Henry VII

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Yale University Press, 1999 - Biography & Autobiography - 373 pages
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Founder of the Tudor dynasty, Henry VII was a crucial figure in English history. In this acclaimed study of the king's life and reign, the distinguished historian S. B. Chrimes explores the circumstances surrounding Henry's acquisition of the throne, examines the personnel and machinery of government, and surveys the king's social, political, and economic policies, law enforcement, and foreign strategy. This edition of the book includes a new critical introduction and bibliographical updating by George Bernard.

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An overall adequate biography of the first Tudor king. It tells of how much he had accomplished (given his lack of formal training and education) to create a dynasty for his children and grandchildren. Read full review

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S. B. Chrimes was from 1953 to 1974 head of the department of history at University College, Cardiff, the University of Wales. George Bernard is reader in Tudor history at the University of Southampton.

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