The House Of Guise

Author: Henry Dwight Sedgwick
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The House Of Guise from the Author: Henry Dwight Sedgwick.

Scourge Of Henry Viii

Author: Melanie Clegg
Publisher: Pen and Sword
ISBN: 1473848393
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Scourge Of Henry Viii from the Author: Melanie Clegg. Although Mary, Queen of Scots continues to fascinate both historians and the general public alike, the story of her mother, Marie de Guise, is much less well known. A political power in her own right, she was born into the powerful and ambitious Lorraine family, spending her formative years at the dazzling and licentious court of Franois I. Although briefly courted by Henry VIII, she instead married his nephew, James V of Scotland, in 1538. James' premature death four years later left their six day old daughter, Mary, as Queen and presented Marie with the formidable challenge of winning the support of the Scottish people and protecting her daughterÕs threatened birthright. Content until now to remain in the background and play the part of the obedient wife, Marie spent the next eighteen years effectively governing Scotland, devoting her considerable intellect, courage and energy to safeguarding her daughterÕs inheritance by using a deft mixture of cunning, charm, determination and tolerance. The last serious biography of Marie de Guise was published in 1977 and whereas plenty of attention has been paid to the mistakes of her daughterÕs eventful but brief reign, the time has come for a fresh assessment of this most fascinating and under appreciated of sixteenth century female rulers.

Queen Jezebel

Author: Jean Plaidy
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451686544
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Queen Jezebel from the Author: Jean Plaidy. A rerelease of the final novel in the classic trilogy that includes Madame Serpent and The Italian Woman traces the aging queen's scheme to trigger a war against the Huguenots after her Catholic daughter Margot refuses an arranged marriage. Reprint.

Nostradamus For Dummies

Author: Scarlett Ross
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118070054
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Nostradamus For Dummies from the Author: Scarlett Ross. Nostradamus made simple-a surefire prophecy of success! Michel Notredame, or Nostradamus (1503-1566), was a French physician, astrologer, and prophet whose books of visionary four-line verses have intrigued and beguiled readers for hundreds of years. Now, with this fun and easy guide, everyone can finally get a handle on Nostradamus and his "Centuries" of prophecies, which many people believe to have predicted the French Revolution, the rise of Hitler, the Kennedy assassination, and 9/11, among other events. The book covers Nostradamus's life and beliefs, his use of cryptic language and anagrams, interpretations of his work that link it to specific historical incidents, and critics who are skeptical of his prophecies. It also explores the implications of his work on the past, present, and future, and much more!

Christendom Destroyed

Author: Mark Greengrass
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0698176251
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Christendom Destroyed from the Author: Mark Greengrass. “The latest volume to appear in the Penguin History of Europe. Like its companion volumes, [Christendom Destroyed] is no breezy survey but a masterly synthesis of depth and breadth."—The Wall Street Journal “The political and religious conflicts of early modern Europe receive high-quality treatment from Greengrass.... an excellent addition to the new Penguin History of Europe.”—Financial Times From peasants to princes, no one was untouched by the spiritual and intellectual upheaval of the sixteenth century. Martin Luther’s challenge to church authority forced Christians to examine their beliefs in ways that shook the foundations of their religion. The subsequent divisions, fed by dynastic rivalries and military changes, fundamentally altered the relations between ruler and ruled. Geographical and scientific discoveries challenged the unity of Christendom as a belief community. Europe, with all its divisions, emerged instead as a geographical projection. Chronicling these dramatic changes, Thomas More, Shakespeare, Montaigne, and Cervantes created works that continue to resonate with us. Spanning the years 1517 to 1648, Christendom Destroyed is Mark Greengrass’s magnum opus: a rich tapestry that fosters a deeper understanding of Europe’s identity today. From the Hardcover edition.