William Cavendish, the father of the first Earl, dissolved monasteries for Henry VIII. Bess, his second wife, was gaoler-companion to Mary Queen of Scots during her long imprisonment in England.
In this first new biography for over 60 years, Roy Hattersley looks back over the remarkable life and enduring influence of John Wesley, leader of the second English reformation and the founder of the Methodist church.
Roy Hattersley's classic childhood memoir, with a new Introduction and Epilogue. Roy discovers that his parents weren't married and re-visits the scene of his childhood.
* The first major biography of William Booth, founder of the Salvation Army* Brilliant insights into Victorian Britain from one of our foremost social commentators
* Subtitled 'A Prejudiced History of Britain Since the War, this is a superbly iconoclastic overview of modern British history.