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The Statesman And The Fanatic: Thomas Wolsey And Thomas More

3.58  ·  Rating Details ·  19 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
Hardcover, 338 pages
Published 1982 by Constable
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Bev
Apr 13, 2016 Bev rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: biography
Enjoyed this very much is the intertwined biographies of Cardinal Woolsey and Sir Thomas Moore, both were prime ministers for King Henry VIII. Got a clear insight into the times and people, King Henry VIII and all the important incidents as they dealt with King Henry, the Pope, Kings, involvement in the ongoing war, personality, things they actually said and did. Excellent research and organization. Didn't think I would like a double biography but it was written extremely well and was able to se ...more
David Elkin
Jan 10, 2016 David Elkin rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A very different historical take on "The Man for All Seasons" view of Thomas Moore. Wolsey is portrayed as a much more man of our times, even if corrupt and greedy. I agree with Ridley that Thomas Moore is not quite the hero of the day, even if a Catholic Martyr. For my friends who have the hobby of wargaming, a must read for fans of Here I Stand game by GMT.
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Aug 23, 2010 Kathy rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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How involved church was with government. Gave up when author started talking about More's Utopia.
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