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Author Penn, Thomas.

Title Winter king: the dawn of Tudor England [Hoopla electronic resource] / Thomas Penn.

Edition Unabridged.
Imprint [United States] : Blackstone Audio, Inc. : Made available through hoopla, 2012.
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Description 1 online resource (1 audio file (14hr., 35 min.)) : digital.
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Cast Read by Simon Vance.
Summary A fresh look at the endlessly fascinating Tudors-the dramatic and overlooked story of Henry VII and his founding of the Tudor Dynasty-filled with spies, plots, counter-plots, and an uneasy royal succession to Henry VIII Near the turn of the sixteenth century, England had been ravaged for decades by conspiracy and civil war. Henry Tudor clambered to the top of the heap, a fugitive with a flimsy claim to England's crown who managed to win the throne and stay on it for twenty-four years. Although he built palaces, hosted magnificent jousts, and sent ambassadors across Europe, for many Henry VII remained a false king. But he had a crucial asset: his family-the 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. Thomas Penn re-creates an England that is both familiar and very strange-a country medieval yet modern, in which honor 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, as well as of Henry VII-controlling, avaricious, paranoid, with Machiavellian charm and will to power. Rich with incident and drama, filled with wonderfully drawn characters, Winter King is an unforgettable account of pageantry, intrigue, the thirst for glory, and the fraught, unstable birth of Tudor England.
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject Henry VII, King of England, 1457-1509.
Great Britain -- Politics and government -- 1485-1509.
Great Britain -- History -- Henry VII, 1485-1509.
Great Britain -- Kings and rulers -- Biography.
Tudor, House of.
Added Author Vance, Simon. Narrator.
hoopla digital.
ISBN 9781483067643 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
1483067645 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
Music No. MWT10024482
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