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Smith, Lacey Baldwin 1922-2013

Overview
Works: 87 works in 339 publications in 2 languages and 13,674 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Church history  Sources  Outlines and syllabi  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: DA355, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Lacey Baldwin Smith
Henry VIII: the mask of royalty by Lacey Baldwin Smith( Book )

39 editions published between 1971 and 1987 in English and held by 2,184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biografi der koncentrerer sig om Henrik VIII's personlighed
The Horizon book of the Elizabethan world by Lacey Baldwin Smith( Book )

13 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 1,965 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the colorful and adventurous 16th century when the world swung suddenly from the medieval to the modern age
This realm of England, 1399-1688 by Lacey Baldwin Smith( Book )

29 editions published between 1966 and 2001 in English and held by 1,372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elizabeth Tudor : portrait of a queen by Lacey Baldwin Smith( Book )

10 editions published between 1975 and 1976 in English and held by 1,073 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Elizabethan world by Lacey Baldwin Smith( Book )

17 editions published between 1966 and 2015 in English and held by 958 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Elizabethan World was a world remade. At the dawn of the sixteenth century, Europe was emerging from an age of ignorance and uncertainty. New lands were being discovered and old ones revitalized. People abandoned the ideals of medieval times to make startling advances in technology, science, and art. Here, award-winning historian Lacey Baldwin Smith vividly brings to life the story of Queen Elizabeth - perhaps the most influential sovereign in England's history - and the age she created.During her reign, Queen Elizabeth, last of the Tudor monarchs, presided over developments that still shape and inform our lives and culture today, including her patronage of William Shakespeare, the formation of the Church of England, victory over the Spanish Armada, even the execution of Mary Queen of Scots. Smith's keen eye for detail and sense of how those details have echoed through the centuries make this book essential reading for anyone who wants to understand how history works
Fools, martyrs, traitors : the story of martyrdom in the Western world by Lacey Baldwin Smith( Book )

16 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and held by 931 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this engrossing exploration of martyrdom, Lacey Baldwin Smith takes us on a riveting journey through history as he examines one of the most baffling characteristics of the human species: its willingness to die to sanctify a deity, to defend a cause, or simply to prove a point. In telling the stories of his chosen martyrs, by delving into their psyches, politics, and remarkable personalities, he illuminates the complex and elusive subject of martyrdom as it has evolved over two and a half millennia. The story starts with Socrates, the Western world's first recorded martyr, and moves on to Judaic and early Christian martyrs: the Maccabees and their heroic suffering; Jesus of Nazareth and the impact of the crucifixion on his message; and Saint Perpetua, who died spectacularly in a Roman amphitheater. The narrative then transports us to England: to Archbishop Thomas Becket and his sensational murder at the altar of his own cathedral in Canterbury; to Sir Thomas More, who died Henry VIII's "good servant but God's first" ; to the Protestant martyrs under Catholic Mary Tudor; and to Charles I, the only English king to be tried and executed as a traitor. The concluding chapters cover modern martyrdom as it has become increasingly secularized and entangled with treason. They include John Brown, whose "body lies a-mouldering in the grave but whose soul" goes marching on, Mahatma Gandhi and his school for martyrs, the Holocaust and its impact on modern Jewish thought, Dietrich Bonhoeffer and the unsuccessful attempts to assassinate Hitler, and Julius and Ethel Rosenberg's execution for giving secret information about the atomic bomb to the USSR. The book ends with the troubling figure of SS Lieutenant Kurt Gerstein and the ultimate question: Is there such a person as a totally disinterested martyr' Fools and traitors to some, heroes to others, all the men and women who appear here have helped shape our definition of martyrdom. The questions Lacey Baldwin Smith raises, and the way he brings the past to life, make this a uniquely compelling book
Treason in Tudor England : politics and paranoia by Lacey Baldwin Smith( Book )

22 editions published between 1986 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 859 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lacey Baldwin Smith re-evaluates the Tudor mania for conspiracy in the light of psychological and social impulses peculiar to the age. Originally published in 1986. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly h
A Tudor tragedy; the life and times of Catherine Howard by Lacey Baldwin Smith( Book )

34 editions published between 1961 and 1964 in 3 languages and held by 845 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Queen was accused of having been a woman of "abominable carnal desires" who had craftily and traitorously misled her royal spouse into believing she was "chaste and of pure, clean, and honest living." Worse still, she had followed "daily her frail and carnal lust" and had actually "conspired, imagined, and encompassed" the final destruction of the King. This book is an analysis of a life and a multitude of circumstances that culminated in violent death; a study of how chance and personality, morality and adultery, deliberate malice and good intentions, when operating within the limits set by environment, can create a single act in time, the swift descent of the executioner's axe
Tudor prelates and politics, 1536-1558 by Lacey Baldwin Smith( Book )

16 editions published between 1953 and 1960 in English and held by 535 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Elizabethan epic by Lacey Baldwin Smith( Book )

18 editions published between 1963 and 1969 in English and Undetermined and held by 364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Past speaks : sources and problems in British history( Book )

5 editions published between 1981 and 1993 in English and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A History of England( Book )

6 editions published between 1966 and 1996 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elizabeth I( Book )

2 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Catherine Howard by Lacey Baldwin Smith( Book )

2 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of Henry VIII's fifth wife, beheaded for playing Henry at his own game - adultery
World history in outline by Lacey Baldwin Smith( Book )

2 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essentials of world history by Jean Reeder Smith( Book )

2 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces in outline form the major events of world history from the dawn of civilization to the present
Anne Boleyn : the queen of controversy : a biographical essay by Lacey Baldwin Smith( Book )

4 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a biography of Anne Boleyn, one of the most famous and influential women of the Tudor era. It features a startling new discovery about why she was executed
English history made brief, irreverent, and pleasurable by Lacey Baldwin Smith( Book )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Here at last is a history of England that is designed to entertain as well as inform and that will delight the armchair traveler, the tourist or just about anyone interested in history. No people have engendered quite so much acclaim or earned so much censure as the English: extolled as the Athenians of modern times, yet hammered for their self-satisfaction and hypocrisy. But their history has been a spectacular one. The guiding principle of this book's heretical approach is that history is not everything that happened, but what is worth remembering about the past. . . Thus, its chapters deal mainly with Memorable History in blocks of time over the centuries. The final chapter The Royal Soap Opera, recounts the achievements, personalities and idiocies of the royal family since the arrival of William the Conqueror in 1066. Spiced with dozens of hilarious cartoons from Punch and other publications, English History will be a welcome and amusing tour of a land that has always fascinated Anglophiles and Anglophobes alike
A History of England( Book )

1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A History of England( Book )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Fools, martyrs, traitors : the story of martyrdom in the Western world
Alternative Names
Baldwin Smith, Lacey 1922-

Baldwin Smith, Lacey 1922-2013

Lacey Baldwin Smith American historian

Lacey Baldwin Smith Amerikaans historicus (1922-2013)

Smith, Lacey B.

Smith, Lacey B. 1922-

Smith, Lacey Baldwin, 1922-

Languages
English (237)

Danish (2)

Covers
This realm of England, 1399-1688Fools, martyrs, traitors : the story of martyrdom in the Western worldTreason in Tudor England : politics and paranoiaThe Past speaks : sources and problems in British historyA History of EnglandCatherine HowardEssentials of world historyEnglish history made brief, irreverent, and pleasurable