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Wolsey - The Life of King Henry VIII's Cardinal (Hardcover) Loot Price: R367 Discovery Miles 3 670 You Save: R119 (24%)
Wolsey - The Life of King Henry VIII's Cardinal (Hardcover): John Matusiak
Wolsey - The Life of King Henry VIII's Cardinal (Hardcover): John Matusiak

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Wolsey - The Life of King Henry VIII's Cardinal (Hardcover)

John Matusiak

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Cardinal Wolsey is a controversial figure: a butcher's son, a man of letters and the Church, a divisive political expert, a man of principle - yet, to some, an arrogant upstart. As Lord Chancellor to the incorrigible Henry VIII he achieved much both at home and abroad, but his failure to achieve the mighty monarch's divorce from Catherine of Aragon saw him brought to his knees. John Matusiak explores the pragmatic cardinal's life and career to uncover a man of contradictions and extremes whose meteoric rise was marked by an equally inexorable descent into desperation, as he attempted in vain to satisfy the tempestuous master whose ambition ultimately broke him. Far from being another familiar portrait of an overweight and overweening spider or cautionary tale of pride preceding a fall, this is the gripping story of how consummate talent, noble intentions and an eagle eye for the main chance can contrive with the vagaries of power politics to raise an individual to unheard of heights before finally consuming him.

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Imprint: The History Press Ltd
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: September 2014
First published: 2015
Authors: John Matusiak
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 28mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 336
ISBN-13: 978-0-7524-9884-3
Barcode: 9780752498843
Categories: Books > Language & Literature > Biography & autobiography > Historical, political & military
Books > Biography > Historical, political & military
Books > Humanities > History > British & Irish history > 1500 to 1700
Books > History > British & Irish history > 1500 to 1700
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government > General
LSN: 0-7524-9884-3

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