Four Princes: Henry VIII, Francis I, Charles V, Suleiman the Magnificent and the Obsessions That Forged Modern Europe (Paperback)

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Francis I of France was the personification of the Renaissance and a highly influential patron of the arts and education.

Henry VIII, who was not expected to inherit the throne but embraced the role with gusto, broke with the Roman Catholic Church and appointed himself head of the Church of England.

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Renowned historian John Julius Norwich has crafted a bold tapestry of Europe and the Middle East in the early sixteenth century when a quartet of legendary rulers all born within a ten-year period towered over the era.

Francis I of France was the personification of the Renaissance and a highly influential patron of the arts and education. Henry VIII, who was not expected to inherit the throne but embraced the role with gusto, broke with the Roman Catholic Church and appointed himself head of the Church of England. Charles V, the most powerful and industrious man at the time, was unanimously elected Holy Roman Emperor. Suleiman the Magnificent who stood apart as a Muslim brought the Ottoman Empire to its apogee of political, military, and economic power.

Against the vibrant background of the Renaissance, these four men collectively shaped the culture, religion, and politics of their respective domains. With remarkable erudition, John Julius Norwich delves into this entertaining and layered history, indelibly depicting four dynamic characters, and how their incredible achievements and obsessions with one another changed European history.

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ISBN 9780802128096
Length (cm) 14.0000
Width (cm) 2.0000
Height (cm) 21.0000
Publisher Grove Press
Publication Date Apr 17, 2018
Pages (number) 304
Genre History, Politics, and Social Sciences
Author John Julius Norwich
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Format Paperback
Editorial Reviews

"The major achievement of the book is the very fact that Norwich takes each of the four rulers to be a piece of the same story written with often humming literary verve." - New York Times Book Review

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