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  • Published: 16 July 2019
  • ISBN: 9780141986609
  • Imprint: Penguin Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 480
  • RRP: $22.99
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Winter King

The Dawn Of Tudor England




The unforgettable story of the turbulent birth of Tudor England, from a sensational young historian.

In his remarkable debut, Penn vividly recreates the dark and turbulent reign of Henry VII. He traces the transformation of a young, vulnerable boy, Prince Henry, into the aggressive teenager who would become Henry VIII, and of Catherine of Aragon, his future queen. And at the book's heart is the tragic, magnetic figure of Henry VII - controlling, paranoid, avaricious, with a Machiavellian charm and will to power.

It is 1501. Henry VII has won the throne of England through luck, guile and ruthlessness. But for many he remains a usurper. Now, his elder son is to marry, in a wedding upon which the fate of the country, and the entire Tudor dynasty, will hang . . .

  • Published: 16 July 2019
  • ISBN: 9780141986609
  • Imprint: Penguin Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 480
  • RRP: $22.99
Categories:

Praise for Winter King

He were a dark prince, and infinitely suspicious, and his times full of secret conspiracies and troubles

Sir Francis Bacon

A masterpiece. Rich, resonant and utterly compelling

Helen Castor, Sunday Telegraph, Books of the Year

Gripping . . . brilliant . . . The enigmatic Henry is brought thrillingly to life as one of the most unlikely but tenacious kings ever to wear the English crown

Dan Jones, Daily Telegraph, Books of the Year

Thrilling and sinister

Simon Sebag Montefiore, Daily Telegraph, Books of the Year

Imagine Wolf Hall rewritten by John le Carré . . . gripping . . . a rare achievement

Tom Holland, Guardian, Books of the Year

Enthralling . . . Penn captures the weirdness, the ferocity, and a glint of unexpected tenderness

The Times Literary Supplement, Books of the Year

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