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Henry VII [Reading] ➹ Henry VII Author Sean Cunningham – Thomashillier.co.uk This biography illuminates the life of Henry VII himself how he ran his government how his authority was maintained and the nature of the country over which he ruled since he first claimed the throne This biography illuminates the life of Henry VII himself how he ran his government how his authority was maintained and the nature of the country over which he ruled since he first claimed the throne in Sean Cunningham explores how Henry s reign was vitally important in stabilizing the English monarchy and providing the sound financial and institutional basis for later developments in government and tackles key uestions in the debate Was Henry VII a conventional late medieval nobleman How did his upbringing affect his later kingship What was the nature of Henry s marriage to Elizabeth of York How and why did he become the main rival to Richard III following the disappearance of Edward V and his brother in July Up until now the details of Henry as a person and as a king his court and household his subjects and his country have remained little known This book fills that gap bringing to the forefront the life and times of the very first Tudor king.


10 thoughts on “Henry VII

  1. Susan Abernethy Susan Abernethy says:

    I had to give up on this book The author promises new insight into Henry s personality and after 60 pages, it s just not there I don t care for the writer s style of writing and I found a historical mistake I recommend you read SB Chrimes bio or Thomas Penn s The Winter King over this book.


  2. Izzy Izzy says:

    I was given this by a friend who raved about it With hindsight, they were extremely drunk It was really average perhaps okay for a GCSE student, but I learned nothing new, and it wasn t remotely insightful.


  3. Hannah Hannah says:

    3.5 starsA detailed and at times, laborious read, ideal for historiography


  4. Kara Kara says:

    The author starts out with an academic s version of The Little Red Hen Who will help me find the primary sources Who will help me analyze the primary sources Who will help me analyze the secondary sources Who will help me write new secondary source Well, I guess I will just have to enjoy the royalties from my new book All By Myself.The EndAnyway, the book finally gets to Henry VII He rushes through Henry s place in the War of the Roses in very general terms, skimming through the first 28 ye The author starts out with an academic s version of The Little Red Hen Who will help me find the primary sources Who will help me analyze the primary sources Who will help me analyze the secondary sources Who will help me write new secondary source Well, I guess I will just have to enjoy the royalties from my new book All By Myself.The EndAnyway, the book finally gets to Henry VII He rushes through Henry s place in the War of the Roses in very general terms, skimming through the first 28 years of Henry s life quite quickly, and things don t get exciting until the Battle of Bosworth, where he shows you Richard and Henry duking it out for the crown, up close and personal He makes it clear that Henry wins not because he did so well but because Richard did so bad So, Henry gains the crown, and there are some interesting points along the rest of the way as he describes Henry s life as king Then, halfway through the book, we are already at Henry s failing health, the elaborate plans he draws up for his funeral, and his death.The second half of the book is very, very, very dry academic analysis of different economic and political themes in Henry s reign, in no particular chronological order, examining aspects of early Tudor government in such a way that leaves you with the impression you are reading an early draft of a graduate student s thesis a paper which the student cares madly about, the advising professor is perhaps mildly interested to see how the facts have been rearranged, and the rest of the population could give a flying shoe.Where is the day to day life Where is the interaction with his family members Where are the first bricks being laid down that will lead to all the glory and horror of the later Tudor reigns The author claims that being between the violence of Richard III and the sexacapades of Henry VIII, Henry VII s ability to maintain a strong central government and collect taxes on a regular schedule leads to some dull reading Ok, yes, anyone compared to Richard III and Henry VIII is going to come off as less than larger than life But, ok, even if not larger than life, Henry VII was a man, and wasthan just his various economic and foreign policies Basically, its a mislabeling to call this book a biographyy historiography wold be the better word


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