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Ridley, Jasper Godwin

Works: 55 works in 560 publications in 8 languages and 19,165 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Church history  Biographies 
Roles: Author, Contributor, Other
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Most widely held works about Jasper Godwin Ridley
Most widely held works by Jasper Godwin Ridley
The Freemasons : a history of the world's most powerful secret society by Jasper Godwin Ridley( Book )

52 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 1,818 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides an in-depth history of freemasonry, exploring the inner workings of the powerful secret society, refuting many of the myths about the order, and shedding new light on the contributions of the freemasons to world history
Elizabeth I : the shrewdness of virtue by Jasper Godwin Ridley( Book )

28 editions published between 1987 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,590 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Weaves history and biography to bring a portrait of Henry VIII's youngest daughter, the royal bastard of Anne Boleyn. Hesitant, indecisive, petulant, and contradictory, Elizabeth emerges from these pages as a consummate politician who transformed England from a peripheral European state into a world power
Henry VIII by Jasper Godwin Ridley( Book )

41 editions published between 1984 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 1,465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story of Henry VIII's rule and of his genius for the exercise of power
Garibaldi by Jasper Godwin Ridley( Book )

33 editions published between 1974 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 1,287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Giuseppe Garibaldi (Italian pronunciation: [d{7f0292}uzppe aribaldi]) (July 4, 1807 ? June 2, 1882) was an Italian general and politician. He is considered, with Camillo Cavour, Victor Emmanuel II and Giuseppe Mazzini, as one of Italy's "fathers of the fatherland". Garibaldi was a central figure in the Italian Risorgimento, since he personally commanded and fought in many military campaigns that led eventually to the formation of a unified Italy. He generally tried to act on behalf of a legitimate power, which does not make him exactly a revolutionary: for example, he was appointed general by the provisional government of Milan in 1848, General of the Roman Republic in 1849 by the Minister of War, and led the Expedition of the Thousand on behalf and with the consent of Victor Emmanuel II."--Wikipedia
Statesman and saint : Cardinal Wolsey, Sir Thomas More, and the politics of Henry VIII by Jasper Godwin Ridley( Book )

9 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and held by 1,198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biography of Cardinal Wolsey and Sir Thomas More
Lord Palmerston by Jasper Godwin Ridley( Book )

27 editions published between 1970 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston, KG, GCB, PC (20 October 1784? 18 October 1865), known popularly as Lord Palmerston, was a British statesman who served twice as Prime Minister in the mid-19th century. Popularly nicknamed "Pam," or "The Mongoose", he was in government office almost continuously from 1807 until his death in 1865, beginning his parliamentary career as a Tory and concluding it as a Liberal."--Wikipedia
Mussolini by Jasper Godwin Ridley( Book )

26 editions published between 1997 and 2002 in 5 languages and held by 941 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This biography of Benito Mussolini describes his upbringing in the violent society of nineteenth-century Italy and the revolutionary traditions of Italian Socialism; his suspension from school for attacking other boys with knives; his imprisonment in Switzerland as an anarchist tramp. He had numerous love affairs and became a brilliant orator and journalist. He founded the Fascist party and ordered his squads to burn down the party offices of the Communists and Socialists during four years of virtual civil war. Mussolini, having become Prime Minister and dictator after the March on Rome, showed his true colors as an empire builder and, eventually, as a racist and persecutor of the Jews
The Tudor age by Jasper Godwin Ridley( Book )

27 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in English and held by 891 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A picture of England of great beauty and violence, achievement and despair
Napoleon III and Eugenie by Jasper Godwin Ridley( Book )

16 editions published between 1979 and 1980 in English and held by 877 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Louis-Napoléon Bonaparte (20 April 1808 ? 9 January 1873) was the first President of the French Republic and, as Napoleon III, the ruler of the Second French Empire. He was the nephew and heir of Napoleon I. Elected President by popular vote in 1848, he initiated a coup d'état in 1851, before ascending the throne as Napoleon III on 2 December 1852, the forty-eighth anniversary of Napoleon I's coronation. He ruled as Emperor of the French until 4 September 1870. He holds the distinction of being both the first titular president and the last monarch of France....Doña María Eugenia Ignacia Augustina de Palafox-Portocarrero de Guzmán y Kirkpatrick, 16th Countess of Teba and 15th Marquise of Ardales (5 May 1826 ? 11 July 1920), known as Eugénie de Montijo (French pronunciation: {7f200b}[ø?eni d montixo]), was the last Empress consort of the French from 1853 to 1871 as the wife of Napoleon III, Emperor of the French."--Wikipedia
Bloody Mary's martyrs : the story of England's terror by Jasper Godwin Ridley( Book )

12 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 811 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this chronicle of a Catholic monarch's heartless rage, a nation's fear, and the unimaginable courage of the Protestants who died for their faith, Jasper Ridley explores the dark years of Mary Tudor's reign and the most extreme persecution ever to occur in England--more than three hundred victims in less than three years. Within months of her ascension to the English throne in 1553, Mary restored Roman Catholicism to the nation, reinstated papal supremacy, wedded the Spanish prince Philip, and sealed an alliance with Catholic Spain. Her marriage failed to produce an heir, however. That failure--a sign, in Mary's view, of God's displeasure with the practice of "heretic" religion in England--prompted the childless queen to initiate her purge. Thus began the fires at Smithfield, and hundreds of Protestants--among them the Anglican bishop Hugh Latimer and Archbishop of Canterbury Thomas Cranmer, as well as many prominent members of the nobility--met their death at the stake. This meticulously researched history relates their tragic, brutal, and often inspiring tale
Nicholas Ridley, a biography by Jasper Godwin Ridley( Book )

14 editions published in 1957 in English and Undetermined and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history of England by Jasper Godwin Ridley( Book )

18 editions published between 1981 and 1996 in English and German and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The law of the carriage of goods by land, sea, and air by Jasper Godwin Ridley( Book )

43 editions published between 1957 and 1982 in English and held by 407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The houses of Hanover and Saxe-Coburg-Gotha by John Clarke( Book )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When the great-grandson of James I became king in 1714, few were more disquieted at the imposition of the Elector of Hanover on the English and Scottish thrones than George I himself; it was an uncomfortable beginning to a new dynasty. The House of Hanover and Saxe-Coburg-Gotha describes the lives of the monarchs of those two houses against a background of war, American Independence and the Empire. Beautifully illustrated and accessibly written, these are the remarkable stories of the men and women - including 'mad' King George III and Queen Victoria - at the heart of English history."--Jacket
The life and times of Mary Tudor by Jasper Godwin Ridley( Book )

8 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mary Tudor, Queen Mary I of England, has been remembered for four hundred years as 'Bloody Mary'. This is the story of her reign
Tito by Jasper Godwin Ridley( Book )

25 editions published between 1994 and 2006 in 5 languages and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Levensbeschrijving van de Joegoslavische staatsman (1892-1980)
Friends apart; a memoir of Esmond Romilly & Jasper Ridley in the thirties by Philip Toynbee( Book )

2 editions published in 1954 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"'For the upper middle class, the thirties of this century were a period of strains and divisions, a period, between the economic crisis and the second war, when Edwardian appearances were precariously kept up.' In his memoir of Esmond Romilly and Jasper Ridley, both of whom were killed in the war, Philip Toynbee presents his two very different friends against this background of a social system on the brink of disintegration. The two subjects of this book never met each other, and their lives and characters were utterly dissimilar. Yet they shared a common background on which each, Esmond by his actions, Jasper by his doubting mind, made his own kind of destructive comment. Allowing his memories to develop their own pattern, Philip Toynbee turns from one friend to the other, holding up this or that aspect of their lives where they touched his--golden memories of love and friendship in a Wiltshire country house; of more sombre political gatherings in Oxford and Bloomsbury; memories of Jasper and his circle at Oxford, of Esmond and Spain and the Communist Party; of Jasper among the 'Liberal Girls', of Esmond's house at Rotherhithe. Round the figures of these young men, between their contrasting lives, crystallizes a picture of what it was like to grow up just before the last war--a picture that is the more vivid and touching being enclosed, unmodified by future events, in the past. For Jasper and Esmond were caught and kept by their early death in a vanished world; opposite poles, as he says, in 'that magnetic field which was the area of my own life'."--Jacket flap
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The Freemasons : a history of the world's most powerful secret society
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Godwin Ridley, Jasper 1920-2004

Jasper Ridley biographe, juriste

Jasper Ridley British historian and politician

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English (312)

Spanish (27)

Italian (16)

German (10)

Czech (6)

Serbian (3)

Russian (2)

Korean (2)

Elizabeth I : the shrewdness of virtueHenry VIIIGaribaldiMussoliniThe Tudor ageBloody Mary's martyrs : the story of England's terrorThe houses of Hanover and Saxe-Coburg-Gotha