The Rise of the Tudors

The Rise of the Tudors

The Family That Changed English History

Book - 2014
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On the morning of August 22, 1485, in fields near Bosworth, two armies faced each other. Richard III's army was pitted against the inferior forces of the upstart pretender to the crown, Henry Tudor, a 28-year-old Welshman who had just arrived back on British soil after fourteen years in exile. Yet this was to be a fight to the death--only one man could survive; only one could claim the throne. This legendary battle marked the only successful invasion of England since Hastings, and the last time a king of England died on the battlefield. But this book is much more than an account of the events of that fateful day. It is a tale of brutal feuds and deadly civil wars, and the remarkable rise of the Tudor family from obscure Welsh gentry to the throne of England--a story that began sixty years earlier with Owen Tudor's affair with Henry V's widow, Katherine of Valois. Drawing on newly discovered manuscripts and the latest archaeological evidence, including the recent discovery of Richard III's remains, Chris Skidmore vividly recreates this battle-scarred world.--From publisher description.
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2014
Edition: First US edition
ISBN: 9780312541392
0312541392
9781250038302
Branch Call Number: 942.05 Sk
Characteristics: xxi, 437 pages , 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color), maps, genealogical table ; 25 cm

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jegdixon May 02, 2015

I have tried several times to renew this title but have not succeeded. How do I do it? Please send me instructions at jegd@shaw.ca Thank you.
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