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Starkey, David

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Six wives : the queens of Henry VIII by David Starkey( Book )

27 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 2,133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Profiles the six marriages of King Henry VIII against the political drama of the Tudor era, tracing his twenty-four-year first marriage to Catherine of Aragon and subsequent whirlwind decade of new brides
Elizabeth : the struggle for the throne by David Starkey( Book )

12 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 1,964 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An abused child, yet confident of her destiny to reign, a woman in a man's world, Elizabeth I was to be famed as England's most successful ruler. This biography, by concentrating on the formative early years--from her birth in 1533 to her accession in 1558--shows how her experiences of danger and adventure formed her remarkable character and shaped her opinions and beliefs. In growing up, Elizabeth experienced every vicissitude of fortune and every extreme of condition. She was three years old at the time of her mother's execution; when she was a young woman, her step-father cut her dress off of her with a knife. She had been Princess and inheritrix of England--then bastardized and disinherited. At sixteen she was the head of a great princely household. Yet she was also an accused traitor on the verge of execution. Amid all this, she had mastered the most advanced classical curriculum of the day. But it was her lessons in the school of life that mattered more--and that taught her her humanity. David Starkey re-creates a host of extravagant characters, madcap schemes and tragic plots, while using original documents to point up the importance of the rituals of power and life at court. Elizabeth, whose own Protestant faith was personal and sophisticated, was extremely judicious in her handling of Reform, as in her choice of advisors and councilors. Here, too, is a fresh view of the famous rivalry between the daughters of Henry VIII: the pious Catholic Mary and her clever sister. While Elizabeth remained utterly devoted to her father, she was also determined not to lose her opportunity for power--and not to make the same mistakes as Mary. The skill with which she achieved her goal proved to be a sign that England had reached a watershed moment in its history. Starkey's close attention to detail and vivid storytelling ability combine to produce a narrative of these extraordinary years that reads like a novel
Six wives : the queens of Henry VIII by David Starkey( Recording )

19 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 867 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Starkey examines the rituals of diplomacy, marriage, pregnancy, and religion that were part of daily life for women at the Tudor Court
The reign of Henry VIII : personalities and politics by David Starkey( Book )

24 editions published between 1985 and 2002 in English and held by 772 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this text, David Starkey examines the personalities and politics of Henry VIII in Great Britain during the years 1509-1547
Elizabeth : apprenticeship by David Starkey( Book )

21 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 551 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By concentrating on the early years from Elizabeth's birth in 1533 to her accession in 1558, this book shows how her experiences of danger and adventure formed her remarkable character and shaped her opinions and beliefs. --from publisher description
Revolution reassessed : revisions in the history of Tudor government and administration( Book )

10 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Monarchy : from the Middle Ages to modernity by David Starkey( Book )

18 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charts the rise of the British monarchy from the War of the Roses right up until the present day monarchs of the 21st century. Entertaining, masterful and provocative, David Starkey gives us a radical reappraisal of British nationhood, culture and politics, shown through the most central institution in British life
Elizabeth by A. & E. Television Networks( Visual )

4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the most important rulers in history, Elizabeth I came to the throne at a time when England was under threat of annexation from abroad and collapse from within. When she died after a reign of 45 years, she left behind a nation protected by the greatest navy on earth and in the midst of a cultural explosion she made possible. This series explores the life and rule of the woman who gave her name to an era. A blend of dramatic re-creations and commentary brings alive the courtly intrigues and epic conflicts that shaped her reign, opens a window into the Queen's private struggles and convictions, and examines her monumental legacy
Henry : virtuous prince by David Starkey( Book )

13 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The highly-anticipated biography of Henry VIII. The significance of his reign is, at times, overshadowed by his six marriages. This book, however, will look beyond the marriages to explore the man, his obsessions, his life and his legacy
Henry VIII : a European court in England by David Starkey( Book )

15 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offering a reconstruction of Henry's Palace at Greenwich, this book also provides an evocation of the splendour and richness of incident of his reign. It was at Greenwich that Henry was born in 1491, spent two-thirds of his life and married the first of his six wives, Catherine of Aragon. Elizabeth, the daughter of Henry and his tragic second wife, Anne Boleyn, was born and christened there, his marriage with Anne of Cleves failed there and he visited the Royal Palace just three weeks before his death at Whitehall in 1547. The book provides a reassessment of Henry as a true prince of the Renaissance, presiding over a court which made London a major European cultural centre. The text is interwoven with specialist essays on such topics as armour, medals and the education of Anne Boleyn. The author's previous books include "The Struggle for Power: The Lives and Letters of the Great Tudor Dynasties"
Crown and country : a history of England through her monarchy by David Starkey( Book )

13 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charts the roller-coaster history of the monarchy, guiding you through the Abdiction Crisis to the dissolution of the marriage between Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer. A new introductory chapter looks at the wedding of Kate Middleton and Prince William, as well as many notorious royal marriages of earlier times. Rank and romance have played an important part in the story of monarchy down the ages
Monarchy( Visual )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vivid descriptions and analysis of historical personalities with costumed actors, historical locations, and portraits to visually enliven the story of the English crown from the fall of Rome to the 1660s
Henry VIII : man and monarch( Book )

10 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The year 2009 marks the 500th anniversary of Henry VIII's accession to the throne, and to celebrate this momentous occasion, leading Tudor scholars David Starkey and Susan Doran examine the extraordinary transformations - personal and political, intellectual and religious, literary, aesthetic, and linguistic - that took place during Henry's reign. Drawing on the British Library's unparalleled collections, Henry VIII explores the motives and beliefs that spurred Henry's actions, masterfully telling the story of his reign. This refreshing approach reaches beyond the myths and stereotypes surrounding this monumental historical figure and encourages readers to reassess their perceptions of the great Tudor monarch who still manages to cast a spell over our imaginations. Richly illustrated with color images from the accompanying exhibition at the British Library - including many of Henry's own annotated volumes - and including contributions from notable scholars such as Eamon Duffy and James Carley, this volume presents an unsurpassed firsthand outline of the revolutionary changes in ideas that took place during Henry's reign - and above all, in his own mind
Rivals in power : lives and letters of the great Tudor dynasties( Book )

7 editions published in 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elizabeth : the exhibition at the National Maritime Museum by David Starkey( Book )

8 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This lavishly illustrated book ties in with a major international exhibition opening at the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich on 1 May 2003. Timed to commemorate the 400th anniversary since the death of Queen Elizabeth 1 in 1603, and sponsored by Morgan Stanley, the exhibition brings together a wealth of paintings, manuscripts, fine art objects and personal effects which illuminate Elizabeth's fascinating history. Elizabeth was born at Greenwich and spent her first months at Greenwich Palace, on the site of what is now a World Heritage Site, Maritime Greenwich.The book, containing contributions from a number of well-known experts on Tudor history, will focus on Elizabeth's Court as well as her relationship with the City of London and its increasingly influential mercantile class. It will also reflect the importance of Elizabeth's maritime adventurers, and their role in creating wealth for the crown, burgeoning maritime enterprise and the beginnings of an overseas empire
Monarchy( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

David Starkey continues his multi-part examination of the English throne, with five episodes covering nearly 250 years, from Charles II to Victoria. Replete with infidelities, betrayals, and rivalries, English history emerges as a compelling family saga
The wives of Henry VIII( Visual )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The true story of the women behind the throne
Monarchy from the Middle Ages to modernity by David Starkey( )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An in-depth examination of the English Monarchy and its relationship with the people, laws, and land throughout history
David Starkey's music & monarchy( Visual )

8 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historian Dr. David Starkey hosts this four-part series exploring the impact of the British monarchy on renowned composers over the centuries. He traces British musical tradition from the reigns of Henry V through Elizabeth II. Includes performances at Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace, the chapel of King's College at Cambridge, and more. Includes music by William Byrd, Thomas Tallis, Henry Purcell, George Frederic Handel, Edward Elgar, William Walton, and others
Magna Carta and Us by David Starkey( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Six wives : the queens of Henry VIII
Alternative Names
David Starkey britischer Historiker und Autor

David Starkey British constitutional historian

David Starkey Brits auteur

David Starkey brytyjski historyk

Starkey, David R.

Starkey, David Robert 1945-

スターキー, デイヴィッド

デヴィッド・スターキー

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Covers
Elizabeth : the struggle for the throneSix wives : the queens of Henry VIIIThe reign of Henry VIII : personalities and politicsElizabeth : apprenticeshipMonarchy : from the Middle Ages to modernityHenry : virtuous princeCrown and country : a history of England through her monarchyMonarchy