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My #7 Wishlist Wednesday book
The Dawn of Tudor England
But Henry had a crucial asset: his queen and their children, the living embodiment of his hoped-for dynasty. Now, in what would be the crowning glory of his reign, his elder son would marry a great Spanish princess. On a cold November day this girl, the sixteen-year-old Catherine of Aragon, arrived in London for a wedding upon which the fate of England would hinge...
In his remarkable debut, historian Thomas Penn recreates an England which is both familiar and very strange - a country that seems medieval yet modern, in which honour and chivalry mingle with espionage, realpolitik, high finance and corruption. It is the story of the transformation of a young, vulnerable boy, Prince Henry, into the aggressive teenager who would become Henry VIII, and of Catherine of Aragon, his future queen. And at its heart is the tragic, magnetic figure of Henry VII - controlling, paranoid, avaricious, with a Machiavellian charm and will to power.
My love of historical novels encourages me to read a variety of non-fiction historical biographies. I love the look and feel of this book, and to have insight into the start of the Tudor period is invaluable. To see what helped shape the Tudor dynasty is a treat to be savoured. I think this will be one to borrow from the library as soon as a copy becomes available !!