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A Daughter's Love : Thomas and Margaret More - John Guy

A Daughter's Love

Thomas and Margaret More

By: John Guy

Paperback Published: 30th April 2009
ISBN: 9780007192328
Number Of Pages: 400

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This book will break open a secret. It is a gripping tale of love, loyalty and domestic happiness that came to be overwhelmed by the forces of ambition, deceit and treachery, from the award-winning author of ‘My Heart is My Own: The Life of Mary, Queen of Scots'.

The life of Sir Thomas More is familiar to many. His opposition to Henry VIII's marriage to Anne Boleyn, his arrest for treason in 1534, his virtuoso defence at his trial and his execution in 1535 (and subsequent martyrdom) make up one of the most famous stories in British history.

While More's place in history is secure, Margaret, his daughter, has been almost forgotten. She was airbrushed out of the story, even though she played a leading role in this very public drama. During More's imprisonment in the Tower of London, Margaret became his sole intermediary with the outside world. She visited frequently, and the pair wrote long and loving letters to one another. Margaret also smuggled more inflammatory letters in and out of the Tower during these visits, and it is through these that we see a dramatic new portrait of Sir Thomas More emerge.

In this enlightening new book, John Guy returns to original sources that have been ignored by generations of historians, and re-writes a story that we think we already know.

Industry Reviews

'Brilliantly observed and told ... [Guy's] absorbing, thoroughly researched book does justice to two exemplary women - and reminds us that history is full of ironies' Claire Tomalin, New York Times

'An arresting reassessment...An outstanding talent for stop-the-reader-dead-in-their-tracks gripping storytelling. Guy's convincing page-turner of a double life has restored my faith in biography as a genre' Lisa Jardine, Sunday Times

'Gripping...Guy's scholarship is irreproachable' Independent on Sunday

'John Guy has done more towards the scholarly reappraisal of More's greatness than most other English Historians of the last 50 years' Independent

'Scrupulously researched' Economist

'A stirring story' Daily Mail

'An admirable account...A minor masterpiece' Spectator

John Guy at his Tudorial Best, & the More's Aching Love

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To inform readers more extensively about the whole Tudor intrigues/actors, especially those who possess a great interest in Sir/Saint Thomas More, and his daughter Margaret's role in his life and after his execution by King Henry VIII. John Guy, after his discipleship under former wise/older historians, perhaps now is the foremost expert on the whole fascinating Tudor Period. His imparting of that knowledge makes for informative, exciting reading. The love that infuses the book is almost tangible, and links reader, characters and author.

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ISBN: 9780007192328
ISBN-10: 0007192320
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 400
Published: 30th April 2009
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 12.8  x 2.8
Weight (kg): 0.3

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