Overview:The Man Behind the Tudors: Thomas Howard, 2nd Duke of Norfolk - Thomas Howard, 2nd duke of Norfolk, lived a remarkable life spanning eighty years and the reigns of six kings. Amongst his descendants are his granddaughters, Anne Boleyn and Catherine Howard, and his great-granddaughter, Elizabeth I. The foundations of this dramatic and influential dynasty rest on Thomas' shoulders, and it was his career that placed the Howard family in a prominent position in English society and at the Tudor royal court. Thomas was born into a fairly ordinary gentry family, albeit distantly related to the Mowbray dukes of Norfolk. During the course of the fifteenth century, he and his father would rise through the political and social ranks as a result of their loyal service to Edward IV and Richard III. In a tragic turn of events, all their hard work was undone at the Battle of Bosworth and his father was killed fighting for King Richard. Imprisoned for treason and stripped of his lands and titles, Thomas had to start from the beginning to gain the trust of a new king. He spent the next thirty-five years devoting his administrative, military and diplomatic skills to the Tudors whilst rebuilding his family fortunes and ensuring that his numerous children were well-placed to prosper.

This book is on page /88f0ff300130a9332bf7ee8997e69000/book/1603725708-9781526745538. It was written by the following authors: Kirsten Claiden-Yardley. Book The Man Behind the Tudors: Thomas Howard, 2nd Duke of Norfolk, which can be read online, published by the company: Pen & Sword Books Ltd. Other books on similar topics can be found in sections: Biography, True Stories, History. The book was published on 2020-01-30 00:00:00. It has 208 pages and is published in Hardback format and weight g. File for download The Man Behind the Tudors: Thomas Howard, 2nd Duke of Norfolk has PDF format and is called the-man-behind-the-tudors-thomas-howard-2nd-duke-of-norfolk.pdf. Other books you can download below. Our nottedeiricercatoriaq.it site is not responsible for the content of PDF files.


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