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The Reluctant Ambassador

The Life and Times of Sir Thomas Chaloner, Tudor Diplomat

Dan O'Sullivan

After serving in the household of Thomas Cromwell during the reign of Henry VIII, Thomas Chaloner became a diplomat in France, Scotland, Flanders and finally, in 1559, he was made resident ambassador at the court of Phillip II in Madrid. This biographical study examines Chaloner as a prime example of an educated, but not aristocratic man, a humanist, the translator of Erasmus’ The Praise of Folly, and astute enough to weather the storms of four Tudor monarchs.
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  • Publisher: Amberley
  • Year: 2016
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 288pp
  • Illustrated: Yes
  • Dimensions: 240x164mm
  • ISBN: 9781445651644
  • Condition: New
  • Weight: 0.6kg
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