Continuing his exploration of the pathways of British history, Timothy Venning examines the turning points of the Tudor period, though he also strays over into the early Stuart period. As always, he discusses the crucial junctions at which History could easily have taken a different turn and analyses the possible and likely results. While necessarily speculative to a degree, the scenarios are all highly plausible and rooted in a firm understanding of actual events and their context. In so doing, Timothy Venning gives the reader a clearer understanding of the factors at play and why things happened the way they did, as well as a tantalizing view of what might so easily have been different.
Key scenarios discussed in this volume include:
• Did the pretenders Lambert Simnel and Perkin Warbeck ever have a realistic chance of a successful invsasion/coup?
• If Henry Fitzroy, Henry VIII's illegitimate son, had not died young, might he have been a suitable King or at least Regent on the King's death?
• What if Edward VI had not died at 15 but reigned into the 1560s and 70s?
• How might the Spanish Armada have succeeded in landing an army in England, and with what likely outcome?
If the Allies had Fallen
By: Harold Deutsch, Dennis Showalter
By: Mark Carter
Major & Mrs Holt's Pocket Battlefield Guide to the Somme 1916/1918
By: Major and Mrs Holt
From Corunna to Waterloo
By: Gareth Glover
Inside the Afrika Korps
By: Bruce Gudmundsson
Napoleon on Campaign
By: H A Carruthers
German Tank Hunters
Edited and Introduced by: Bob Carruthers
The Silent Attack
By: Oscar Gonzalez, Thomas Steinke, Ian Tannahill
Uniforms of the German Soldier
By: Alejandro M.de Quesada