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Riassunto: First published in 1962, Jasper Ridley's biography of Thomas Cranmer, leader of the English Reformation and Archbishop of Canterbury under Henry VIII, Edward VI and Mary I, examines the attitude of Cranmer's biographies and critics from Morice and Harpsfield to Pollard and Belloc, but draws its facts exclusively from contemporary authorities, subjecting their statements to careful scrutiny, and presenting a considerable amount of material for the first time, ignored by all previous biographers.
Ridley threw new light on many old controversies and put forward a new interpretation of Cranmer's recantations and retraction, presenting a picture of Cranmer which surprised traditionalists of both the 'pro-Cranmer' and 'anti-Cranmer' schools.
'This is how an historical biography ought always to be written.' Times Literary Supplement
'May be taken as a model for biographies of this nature.' Times Educational Supplement
'Admirable and scholarly examination of one of the most problematic characters of the sixteenth century . . . a most important book which provides light instead of heat.' Tablet
'Likely to remain the definitive life for a long time . . . a fascinating story which, though severely historical, is more enthralling than most novels.' Daily Telegraph
About the Author:
Jasper Godwin Ridley was known for historical biographies. He received the 1970 James Tait Black Memorial Prize for his biography Lord Palmerston.
Ridley was educated at Magdalen College, Oxford and also at the Sorbonne. He trained and practiced as a barrister before starting to write. During WWII, he was a conscientious objector and was, by his own account, violently abused while in a detention camp.
He served on St Pancras Borough Council from 1945-49, and stood, unsuccessfully, as Labour Party candidate for Winchester in 1955.
Titolo: Thomas Cranmer
Casa editrice: Oxford University Press
Data di pubblicazione: 1966
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro Oxford University Press, 1966. Condizione libro: Good. 1966. 450 pages. Good condition paperback; as expected for age. Cards, pages, and binding are presentable with no major defects. Minor issues may exist such as shelf wear, inscriptions, light foxing and tanning. Codice libro della libreria 1499882928NLA
Descrizione libro Oxford University Press. PAPERBACK. Condizione libro: Good. 0198811047 some shelfwear but still NICE!. Codice libro della libreria Z0198811047Z3
Descrizione libro Oxford University Press. Paperback. Condizione libro: GOOD. Good clean copy with no missing pages might be an ex library copy; Possibly may have minor marginal notes and or highlighting. Codice libro della libreria 2669543249
Descrizione libro Oxford University Press, 1966. Paperback. Condizione libro: VERY GOOD. Very good condition. Large orange softocver, Oxford Univ Press, 1966. Slight cover wear; "x" on first page otherwise unmarked. **We provide professional service and individual attention to your order, daily shipments, and sturdy packaging. FREE TRACKING ON ALL SHIPMENTS WITHIN USA. Codice libro della libreria 48380
Descrizione libro Oxford University Press, 1966. Soft cover. Condizione libro: Fine. Pbk 450pp light rubbing to extremities otherwise an unread copy excellent clean tight unmarked almost as new. Codice libro della libreria A1002
Descrizione libro Oxford University Press, 1966. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 198811047