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Hirst, Michael 1952-

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Most widely held works by Michael Hirst
Elizabeth by Shekhar Kapur( Visual )

120 editions published between 1998 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 2,581 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

England, 1554. Henry VIII is dead. The country is divided, Catholic against Protestant. Henry's eldest daughter Mary, a fervent Catholic, is Queen. She is childless. The Catholics' greatest fear is the succession of Mary's Protestant half-sister, Elizabeth. After Mary's death, Elizabeth ascends to the throne, thrust into an edgy world of political and religious flux she struggles to protect her power, life, and independence as the court boils with intrigue and conspiracy. Elizabeth begins her reign in a land divided by bloody turmoil, and becomes a cunning strategist, weighing the counsel of her mysterious advisors, thwarting her devious rivals, and denying her own desires for the good of her country
Elizabeth : the Golden Age by Shekhar Kapur( Visual )

33 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 2,109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1585: Philip II's Catholic Spain is the most powerful empire in the world. Only England, ruled by Protestant Elizabeth, stands against him. The Queen is threatened by a depleted treasury, constant threats of assassination, and plots by Philip to install her cousin, Queen Mary of Scotland, on her throne. To which end a great armada is poised to invade England--as punishment for the capture of his treasure-ships, and to make Europe safe for Catholicism--even as Elizabeth's attention is diverted to Sir Walter Raleigh, returned from the New World with two gifts: the territory of Virginia and tobacco. Facing her greatest challenge, Elizabeth must rally her country to safeguard her kingdom, destroy her enemies, and secure her position as "Mother to her people."
The Tudors by Jonathan Rhys-Meyers( Visual )

30 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 1,286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A look at the early life of King Henry VIII, beginning after his assumption of the British throne at the age of 19
The Tudors by Jonathan Rhys-Meyers( Visual )

17 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 1,278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After failing to have his marriage to Katherine annulled, Henry appoints himself the head of the Church of England. Anne Boleyn insists that Henry remove the Queen from the picture. A royal visit to France finally prompts Anne to consummate her relationship with Henry. After failed attempts to have his marriage annulled, Henry's patience finally wears out and he marries Anne in secret. The king and new queen are disappointed that their first child is a girl, whom they christen Elizabeth
The Tudors by Michael Hirst( Visual )

18 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 1,182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Henry, now forty-five, marries Jane Seymour. Jane helps to reconcile Mary with her father, but only after Mary signs a paper admitting that she is illegitimate. Jane gives birth to a son, but dies shortly thereafter. Devastated by Jane's death, Henry locks himself away, drawing fantasy palaces, with caustic court jester Will Sommers as his sole companion. Henry then marries Anne of Cleves, a plain and unsophisticated German aristrocrat that he soon becomes disillusioned with and instead beds the seventeen year old Catherine Howard
Vikings by Vikings( Visual )

3 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and German and held by 1,033 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Journey into a thrilling ancient world in this epic new series about history's bravest and most brutally fearsome warriors; Vikings. Ragnar, a would-be Viking chieftain, longs to fulfill his destiny as an explorer and conqueror, alongside his ambitious brother Rollo and loyal wife Lagertha. But as Ragnar leads daring raids in distant realms across the ocean, treacherous forces in his Norse homeland conspire against him. Faced with shocking betrayals and the temptations of a mysterious seductress, Ragnar must wage war on the battlefield -- and within himself -- to protect his freedom, family and life
The Tudors( Visual )

5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 905 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dramatizes the latter years of King Henry the Eighth. Although he has been in power for many years and should be comfortable with his position, his life and times remain turbulent, controversial, and dramtic
Vikings by Jessalyn Gilsig( Visual )

9 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 830 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vikings returns for a gripping fourth season. Season three culminated with the extraordinary battle in Paris, where Ragnar seized victory from the jaws of defeat, but still returns to Kattegat dangerously ill. Thoughts of his death galvanize the forces who seek to succeed him as king, including his wife Queen Aslaug and his oldest son, Bjorn. Meanwhile, Lagertha continues power struggles with her calculating, former second in command, Kalf
Vikings( Visual )

6 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in English and held by 711 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vikings returns for a gripping fourth season. Season three culminated with the extraordinary battle in Paris, where Ragnar seized victory from the jaws of defeat, but still returns to Kattegat dangerously ill. Thoughts of his death galvanize the forces who seek to succeed him as king, including his wife Queen Aslaug and his oldest son, Bjorn. Meanwhile, Lagertha continues power struggles with her calculating, former second in command, Kalf
Vikings( Visual )

6 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 558 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Season Five begins with Ivar the Boneless asserting his leadership over the Great Heathen Army, while Lagertha reigns as Queen of Kattegat. Iver's murder of his brother Sigurd sets the stage for vicious battles to come, as Ragnar's sons plot their next move after avenging their father's death
Camelot( Visual )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 507 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young, visceral tale of idealism, adventure, and romance, the series re-imagines the story of legendary King Arthur
The ballad of the sad café by Simon Callow( Visual )

14 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and French and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Miss Amelia runs the town's only cafe and controls the locals through the careful distribution of her secretly brewed hooch. Her eccentric existence is threatened with the arrival of a dwarf who claims kinship and the reappearance of her rejected husband
Elizabeth : the golden age by Tasha Alexander( Book )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The year is 1588. Spain is the strongest country in the world. The Spanish king, Philip II, is a proud Catholic. England, ruled by Queen Elizabeth I, is a Protestant country. When the Catholic queen, Mary, Queen of Scots, is executed by Elizabeth, Spain is ready to attack. As the Spanish Armada sails towards England, Elizabeth prepares to protect her country, her people and her position as queen."--Cover
The Tudors : the complete series by Jonathan Rhys-Meyers( Visual )

9 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in English and Spanish and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of King Henry VIII, his six wives, and his break from the Roman Catholic Church to create the Church of England
Uncovered by Jim McBride( Visual )

6 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in Spanish and English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Julia, a beautiful art restrorer, is pulled into a shadowy world of murder when through her work, she discovers an unresolved murder from centuries ago that seems to have triggered a new wave of murders. As those closest to the painting die, it becomes a race to find out who is behind the murders- and why- before she becomes the next victim."--Container
Vikings by Michael Hirst( Visual )

19 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in English and French and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ragnar, a would-be Viking chieftain, longs to fulfill his destiny as an explorer and conqueror, alongside his ambitious brother Rollo and loyal wife Lagertha. But as Ragnar leads daring raids in distant realms across the ocean, treacherous forces in his Norse homeland conspire against him. Faced with shocking betrayals and the temptations of a mysterious seductress, Ragnar must wage war on the battlefields - and within himself - to protect his freedom, family and life
King takes queen by Elizabeth Massie( Book )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dissent rises in the kingdom of King Henry VIII of England. The king's ongoing dispute with the papacy over a desire for annulment is about to incite the Reformation, and his next step is to appoint a new archbishop in order to obtain his long-awaited marriage to Anne Boleyn. All crests that once bore the initials "H & K" are promptly replaced with an intertwining "H & A," the first of many significant changes to come. The birth of the new royal couple's first child, Princess Elizabeth, is followed by the death of Katherine of Aragon. New legislation decrees that any who dare commit an act against the king - or the kingdom's newfound beliefs - will face extreme consequences. With her husband growing increasingly impatient, it becomes apparent that the only crime Anne could commit against her king would be to deny him a male heir. As pressures rise in the kingdom, those who once found themselves in the king's good graces foresee a somber end to their reign. This rich novelization of season two of The Tudors follows the complicated relationship between Henry and Anne through to its historically significant and dramatic conclusion
Elizabeth, the golden age( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Queen Elizabeth's reign is threatened by familial betrayal and Spain's invading army. She and her shrewd advisors must act to safeguard the lives of her people. When the dashing seafarer Walter Raleigh captures her heart, Elizabeth is forced to make her most tragic sacrifice for the good of her country. A tale of one woman's crusade to control her love, destroy her enemies, and secure her position as a beloved icon of the western world
Vikings( Visual )

12 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Armed with more power and greater responsibility, Ragnar's desire to seek out and conquer new kingdoms remains unquenchable. Loyalties shift as friends turn to foes and unlikely alliances are formed. Amidst all the war and political confusion, not a single soul is spared in the name of supremacy
The Tudors : it's good to be king : final shooting scripts 1-5 for the Tudors from Showtime Networks Inc. by Michael Hirst( Book )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Tudors is an intimate, delicious, and daring drama revealing the early years of Henry VIII, an idealistic, lustful tyrant torn between bedding wives and mistresses and conquering Europe. This is not the story of the old, fat Henry you've read about in history books. At eighteen, the throne and the entire world became his. Young, sexy, and the most powerful man of his time, the king was known for his good looks and athletic prowess. He was so arrogant that he despised dealing with the consequences of his actions. King Henry executed people with little excuse, and single-handedly tore apart the Roman Catholic Church, the most powerful institution in medieval Europe. Passionate, vibrant, and scandalous, he forever altered the course of history. The Tudors, a Showtime Original Series starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers, brings to life Henry's tumultuous early years in exquisite fashion. THE BOOK ALSO INCLUDES a foreward by Michael Hirst, creator and executive producer, eight pages of lush, full-color photos, detailed essays about the Tudor era and dynasty Tune into The Tudors on Showtime -- Sundays at 10pm starting April 1st
 
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Elizabeth : the golden ageKing takes queenThe Tudors : it's good to be king : final shooting scripts 1-5 for the Tudors from Showtime Networks Inc.
Alternative Names
Michael Hirst anglický scenárista

Michael Hirst britisk manusforfattar

Michael Hirst britisk manusforfatter

Michael Hirst britisk manuskriptforfatter

Michael Hirst Brits scenarioschrijver

Michael Hirst brittisk manusförfattare

Michael Hirst englischer Drehbuchautor und Produzent

Michael Hirst sceneggiatore e produttore televisivo inglese

Μάικλ Χιρστ Άγγλος συγγραφέας

Майкл Хёрст

Майкл Хёрст британский сценарист и продюсер

Майкл Ҳёрст

מייקל הריסט

مایکل هرست فیلمنامه‌نویس بریتانیایی

迈克尔·赫斯特 (作家)

麥可·赫斯特

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