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Jasper Tudor: Godfather of the Tudor Dynasty by Debra Bayani

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Jasper Tudor: Godfather of the Tudor Dynasty by Debra Bayani

Post  Susan Abernethy on Mon Aug 10, 2015 11:29 pm

Jasper Tudor was the half-brother of King Henry VI of England and the uncle of King Henry VII.  For his entire life, he was loyal to the Lancastrian cause during the Wars of the Roses.  His support of his nephew was pivotal in the emergence of the Tudor dynasty.  Before now there has not been a comprehensive biography of this enigmatic figure.

Debra Bayani had an incredible journey researching and writing this book.  She says in the preface she learned about Jasper while reading an historical novel and was amazed to learn there had been no biography written about him.  She immediately began doing research, traveling to Wales to find sources.  She says it was not her intention to write his definitive biography but I think she has come pretty close.

It is clear in reading Bayani’s work she has gone to incredible lengths to get as much information as possible.  There is great detail on the estates and incomes Jasper was rewarded for his loyalty to the Lancastrian kings as well as his whereabouts and travels.  The wheel of fortune had wild turns for him as it did for many noblemen during the Wars of the Roses.  For all intents and purposes, he acted as father to Henry Tudor who lost his biological father before he was born.

Of particular interest to me was the information on Jasper and Henry’s exile in Brittany and France and their efforts to raise troops and funds to invade England in an attempt to take the throne.  Bayani gives us lots of particulars on this crucial mission.  Jasper was amply rewarded for his support after the Battle of Bosworth.  This book is filled with numerous pictures of places related to Jasper’s life.  The author has also included an appendix section of many Welsh poems related to Jasper.  In my opinion Bayani has done a terrific job writing this book and I highly recommend it for lovers of Tudor history.

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Re: Jasper Tudor: Godfather of the Tudor Dynasty by Debra Bayani

Post  princess garnet on Thu Aug 20, 2015 6:51 pm

Thanks for this!
Having read a number of Tudor novels, Jasper Tudor seems to be "just there" in the storyline. In non-fiction, Jasper does get mentioned about related activities but not enough information about him as a person.

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