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Part of the Penguin Monarchs series: short, fresh, expert accounts of England's rulers in a collectible hardback format.

Henry VII was one of England's unlikeliest monarchs. An exile and outsider with barely a claim to the throne, his victory over Richard III at Bosworth Field seemed to many in 1485 like only the latest in the sequence of violent convulsions among England's nobility that would come to be known as the wars of the roses - with little to suggest that the obscure Henry would last any longer than his predecessor. To break that cycle of division, usurpation, deposition and murder, he had both to maintain a grip on power and to convince England that his rule was both rightful and effective. Here, Sean Cunningham explores how, in his ruthless, controlling and personal kingship, Henry VII did so; in the process founding the Tudor dynasty and, arguably, helping to lay the foundations for modern government.

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  • Henry VII (Penguin Monarchs)
    Sean Cunningham

    Hardback

    9780141977768

    June 27, 2019

    Allen Lane

    160 pages

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  • Henry VII (Penguin Monarchs)
    Sean Cunningham

    EBook

    9780141977775

    October 26, 2017

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