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1 Wilson, Derek A Tudor Tapestry - Men, Women and Society in Reformation England
London Heinemann 1972 0434872253 / 9780434872251 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 
A Fine unmarked copy with Fine dustjacket which is not price clipped. viii + 287 pages. 29 illustrations. 2 maps. Family trees of the Ayscough, Markham, Babington, Hercy and Lascelles families. In 1520 the English were for the most part Catholic, but less than 50 years later they had become Protestant, and the transformation proved to be one of the greatest upheavals in the history of England. In the book the author argues two theories about the Reformation. First, we can only begin to grasp what it was about by looking at its effect on the lives of individuals, varying in age, social status and religious belief, who were caught up in its tumultuous events. Second, to understand England's transition from a Catholic to a Protestant country, greater emphasis needs to be laid on the crucial role of the landed middle class. These concerns give a vital relevance to his portraits of some of those men and women most deeply involved. **** NOT EX LIB **** **** NOT BOOK CLUB **** 
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2 Wilson, Derek The Circumnavigators
London Constable 1989 0094664609 / 9780094664609 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine 
Gold title on red quarter cloth and beige paper boards. A near Fine copy with near Fine dustjacket that has a very small closed tear to a corner. A major chronicle of adventure, travel and discovery which details the great sailing feats not from a dry historical viewpoint but with the detail usually omitted from the usual. Starting with Magellan's death in 1521 on Mactan he covers the achievement of Juan de Elcano who took up the challenge of bringing the survivors home and continues through four and a half centuries crammed with the astonishing exploits by men and women of many nations. 41 illustrations and 5 maps. PLEASE NOTE: A HEAVY VOLUME OF 0.965 KILO UNPACKED WEIGHT WHICH MAY REQUIRE ADDITIONAL SHIPPING COST 
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3 Wilson, Derek The Uncrowned Kings of England - The Black Legend of the Dudleys
London Constable 2005 1841199028 / 9781841199023 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Near Fine 
A Fine unmarked copy with near Fine dustjacket which is not price clipped. xii + 416 pages. 14 illustrations. 2 genealogical charts. This is the first full account of this reckless, glamorous, ambitious and politically significant family, told by the leading Tudor historian. In the political ferment of the Tudor century one family above all others was always at the troubled centre of court and council, and the Dudleys were never far from controversy. Three of them were executed for treason. They were universally condemned as scheming, ruthless, over-ambitious charmers, and one was defamed as a wife murderer. Yet Edmund Dudley was instrumental in establishing the financial basis of the Tudor dynasty, and John Dudley, Duke of Northumberland, led victorious armies, laid the foundations of the Royal Navy, ruled as uncrowned king and almost succeeded in placing Lady Jane Grey on the throne. The most famous of them all, Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, came the closest to marrying Elizabeth I, was her foremost favourite for 30 years and governed the Netherlands in her name, while his successor, Sir Robert Dudley, scholar, adventurer and courtier, was one of the Queen's most audacious seadogs, but fell foul of James I. PLEASE NOTE: A HEAVY VOLUME OF 0.83 KILO UNPACKED WEIGHT WHICH MAY REQUIRE ADDITIONAL SHIPPING COST 
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