This may well be Belloc’s most interesting work. It includes Henry VIII, Anne Boleyn, Elizabeth I, St. Thomas More, Cranmer, Calvin, Mary Tudor (“Bloody Mary”), Mary Stuart (“Queen of Scots”), Cardinal Richelieu and many others–23 in all–analyzing their strengths, weaknesses, motives and mistakes and showing how this or that seemingly insignificant factor actually changed the course of history. An amazing book!
TAN Books, 1992. Softcover, 208 pp.