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Guy, J. A. (John Alexander)

Overview
Works: 75 works in 351 publications in 3 languages and 10,438 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Juvenile works  Conference papers and proceedings  Sources 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Publishing director, Host
Classifications: DA787.A1, B
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Most widely held works about J. A Guy
 
Most widely held works by J. A Guy
Queen of Scots : the true life of Mary Stuart by J. A Guy( Book )

9 editions published between 1942 and 2014 in English and held by 1,643 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A new historian of Mary Queen of Scots draws on new sources to shatter various myths surrounding this odd monarch and uncover some of the scandals and political machinations underpinning, and undermining, her throne
Thomas Becket : warrior, priest, rebel : a nine-hundred-year-old story retold by J. A Guy( Book )

8 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 1,217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawing on the full panoply of medieval sources, Guy sheds new light on the relationship between Saint Thomas à Becket and England's greatest medieval king, Henry II, separating truth from centuries of mythmaking, and casting doubt on the long-held assumption that the headstrong rivals were once close friends. He also provides the fullest accounting yet for Becket's seemingly radical transformation from worldly bureaucrat to devout man of God
The public career of Sir Thomas More by J. A Guy( Book )

19 editions published in 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 906 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A daughter's love : Thomas More and his dearest Meg by J. A Guy( Book )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 669 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With the novelistic vividness that made his National Book Critics Circle Award finalist Queen of Scots “a pure pleasure to read" (Washington Post BookWorld), John Guy brings to life Thomas More and his daughter Margaret- his confidante and collaborator who played a critical role in safeguarding his legacy.Sir Thomas More's life is well known: his opposition to Henry VIII's marriage to Anne Boleyn, his arrest for treason, his execution and martyrdom. Yet Margaret has been largely airbrushed out of the story in which she played so important a role. John Guy restores her to her rightful place in this captivating account of their relationship.Always her father's favorite child,Margaret was such an accomplished scholar by age eighteen that her work earned praise from Erasmus. She remained devoted to her father after her marriage-and paid the price in estrangement from her husband.When More was thrown into the Tower of London,Margaret collaborated with him on his most famous letters from prison, smuggled them out at great personal risk, even rescued his head after his execution. John Guy returns to original sources that have been ignored by generations of historians to create a dramatic new portrait of both Thomas More and the daughter whose devotion secured his place in history
Thomas More by J. A Guy( Book )

13 editions published between 2000 and 2017 in English and Japanese and held by 660 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Reconsidering key issues in More's life, this new study not only allows us to see with clarity the different portrayals that have arisen to explain or condemn or exculpate, it also breaks fresh ground in its use of new evidence to reconstitute More's beliefs on Henry VIII and the royal supremacy, on the power of Parliament, on the power of the papacy and of the General Council of the Roman Catholic Church. To the question 'For what did More so silently die?' we now have a better informed, if no less controversial, answer." "But who was the historical More? Which of the many characterisations that have attached to his name, some plainly incompatible, are upheld by the sources? In this new study we are, taken behind the facade, to understand better the substructure of evidence on which biographers must construct their works. We see not only the different portrayals that have arisen to explain or condemn or exculpate, but are also given a sense of what we can and cannot know about Thomas More, laying bare those points of transition between the sustainable and the conjectural."--Jacket
The cardinal's court ; the impact of Thomas Wolsey in Star Chamber by J. A Guy( Book )

18 editions published in 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 567 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Om den engelske kardinal og politiker Thomas Wolsey (ca. 1473-1530) under Henry VIII der spillede en væsentlig rolle i Court of Star Champer
Reassessing the Henrician Age : humanism, politics, and reform, 1500-1550 by Alistair Fox( Book )

9 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 513 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The reign of Elizabeth I : court and culture in the last decade by J. A Guy( Book )

18 editions published between 1995 and 1999 in English and held by 497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book is about the politics and political culture of the 'last decade' of the reign of Elizabeth I, in effect the years 1585 to 1603. It argues that this period was so distinctive that it amounted to the second of two 'reigns'. It also invites readers, at times provocatively, to take a critical look at the declining Virgin Queen." "Many teachers and their students have failed to consider the 'last decade' in its own right, or have ignored it, having begun their accounts in 1558 and struggled on to the defeat of the Armada in 1588. Only two major political surveys have been attempted since 1926. Both consider mainly the war with Spain and the politics of war, and each allots inadequate space to Crown patronage, puritanism and religion, society and the economy, political thought, and literature and drama. This book, written by some of the leading scholars of their generation, will be indispensable to a fuller understanding of the age."--Jacket
My heart is my own : the life of Mary Queen of Scots by J. A Guy( Book )

22 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and Spanish and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is a dramatic reinterpretation of the life of Mary, Queen of Scots. Crowned Queen of Scotland at nine months of age, and Queen of France at 16, at 18 Mary ascended the throne that was her birthright and began ruling one of the most fractious courts in Europe, riven by religious conflict and personal lust for power. She rode out at the head of an army in both victory and defeat; saw her second husband assassinated, and married his murderer. She was a woman so magnetic, so brilliant in conversation that her cousin, Elizabeth I, refused to meet her in the course of their lifetimes for fear of being overshadowed or outwitted. At 25 she entered captivity at the hands of her rival queen, from which only death would release her. The life of Mary Stuart is one of unparalleled drama and conflict. From the labyrinthine plots laid by the Scottish lords to wrest power for themselves, to the efforts made by Elizabeth's ministers to invalidate Mary's legitimate claim to the English throne, John Guy returns to the archives to explode the myths and correct the inaccuracies that surround this most fascinating monarch. He also explains a central mystery: why Mary would have consented to marry - only three months after the death of her second husband, Lord Darnley - the man who was said to be his killer, the Earl of Bothwell. He also solves, through careful re-examination of the Casket Letters, the secret behind Darnley's spectacular assassination at Kirk o'Field. With great pathos, Guy illuminates how the imprisoned Mary's despair led to a reckless plot against Elizabeth - and thus to her own execution. The portrait that emerges is not of a political pawn or a manipulative siren, but of a shrewd and charismatic young ruler who relished power and, for a time, managed to hold together a fatally unstable country. The book is a work of historical scholarship that offers radical new interpretations of an ancient story. - Publisher
The Court of Star Chamber and its records to the reign of Elizabeth I by J. A Guy( Book )

6 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Law and social change in British history : papers presented to the Bristol Legal History Conference, 14-17 July 1981 by Bristol Legal History Conference( Book )

11 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A daughter's love : Thomas & Margaret More by J. A Guy( Book )

10 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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. -- BOOK JACKET
Henry VIII & his six wives by J. A Guy( Book )

12 editions published between 1995 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A short history of Henry VIII, one of the most enigmatic and colourful figures in English history. But what was Henry really like? Find out about life at the King's court, his European military campaigns and what happened to those who disobeyed him. This book shows, with the use of over 100 illustrations in full colour, the truth about Henry VIII
Christopher St. German on chancery and statute by J. A Guy( Book )

10 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tudor and Stuart life by J. A Guy( Book )

11 editions published between 1995 and 2004 in English and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A short history of life in the 16th and 17th centuries under the Tudor and Stuart monarchs. This fascinating book covers all the important events that changed the course of history, including Henry VIII's divorce and establishment of the Church of England, the colonisation of America and the Civil War between Roundheads and Cavaliers. Over 100 colourful illustrations, many from contemporary paintings, take you on a voyage of discovery, from the daily lives of ordinary people to Sir Francis Drake's adventures on the high seas." "What important scientific discoveries were made? What sort of clothes did people wear? What was the average life expectancy?" "From Henry Tudor's victory at Bosworth Field to the elegant age of Queen Anne, discover the world of Tudor and Stuart life. Book jacket."--Jacket
Politics, law and counsel in Tudor and early Stuart England by J. A Guy( Book )

7 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Victoria by J. A Guy( Book )

7 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A short history of the life and times of Queen Victoria, one of Britain's most powerful and long-serving monarchs. With the advent of photography, Victoria and her large family were the first 'visible' royals. Some of those photographic records are here, with over 100 pictures showing the influential people and significant events during Victoria's reign. Book jacket."--Jacket
Elizabeth I & the Armada by J. A Guy( Book )

4 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Queen of Scots : the true life of Mary Stuart by J. A Guy( Recording )

10 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An intimate, myth-shattering new biography of Mary Queen of Scots by a premier historian that draws on a trove of newly discovered sources. Queen of Scots, the first full-scale biography of Mary in more than thirty years, offers a singularly novel, nuanced, and dramatic portrait of one of history's greatest women. John Guy draws on sources, many previously unstudied, as varied as the secret communiques of English spies and Mary's own letters. Dispelled is the ingrained popular image of Mary as a romantic leading lady, achieving her ends through feminine wiles, driven by love to murder, undone by passion and bad judgment. We come to see her as an emotionally intricate woman and an adroit diplomat, maneuvering ingeniously among a dizzying array of factions who sought to control or dethrone her
Henry VIII by J. A Guy( Book )

8 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Guy, J. A.

Guy, J.A. 1949-

Guy, John.

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Guy, John Alexander

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A daughter's love : Thomas More and his dearest MegThomas MoreThe reign of Elizabeth I : court and culture in the last decadeMy heart is my own : the life of Mary Queen of ScotsA daughter's love : Thomas & Margaret MoreHenry VIII & his six wivesTudor and Stuart lifePolitics, law and counsel in Tudor and early Stuart England