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By Thomas Penn

It was once 1501. England have been ravaged for many years through conspiracy, violence, murders, coups and countercoups. via success, guile and ruthlessness, Henry VII, the 1st of the Tudor kings, had clambered to the head of the heap—a fugitive with a flimsy declare to England’s throne. for plenty of he remained a usurper, a fake king.

But Henry had a vital asset: his queen and their little ones, the residing embodiment of his hoped-for dynasty. Queen Elizabeth used to be a member of the home of York. Henry himself was once from the home of Lancaster, so among them they united the combatants that had fought the bloody century-long Wars of the Roses. Now their older son, Arthur, used to be 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.

In this amazing e-book, Thomas Penn re-creates the tale of the tragic, magnetic Henry VII—a controlling, paranoid, avaricious monarch who was once coming into the main perilous years of his lengthy reign.

Rich with drama and perception, Winter King is an marvelous tale of pageantry, treachery, intrigue and incident—and the fraught, risky start of Tudor England.

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