SKU
V9781473632981
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About Julius Norwich, John
After National Service, John Julius Norwich (1929-2018) took a degree in French and Russian at New College, Oxford. In 1952 he joined the Foreign Service serving at the embassies in Belgrade and Beirut and with the British Delegation to the Disarmament Conference at Geneva. His publications include The Normans in Sicily; Mount Athos (with Reresby Sitwell); Sahara; The Architecture of ... Read more

Reviews for Four Princes
Norwich made a brilliant decision to study them as an interacting quartet, rather than individually, for only in this way can one begin to understand how great events and great personalities were hopelessly entangled . . . charming
Sunday Telegraph
What makes this such a compelling read is that the author seasons his erudition with a sharp eye ... Read more

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