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Winter King
Winter King: Henry VII and the Dawn of Tudor England | Thomas Penn
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Profiles Henry VII as an enigmatic and ruthless king of a country ravaged by decades of conspiracy and civil war, discussing the costs of establishing a Tudor monarchy and the ways he set the stage for Henry VIII's reign.
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Freespirit
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Packing for a holiday overseas to a cooler place😂I never have any trouble packing clothes.. my dilemma is always which books to pack 😬I have a 25 hr flight so it has to be engrossing, I want to carry it in my backpack when I go walking so it needs to be compact..do I take one large volume or 2 smaller...or 1 book and buy another one (or 2) over there??? I have narrowed it down to Winter King ( some history), A Column of Fire or Atonement? Help!

LapReader Atonement is one of my favourites. Have a safe a fun trip. 4mo
catebutler Always my dilemma too! I think each of the books you mentioned sound intriguing, I don‘t think you can go wrong with any of them. Safe travels. ✈️ 4mo
CarolynM I always travel with too many books (and inevitably buy more). Good luck deciding. Enjoy your trip - I look forward to seeing some interesting photos. 4mo
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TheBookStacker Atonement is the only one I have read of that and it is amazing! 4mo
Freespirit Thanks Alissa I think I will take Atonement @LapReader 😊 4mo
Freespirit Thanks Cate also @catebutler I am leaning toward Atonement and Winter King. I shall learn something as I travel and I will send bookish posts on the way✈️😍 4mo
Freespirit Thanks @CarolynM I always find I wish I‘d bought the other book! l will make sure I share some travel pics as I go✈️😊 4mo
Freespirit @TheBookStacker I think I will definitely pack Atonement😍 4mo
batsy Atonement was so good. Enjoy your trip! 🙂 4mo
Freespirit Thanks @batsy I'm sure I will😊 4mo
Velvetfur A 25 hour flight?!?! Where do you live? To travel that far you must live in NZ or Australia or somewhere in that part of the world, am I right? 4mo
Freespirit @Velvetfur I do live in Australia on the east coast about halfway between Sydney and Brisbane😊 4mo
Velvetfur @Freespirit Oh wow that's a heck of a journey then! I hope the jet lag doesn't get you down too much when you get back, I hope it wasn't too bad when you got there too x 4mo
Freespirit I am used to working night duty as a nurse @Velvetfur so I think it helps with the getlag😊 4mo
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StellaDz
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When people think Tudor, they think King Henry VIII. Very few think of, or write books about the man that started it all, by picking up the crown on the battlefield: King Henry VII. This is a great book, although a bit scattered in the beginning. Once it gets started, it clearly illustrates the difficulties that Henry faced and how he became the paranoid and micro-managing King that he became. And Vance reading it ❤️. #audiobook

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StellaDz
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My next #audiobook! Continuing with Simon Vance as the narrator! #currentlylistening #history #tudorengland

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Jessicav
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Henry VII is the least known of the Tudors, but in some ways the most interesting. 1485 and Bosworth Field stands out as a turning point in history, and the start of the Tudor dynasty, but it's so easy to forget how much of his reign Henry spent just consolidating power and keeping his throne. We take it for granted, but he was paranoid and forceful, doing whatever it took to stay in power. Great read, especially if you're tired of Henry 8 or Liz.

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SharonGoforth
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🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 Fantastic! This book was a very readable history of Henry VII and the beginning of the Tudor dynasty. Excellent narration by Simon Vance. I also bought this for my Kindle when it was on sale a few weeks ago so I can go back and reference it. Really well-done.

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