By John Guy
With the novelistic vividness that made his nationwide booklet Critics Circle Award finalist Queen of Scots “a natural excitement to read” (Washington put up BookWorld), John man brings to existence Thomas extra and his daughter Margaret— his confidante and collaborator who performed a severe position in safeguarding his legacy.
Sir Thomas More’s existence is celebrated: his competition to Henry VIII’s marriage to Anne Boleyn, his arrest for treason, his execution and martyrdom. but Margaret has been mostly airbrushed out of the tale within which she performed so vital a task. John man restores her to her rightful position during this appealing account in their relationship.
Always her father’s favourite baby, Margaret used to be such an entire student via age eighteen that her paintings earned compliment from Erasmus. She remained dedicated to her father after her marriage—and paid the associated fee in estrangement from her husband.When extra used to be thrown into the Tower of London,Margaret collaborated with him on his most renowned letters from felony, smuggled them out at nice own chance, even rescued his head after his execution. John man returns to unique resources which have been overlooked by means of generations of historians to create a dramatic new portrait of either Thomas extra and the daughter whose devotion secured his position in heritage.
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