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Wilson, Derek 1935-

Overview
Works: 128 works in 638 publications in 3 languages and 21,637 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Fiction  Church history  Detective and mystery fiction  Historical fiction  Suspense fiction  Biographies 
Roles: Author
Classifications: BR325, B
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Most widely held works by Derek Wilson
Out of the storm : the life and legacy of Martin Luther by Derek Wilson( Book )

12 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 1,225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles and examines the life of Martin Luther, exploring his achievements and faults and discussing his impact on not only Christianity but Western culture
Charlemagne by Derek Wilson( Book )

13 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 1,105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An absorbing biography of the great leader who was the bridge between ancient and modern Europe -- the first major study in more than twenty-five years. Charlemagne was an extraordinary figure: an ingenious military strategist, a wise but ruthless leader, a cunning politician, and a devout believer who ensured the survival of Christianity in the West. He also believed himself above the rules of the church, siring bastards across Europe, and coldly ordering the execution of 4,500 prisoners. Derek Wilson shows how this complicated, fascinating man married the military might of his army to the spiritual force of the Church in Rome, thereby forging Western Christendom. This is a remarkable portrait of Charlemagne and of the intricate political, religious, and cultural world he dominated."--Publisher's website
A Tudor tapestry : men, women, and society in Reformation England by Derek Wilson( Book )

21 editions published between 1972 and 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 974 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A study of the English Reformation which draws attention to the plight of the landed middle class whose fortunes were linked to the social and religious upheavals of the period
The world encompassed : Francis Drake and his great voyage by Derek Wilson( Book )

4 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 959 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the lion's court : power, ambition, and sudden death in the reign of Henry VIII by Derek Wilson( Book )

18 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and held by 956 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the Lion's Court is an illuminating examination of the careers of the six Thomases, whose lives are described in parallel - their family and social origins, their pathways to the royal Council chamber, their occupancy of the siege perilous, and the tragedies which, one by one, overwhelmed them. By showing how events shaped and were shaped by relationships and personal destinies, Derek Wilson offers a fresh approach to the political narrative of a tumultuous reign."--Jacket
The Tower : the tumultuous history of the Tower of London from 1078 by Derek Wilson( Book )

4 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 811 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reformations : a radical interpretation of Christianity and the world, 1500-2000 by Felipe Fernández-Armesto( Book )

21 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and Portuguese and held by 748 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Almost from the moment Martin Luther tacked his theses to the door, Protestants and Catholics have disagreed violently on the question of the Reformation's merits - some Catholics have traced a direct line from the Reformation to Nietzsche and the death of God, while Protestants have given it credit for everything from the rise of capitalism to the Scientific and Industrial Revolutions - but they have been as one in agreeing that the Reformation was an unprecedented event, a seismic shift in consciousness that divides the history of Christianity into before and after. Or does it? Eight years ago, world-renowned historians Felipe Fernandez-Armesto and Derek Wilson were brought together by the BBC to debate this very point. The more heatedly they argued, the more their once-rigid positions melted and merged, and they resolved to link hands in an extraordinary journey of exploration into the nature of Christianity over the past five hundred years
Peter the Great by Derek Wilson( Book )

16 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 725 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peter the Great was a giant in every way: in physical stature, willpower, enthusiasm, energy, libertinism, and refusal to accept old conventions, he stood head and shoulders above his contemporaries. He grew up in an atmosphere of fear, suspicion, and violent court rivalries. As a product of the system, Peter was, of necessity, ruthless and tyrannical, but what earned him his place in history was tearing his country from its traditional, oriental customs and beliefs and integrating it into the life of Europe. He removed the privileges of the medieval aristocracy, brought the church under state control, and ordered his courtiers and officials to adopt Western dress. He used the latest scientific and technological advances to build a modern army and navy, which he used to destroy the Swedish Empire and make Russia (with its brand-new capital, St. Petersburg) master of the Baltic. By the end of his remarkable reign, Russia was profoundly changed--and so was Europe.--From publisher description
Unquiet spirit by Derek Wilson( Book )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 707 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the aftermath of a young man's suicide, St. Thomas's College is bitterly divided by a professor's untimely death, beliefs about a haunted staircase, and rumors that the suicide victim may have been murdered"--NoveList
Hans Holbein : portrait of an unknown man by Derek Wilson( Book )

22 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in English and held by 658 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moving from the Low Countries, to Switzerland, to England, this biography sets Holbein firmly in the context of his turbulent age. It also provides a picture of renaissance espionage, revealing Holbein's involvement with the secret service
The king and the gentleman : Charles Stuart and Oliver Cromwell, 1599-1649 by Derek Wilson( Book )

10 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and held by 634 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The chronicle of the first half of the seventeenth century is, in a very real sense, an account of the conflict between Charles Stuart and Oliver Cromwell and the beliefs that impelled them. King and subject were almost exact contemporaries (nineteen months separated their birth dates). Both were possessed of a deep sense of divine mission. Both were profoundly religious. Both were immovably stubborn. Their ideals set them upon a collision course which culminated in one of the most dramatic events in our history: the execution of a reigning sovereign on Tuesday 30 January, 1649." "The King and the Gentleman intriguingly parallels the lives of the foreign-born aesthete-prince and the down-to-earth representative of a struggling squirearchy. Its publication marks a double commemoration - the quatercentenary of Cromwell's birth and the three-hundred-and-fiftieth anniversary of Charles' death."--Jacket
The Astors, 1763-1992 : landscape with millionaires by Derek Wilson( Book )

7 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 601 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a glamorous family involved in business, real estate, high society, politics, and journalism, and also the story of two societies and the elites of the world's leading nations over the course of two centuries
The circumnavigators by Derek Wilson( Book )

13 editions published between 1988 and 2003 in English and held by 528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Covers Ferdinand Magellan, Sir Francis Drake, Thomas Cavendish, John Byron, Louis Antoine de Bougainville, James Cook, Thomas and Alice Brassey, and Frances Chichester, among others
England in the age of Thomas More by Derek Wilson( Book )

12 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 523 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

England during the lifetime of Thomas More (1478-1535) was a turbulent land in the grip of the most far-reaching revolution in the nation's history. The dissolution of the monasteries, the circulation of the first printed books, the impact of new religious ideas, the collapsing power of the baronage, the cultural challenge of the Renaissance, the rapid growth of a new landed middle class -- all this turned society upside down, and matters were made worse by dramatic price inflation. Thomas More -- scholar, lawyer, churchman and ultimately martyr -- touched Tudor life at more points than most of his contemporaries, and his unique perceptiveness, shown most clearly in "Utopia", make him an excellent 'window' on to the age. [Book jacket]
The traitor's mark by Derek Wilson( Book )

10 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in English and held by 483 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the true story of the unsolved disappearance of Hans Holbein--famed portrait-painter of Henry VIII--this atmospheric historical novel plunges into an underworld of Tudor politics and intrigue. The Real Crime: Hans Holbein, King Henry VIII's portrait painter, died in the autumn of 1543. A century later a chronicler reported that the artist had succumbed to plague, yet there is no contemporary evidence to support this. Suspicions have been raised over the centuries, but the mystery of what actually happened remains unsolved to this day. Our Story: Young London goldsmith Thomas Treviot is awaiting a design for a very important jewelry commission from Hans Holbein. When the design fails to turn up, Thomas sends a servant to track Holbein down, only to discover that the painter has disappeared. In his hunt for Holbein and the lost design, Thomas is led into a morass of dangerous political intrigue, Spanish spies and courtiers that is more treacherous than he could ever have anticipated
The nature of rare things by Derek Wilson( Book )

12 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a dead man contacts him through a medium for help in catching his killer, Cambridge lecturer Nathaniel Gray is willing to play along for a while, but when his own wife disappears, the silliness of the paranormal suddenly becomes very real for the investigator
The uncrowned kings of England : the black history of the Dudleys and the Tudor throne by Derek Wilson( Book )

12 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and Russian and held by 461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The most famous of them all, Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, came the closest to marrying Elizabeth I, was her foremost favorite for 30 years and governed the Netherlands in her name, while his successor, Sir Robert Dudley, scholar, adventurer and courtier, was one of the Queen's most audacious seadogs in the closing years of her reign, but fell foul of James I. Thus the fortunes of this astonishing family rose and fell with those of the royal line they served faithfully through a tumultuous century."--Jacket
Africa, a modern history, 1800-1975 by J. O Sagay( Book )

13 editions published between 1978 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rothschild : the wealth and power of a dynasty by Derek Wilson( Book )

6 editions published between 1983 and 1988 in English and held by 436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historien om slægten Rothschild siden 1500-tallet, om den diplomatiske rolle familien har spillet i udenrigspolitikken, dens indflydelse på verdens pengemarkeder, samt om de personligheder familien har fostret
Sweet Robin : a biography of Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, 1533-1588 by Derek Wilson( Book )

11 editions published between 1981 and 1997 in English and held by 397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Out of the storm : the life and legacy of Martin Luther
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CharlemagneIn the lion's court : power, ambition, and sudden death in the reign of Henry VIIIReformations : a radical interpretation of Christianity and the world, 1500-2000Peter the GreatUnquiet spiritHans Holbein : portrait of an unknown manThe king and the gentleman : Charles Stuart and Oliver Cromwell, 1599-1649The circumnavigators