By Thomas Penn
A clean examine the ceaselessly interesting Tudors—the dramatic and neglected tale of Henry VII and his founding of the Tudor Dynasty—filled with spies, plots, counterplots, and an uneasy royal succession to Henry VIII.
IN 1501, ENGLAND were RAVAGED for many years via conspiracy, coups, and violence. via success, guile, and ruthlessness, Henry VII, the 1st of the Tudor kings, emerged as ruler—but as a fugitive with a flimsy declare to England’s throne, he remained a usurper and fake king to many, and his carry on strength used to be precarious.
But Henry had a vital asset: his queen and their kids, the dwelling embodiment of his hoped-for dynasty. His marriage to Queen Elizabeth united the homes of Lancaster and York, the opponents that had fought the bloody century-long Wars of the Roses. Now their older son, Arthur, was once approximately to marry a Spanish princess. On a chilly November day sixteen-year-old Catherine of Aragon arrived in London for a marriage that may mark a triumphal second in Henry’s reign. yet Henry’s plans for his son wouldn't happen—and ready within the wings used to be the impetuous more youthful brother, the longer term Henry VIII.
Rich with drama and perception, Winter King is an remarkable tale of pageantry, treachery, intrigue, and incident—and the fraught, harmful delivery of Tudor England.