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  • The Tudorsby John Guy

    Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 9.99

    This history of the Tudors offers a short introduction to this age in British history. It includes a compelling account of the political, religious and economic changes of the country under such leading monarchs as Henry VIII and Elizabeth I. more...

  • The Reign of Elizabeth Iby John Guy

    Cambridge University Press 1995; US$ 102.00

    A study of politics and political culture of the 'last decade' of the reign of Elizabeth I, in effect the years 1585 to 1603. more...

  • Thomas Becketby John Guy

    Penguin Books Ltd 2012; Not Available

    From the winner of the 2004 Whitbread Biography Award and the Marsh Biography Award John Guy, comes Thomas Becket, a lively and enlightening new study that brings a colossal figure of British history vividly to life. Behind the legend, there was a man. In 1120 the wife of a Norman draper's merchant gave birth to a baby boy in London's... more...

  • My Heart is My Ownby John Guy

    Penguin Books Ltd 2012; Not Available

    Acclaimed Tudor historian John Guy offers a compelling re-interpretation of Mary Queen of Scots in My Heart is My Own . For centuries, Mary, Queen of Scots has been a figure of scholarly debate. Where many have portrayed her as the weak woman to Elizabeth's rational leader, John Guy reassesses the young queen, finding her far more politically... more...

  • A Daughter's Loveby John Guy

    Penguin Books Ltd 2012; Not Available

    Leading British historian John Guy, author of Thomas Becket and My Heart is My Own , uncovers one of the most touching and compelling family relationships in history in A Daughter's Love . Sir Thomas More is a stalwart figure of British history. Lord Chancellor in Henry Tudor's government, opposed to Henry VIII's marriage to Anne Boleyn and... more...

  • The Children of Henry VIIIby John Guy

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 24.99

    Behind the façade of politics and pageantry at the Tudor court, there was a family drama.Nothing drove Henry VIII, England's wealthiest and most powerful king, more than producing a legitimate male heir and so perpetuating his dynasty. To that end, he married six wives, became the subject of the most notorious divorce case of the sixteenth... more...

  • The Tudorsby John Guy

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 9.99

    The monarchs of the Tudor period are among some of the most well-known figures in British history. John Guy presents a compelling and fascinating exploration of the Tudors in the new edition of this Very Short Introduction. Looking at all aspects of the period, from beginning to end, he considers Tudor politics, religion, and economics, as well as... more...

  • A Daughter's Loveby John Guy

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2009; US$ 14.95

    With the novelistic vividness that made his National Book Critics Circle Award finalist Queen of Scots ďa pure pleasure to read? (Washington Post BookWorld), John Guy brings to life Thomas More and his daughter Margaretó his confidante and collaborator who played a critical role in safeguarding his legacy. Sir Thomas More?s life is well known: his... more...

  • Thomas Becketby John Guy

    Random House Publishing Group 2012; US$ 35.00

    A revisionist new biography reintroducing readers to one of the most subversive figures in English history?the man who sought to reform a nation, dared to defy his king, and laid down his life to defend his sacred honor † Becket?s life story has been often told but never so incisively reexamined and vividly rendered as it is in John Guy?s hands.... more...

  • Henry VIII (Penguin Monarchs)by John Guy

    Penguin Books Ltd 2014; Not Available

    Charismatic, insatiable and cruel, Henry VIII was, as John Guy shows, a king who became mesmerized by his own legend - and in the process destroyed and remade England. Said to be a 'pillager of the commonwealth', this most instantly recognizable of kings remains a figure of extreme contradictions: magnificent and vengeful; a devout traditionalist... more...