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Blair Worden

Blair Worden is Hugh Trevor-Roper’s literary executor. His most recent book is God’s Instruments: Political Conduct in the England of Oliver Cromwell. (January 2014)

Mary Tudor during her first year as queen; painting by Hans Eworth, 1554. According to Eamon Duffy in Fires of Faith, she is wearing ‘a Tao cross on a choker of pearls at her neck, and hanging from her girdle is a gilt-enamel reliquary with emblems of the Four Evangelists. Relics were denounced and destroyed by Mary’s father and her brother: to display this restored reliquary in an official portrait was an overt declaration of the queen’s religious agenda.’

The Fires of the Rebel Queen

Lady Jane Grey: A Tudor Mystery

by Eric Ives

Fires of Faith: Catholic England under Mary Tudor

by Eamon Duffy

April 29, 2010 issue

Lyrical Historian

G.M. Trevelyan: A Life in History

by David Cannadine

Return to Essentials: Some Reflections of the Present State of Historical Study

by G.R. Elton

July 15, 1993 issue

Revising the Revolution

The Blessed Revolution: English Politics and the Coming of War, 1621–1624

by Thomas Cogswell

Charles I and the Road to Personal Rule

by L.J. Reeve

Puritans and Roundheads: The Harleys of Brampton Bryan and the Outbreak of the English Civil War

by Jacqueline Eales

Conflict in Early Stuart England: Studies in Religion and Politics, 1603–1642

edited by Richard Cust, edited by Ann Hughes

January 17, 1991 issue

Rugged Outcast

Cromwell: The Lord Protector

by Antonia Fraser

Cromwell: A Profile

edited by Ivan Roots

November 15, 1973 issue

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