Henry VII

S. B. Chrimes

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July 11, 1999
400 pages, 6 1/8 x 9 1/4
42 b/w illus.
ISBN: 9780300078831
Paper

Founder of the Tudor dynasty, Henry VII was a crucial figure in English history. In this acclaimed study of the king’s life and reign, the distinguished historian S. B. Chrimes explores the circumstances surrounding Henry’s acquisition of the throne, examines the personnel and machinery of government, and surveys the king’s social, political, and economic policies, law enforcement, and foreign strategy. This edition of the book includes a new critical introduction and bibliographical updating by George Bernard.

S. B. Chrimes was from 1953 to 1974 head of the department of history at University College, Cardiff, the University of Wales. George Bernard is reader in Tudor history at the University of Southampton.

"This book is beyond question the best and fullest account of the reign written so far: Professor Chrimes has done a sober, sensible, well-structured, and magisterial job."—G. R. Elton






"The best general account of Henry VII that we have . . . admirable, lucid, reliable."—A. L. Rowse

"A valuable scholarly reassessment. . . . To the scholar and student of the period it will be extremely rewarding."—Joel Hurstfield, The Times (London)

"As definitive and accurate a biography as we are ever likely to have."—John Kenyon, Observer
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