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Elizabeth I (Penguin Monarchs)
Language: un
Pages: 160
Authors: Helen Castor
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-03-01 - Publisher: Penguin UK

'The experience of insecurity, it turned out, would shape one of the most remarkable monarchs in England's history' In the popular imagination, as in her portraits, Elizabeth I is the image of monarchical power. But this image is as much armour as a reflection of the truth. In this illuminating
Mary I (Penguin Monarchs)
Language: en
Pages: 112
Authors: John Edwards
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-10-27 - Publisher: Penguin UK

The elder daughter of Henry VIII, Mary I (1553-58) became England's ruler on the unexpected death of her brother Edward VI. Her short reign is one of the great potential turning points in the country's history. As a convinced Catholic and the wife of Philip II, king of Spain and
James I (Penguin Monarchs)
Language: un
Pages: 144
Authors: Thomas Cogswell
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-04-25 - Publisher: Penguin Monarchs

'First and foremost, he survived, and that was no mean achievement' James's reign marked one of the rare breaks in England's monarchy. Already James VI of Scotland, on Elizabeth I's death he became James I of England and Ireland, uniting the British Isles for the first time and founding the
Elizabeth I
Language: un
Pages: 160
Authors: Helen Castor
Categories: Great Britain
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-03 - Publisher: Allen Lane

In the popular imagination, as in her portraits, Elizabeth I is the image of monarchical power. The Virgin Queen ruled over a Golden Age- the Spanish Armada was defeated and England's enemies scattered; English explorers reached almost to the ends of the earth; a new Church of England rose from
Henry VIII (Penguin Monarchs)
Language: un
Pages: 160
Authors: John Guy
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-12-04 - Publisher: Penguin UK

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