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The Queen and the Heretic Derek Wilson

The Queen and the Heretic By Derek Wilson

The Queen and the Heretic by Derek Wilson

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Catherine Parr and Anne Askew: united in faith and danger, divided in death

The Queen and the Heretic Summary

The Queen and the Heretic: How two women changed the religion of England by Derek Wilson

The dual biography of two remarkable women - Catherine Parr and Anne Askew. One was the last queen of a powerful monarch, the second a countrywoman from Lincolnshire. But they were joined together in their love for the new learning - and their adherence to Protestantism threatened both their lives. Both women wrote about their faith, and their writings are still with us. Powerful men at court sought to bring Catherine down, and used Anne Askew's notoriety as a weapon in that battle. Queen Catherine Parr survived, while Anne Askew, the only woman to be racked, was burned to death. This book explores their lives, and the way of life for women from various social strata in Tudor England.

The Queen and the Heretic Reviews

Derek Wilson has written a fine history of two little-known and controversial women as thinkers. Though one is a queen of Henry VIII and the other is a martyr, they appear on the pages as lively, complex, realistic women - far from the stereotypes of traditional history. Wilson has traced their connections and carefully judged their intimacy. His understanding of the cliques which attached themselves to Henry VIII and his last wife is detailed and careful - authentic history - while never losing sight of the nightmarish atmosphere of a court governed by a bad-tempered tyrant. -- Phillipa Gregory

About Derek Wilson

Popular historian Derek Wilson came to prominence 40 years ago with A Tudor Tapestry. He is the highly acclaimed author of over 50 books and has written and presented numerous television and radio programmes. He lives and writes in Devon.

Table of Contents

Preface vii
Part 1: Before
1. A Studious Young Lady 1
2. Of Daughters and Wives 11
3. The Great Ruffling 21
4. Conversion 34
5. Three Weddings and a Funeral 54
Part 2: The Crisis
6. Thunder Round the Throne 71
7. Divorce 82
8. The Year of Crisis 103
9. Condemned by the Law 121
10. Instant Desire 144
Part 3: After
11. Catherine and Anne in Historical Perspective 175
Bibliography 193
Index 195

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The Queen and the Heretic: How two women changed the religion of England by Derek Wilson
Used - Very Good
SPCK Publishing
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