In ‘A King with a Pope in His Belly’ Dr d’Abrera treats the violent reign of Henry VIII, his break with Rome and destruction of monastic life in England. Continuing in the second volume, ‘Papists, Spaniards & Other Strangers,’ the author presents meticulously researched and documented accounts of the short reign of Edward VI, the struggles between the contenting survivors of the throne, culminating in Mary Tudor’s bloodless victory over her enemies.
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Review from Angelus website:
If you really want to understand The Reformation, the way it actually happened, this is the book you need. So often, studying history means laboring through long, tedious volumes, filled with facts but not life; not so with this book. Once you pick it up, you will find it hard to put down. It is like reading a great tale of adventure, with real, human characters, not abstract heresies. Instead of a list of dry dates and facts, you will know the major characters almost personally. This book will provide you with a much better, deeper understanding of how The Reformation happened. Even is you already know a fair amount, even if you have read quite a few other good books on the subject, this book will bring it all back to life, and in sharper focus. It is an excellent addition to any bookshelf.
About the Author
Bella Wyborn d’Abrera, who is based in London, is a graduate of Monash University in Melbourne. She completed her Masters degree at the University of St. Andrews, and was awarded a Doctorate of Philosophy by the University of Cambridge in 2003. She is also the author of The Tribunal of Zaragoza and Crypto-Judaism 1484-1515