"He fought, and won, his battles."
January 8, 2018 9:23 PM Subscribe
Henry VII's is possibly the most extraordinary story of them all. With a hunger for power, and an iron determination to hang on to the throne at all costs, he would rewrite history, seizing the crown and rebuilding the monarchy in his own image. He would become paranoid, described later as an "infinitely suspicious' ruler, a 'dark prince', his reign seen as a bleak and wintery landscape. For years I've explored his murky story of spies and informers, intrigue and extortion. And I've found that the deeper you go, the more you discover fascinating glimpses of this manipulative king who created one of the strangest regimes in history; magnificent, oppressive, and terrifying. This is the story of Henry VII, the first Tudor.
Thomas Penn, Winter King: Henry VII and the Dawn of Tudor England
What's that, you want 13 hours of BBC costume drama about Henry VII? In The Shadow of the Tower got you covered.
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