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  • Thomas Cromwell

  • The Untold Story of Henry VIII's Most Faithful Servant
  • By: Tracy Borman
  • Narrated by: Julian Elfer
  • Length: 14 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 332
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 303
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 302

Thomas Cromwell has long been reviled as a Machiavellian schemer who stopped at nothing in his quest for power. As Henry VIII's right-hand man, Cromwell was the architect of the English Reformation, secured Henry's divorce from Catherine of Aragon and plotted the downfall of Anne Boleyn, and upon his arrest, was accused of trying to usurp the King himself. But here Tracy Borman reveals a different side of one of the most notorious figures in history.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • "Behind the Scenes" of Wolf Hall!

  • By JMP on 11-23-16

Great story about a interesting man.

5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-03-17

If you are a fan of midieval history you will love this book. great insight into the politics of Henry VIII court and politics.

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  • The Plantagenets

  • The Warrior Kings and Queens Who Made England
  • By: Dan Jones
  • Narrated by: Clive Chafer
  • Length: 20 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,062
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,881
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,870

The first Plantagenet king inherited a blood-soaked kingdom from the Normans and transformed it into an empire that stretched at its peak from Scotland to Jerusalem. In this epic history, Dan Jones vividly resurrects this fierce and seductive royal dynasty and its mythic world. We meet the captivating Eleanor of Aquitaine, twice queen and the most famous woman in Christendom; her son, Richard the Lionheart, who fought Saladin in the Third Crusade; and King John, a tyrant who was forced to sign Magna Carta, which formed the basis of our own Bill of Rights.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Narrative History

  • By Troy on 08-07-13

A new favorite

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Reviewed: 07-18-17

I love this book and have now finished reading it for the third time. My favorite part was the chapters about Edward III and the Black prince of Wales. Great history and very well written.