Hans Holbein by Derek Wilson
Portrait of an Unknown Man (Phoenix Giants)

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Derek Wilson developed his own distinctive attitudes towards religion, politics, and social life as he moved amoung stalwart burghers, merchant adventurers and the bejewelled denizens of a glittering court.

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Derek Wilson, one of our leading biographers and novelists, came to prominence thirty years ago, after graduating from Cambridge University, with "A Tudor Tapestry: Men Women and Society in Reformation England," This was followed by several critically acclaimed and best-selling books, such as "Rothschild: A Story of Wealth and Power; Sweet Robin: Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester; Hans Holbein: Portrait of an Unknown Man"; and, most recently, "The King and The Gentleman: Charles Stuart and Oliver Cromwell 1599-1649," He has also written and presented numerous radio and television programs. Now, after three decades of study and reflection, he returns to those themes he first explored in "A Tudor Tapestry."
Published January 1, 1996 by Weidenfeld & Nicolson.
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Arts & Photography, Education & Reference, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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As the subtitle of this intriguing speculative biography suggests, very little is known about Hans Holbein. Born in Augsburg in 1497, he encountered a Europe on the verge of great change. Perhaps he w

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