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Power, Ambition, and Sudden Death in the Reign of Henry VIII
Derek Wilson: In the Lion's Court

Derek ​Wilson examines a set of relationships which illustrate just how dangerous life was in the court of the Tudor lion. He tells the interlocking stories of six men – all, curiously, called Thomas – whose ambitions and principles brought them face to face with violent death. Thomas Wolsey was an accused traitor on his way to the block when a kinder death intervened. Thomas More and Thomas Cromwell, whose convictions and policies could scarcely have been more different, both perished beneath the headman's axe. Thomas Howard, Duke of Norfolk, would have met the same end had the king's own death not brought him an eleventh-hour reprieve. Thomas Wriothesley, Earl of Southampton, and Thomas Cranmer, Archbishop of Canterbury, though outliving the monarch, perished as a result of that war of ambitions and ideologies which rumbled on after 1547. Wriothesley succumbed to poison of either body or mind in the aftermath of a failed coup. Cranmer went to the stake as a heretic at the… (tovább)

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Pimilico, London, 2002
580 oldal · puhatáblás · ISBN: 0712665293 · ASIN: B00PCLW7O4

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VII. Henrik · Thomas Howard (Norfolk 3. hercege)


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Few of these youthful delights entrapped Thomas More for he was incapable of abandoning himself to pleasure. This was not because he lecked a sense of humour; he was accomplished, if cynical and sometimes cruel, with wit a penchant for detached irony and barbed shaft fired from an emotional distance. Nor was the soung More an introvert. As a child and later az Oxford he took part in dramatic performances and wrote scenes of his own – valuable early experiences for a barrister. If More eschewed the rumbustious and carnal delights of his peers it was beacuse his early training and his own inclinations steered him in the direction of spiritual and intellectual delights.

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Derek Wilson: In the Lion's Court Power, Ambition, and Sudden Death in the Reign of Henry VIII

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A meeting was fixed for 13 June and Sir Thomas Howard, John's only son, was despatched to summon Hastings from his town house. According to the early recorder who improved on the barre narrative:
This Sir Thomas, while the lord Hastings stayed awhile communing with a priest whom he met in Tower Street, broke the lord's tale, saying to him merely, 'What my Lord, I pray you come on. Wherefore talk yo so long with that priest? You have no need of a priest yet,' and laughed upon him, as though he would say, 'You shall have need of one soon.' But little whist the other what he meant…

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Derek Wilson: In the Lion's Court Power, Ambition, and Sudden Death in the Reign of Henry VIII

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Ms_Mississippi 

It is, therefore, no wonder that Henry VII gained a reputation as the 'miser king'. Men made wry jokes about him. They said, for example, that he kept a 'little black book' in wich he noted every minor misdemeanour which he could turn to advantage. One day his pet monkey got hold of the offending volume and tore it to shreds, to the King's tearful rage and the secret jubilation of the court.

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Derek Wilson: In the Lion's Court Power, Ambition, and Sudden Death in the Reign of Henry VIII

Kapcsolódó szócikkek: VII. Henrik
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If the new disctinction pleased Thomas there was that about it that soured his satisfaction: he had to share it with his younger brother. This was yet one more proof of an infuritaing truth that over the years had been forced upon him. Ever since boyhood he had been overshadowed by Edward, who has four years his junior. Edward was as ebulliend and outgoing as Thomas was taciturn. He made friends easily and was popular at court.

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Derek Wilson: In the Lion's Court Power, Ambition, and Sudden Death in the Reign of Henry VIII

Kapcsolódó szócikkek: Thomas Howard (Norfolk 3. hercege)

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