Winter King: Henry VII and the Dawn of Tudor England

Winter King: Henry VII and the Dawn of Tudor England

Thomas Penn

A clean examine the eternally interesting Tudors—the dramatic and missed 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 have been 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 was once precarious.

But Henry had an important asset: his queen and their youngsters, the residing 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 might 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 long run Henry VIII.

Rich with drama and perception, Winter King is an awesome tale of pageantry, treachery, intrigue, and incident—and the fraught, harmful beginning of Tudor England.

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