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  • 172

  • 9781855145078

  • 191 mm

  • 235 mm

  • 718 gram


  • 21 OCTOBER 2002

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  • 16 mm

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    The subject of both a nationwide poll and BBC special to find the greatest Briton of all time, this book lists Englands favorite 100 figures and analyzes the life and iconography of each of the top ten nominations and explores why they remain important to the nation. Paperback Published July 10th 2006 by National Portrait Gallery

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    John Cooper

    John Cooper is British author and Tudor historian. He began his academic career at Merton College, Oxford. As a Thouron Fellow, he studied for his MA at the University of Pennsylvania before returning to Oxford to research his doctorate on Tudor royal propaganda and congruently working as a Teaching Fellow at Lincoln College, Oxford. He currently teaches at the University of York.

    Johns first book, Propaganda and the Tudor State, explored the power of propaganda in Tudor England. He also worked on the Tudor desk at the Dictionary of National Biography. In 2009 he introduced and edited with Graeme Rimer and Thom Richardson, Henry VIII: Arms and the Man, the catalogue of the Henry VIII exhibition at the Tower of London. His published articles include: Governance and Politics: Centre and Localities. In The Elizabethan World, 2011; The Tudor Monarchy, introductory essay to State Papers Online; Tudor Royal Propaganda and the Power of Prayer. In Authority and Consent in Tudor England, 2002; Francis Walsingham: Elizabeths Security Chief, BBC History Magazine, October 2011; BBC History Magazine podcast on Francis Walsingham, 16 September 2011; reviews for Times Literary Supplement.

    John regularly gives public lectures on the Tudors and is an Honorary Historical Consultant for the Royal Armories Museum. Johns latest project focuses on the 16th century Palace of Westminster.

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