Four Princes: Henry VIII, Francis I, Charles V, Suleiman the Magnificent and the Obsessions that Forged Modern Europe

Four Princes: Henry VIII, Francis I, Charles V, Suleiman the Magnificent and the Obsessions that Forged Modern Europe Author John Julius Norwich
ISBN-10 0802126634
ISBN-13 9780802126634
Year 2017-04-11
Pages 304
Language English
Publisher Atlantic Monthly Press
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John Julius Norwichthe very model of a popular historian Wall Street Journal is acclaimed for his distinctive ability to weave together a fascinating narrative through vivid detail colorful anecdotes and captivating characters Here he has crafted a bold tapestry of Europe and the Middle East in the early sixteenth century when four legendary rulers 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 was the most powerful industrious man of the time and was unanimously elected Holy Roman Emperor Suleiman the Magnificentwho stood apart as a Muslimbrought 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 achievementsand obsessions with one anotherchanged European history

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