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Henry VII by S. B. Chrimes
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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. ( )
  philae_02 | Oct 6, 2009 |
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PREFACE -- This book is not to be regarded as primarily a biography, since little evidence exists for the more personal and intimate side of Henry's life, half of which was spent in more or less obscure circumstances before he became king.
Chapter I

TO THE BATTLE OF BOSWORTH

The Welshness of Henry Tudor can easily be, and often is, exaggerated.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0300078838, Paperback)

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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