John Guy


Born
in Warragul, Victoria, Australia
January 16, 1949

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John Guy is recognised as one of Britain's most exciting and scholarly historians, bringing the past to life with the written word and on the broadcast media with accomplished ease. He's a very modern face of history.

His ability for first class story-telling and books that read as thrillingly as a detective story makes John Guy a Chandleresque writer of the history world. Guy hunts down facts with forensic skill, he doesn't just recite historical moments as they stand; he brings names and faces to life in all their human achievements and weaknesses. He looks for the killer clues so we can see how history unfolded. Like a detective on the trail of a crime, he teases out what makes his subjects tick. With his intimate knowledge of the archive
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Henry VIII: The Quest For Fame

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“Learning that flowered in days of yore In these our times is thought a bore. Once knowledge was a well to drink of; Now having fun is all men think of.”
John Guy, Thomas Becket: Warrior, Priest, Rebel

“Canterbury, despoiled of her goods,”
John Guy, Thomas Becket: Warrior, Priest, Rebel

“If there is any debate about peace, do not discuss each clause with excessive subtlety, for exactness produces contention and contention excites and ignites the dangerous flames of hatred.” Consider the bigger picture and the damage that will accrue to the church if you persist in your quarrel,”
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