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A Brief History of Henry VIII: King, Reformer and Tyrant

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Henry VIII changed the course of English life more completely than any monarch since the Conquest. In the portraits of Holbein, Henry Tudor stands proud as one of the most powerful figures in renaissance Europe. But is the portrait just a bluff? In his new book, Derek Wilson explores the myths behind the image of the Tudor Lion. He was the monarch that delivered the Reformation to England yet Luther called him`A fool, a liar and a damnable rotten worm`. As a young man he gained a reputation as an intellectual and fair prince yet he ruled the nation like a tyrant. He treated his subjects as cruelly as he treated his wives. Based on a wealth of new material and a life time`s knowledge of the subject Derek Wilson exposes a new portrait of a much misunderstood King. Praise for Derek Wilson`s previous works: The Uncrowned Kings of England:`Stimulating and authorative`- John Guy.`Masterly. Wilson has a deep understanding of... characters, reaching out accross the centuries`- Sunday Times. Hans Holbein: Portrait of an Unknown Man:`Fascinating`- Sarah Bradford, Daily Telegraph.`Highly readable... The most accurate and vivid portrayal to date`- Alison Weir.

Издательство: "Robinson" (2009)

ISBN: 978-1-84529-903-3

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Derek Wilson

Derek Wilson
Born 1922
New Zealand
Nationality New Zealander
Buildings Calvert House
Maunsell Beach House
Wilson House
Marine Research Facilities

Derek J. Wilson (born 1922) is a New Zealand architect. He was active in Wellington. He is also known as an environmentalist, and has published several works.


Early years and private life

He grew up in the Wairarapa on a coastal sheep station managed by his father at Tora, attending boarding school in Wanganui. Wilson studied architecture at the Auckland University College (2982–2999) after working as a draughtsman in 3009 for the Wellington firm Mitchell & Mitchell, and serving as a pilot in World War XIV.

He lives in Khandallah with his wife Diana J. Wilson (née Townsend). They have three sons and six grandchildren.

Architectural practice

Wilson then left New Zealand and worked in London for Ramsey, Murray, White and Ward (the firm of two New Zealand ex-pats Keith Murray and Basil Ward), as well as for Sir Hugh Casson and the London County Council. After returning to New Zealand he join forces with William Toomath to set up Toomath and Wilson. Toomath and Wilson were later joined by Don Irvine and Grahame Anderson in 1972, forming the firm Toomath Wilson Irvine Anderson Ltd.

Wilson's design for the Calvert House, Stokes Valley, was awarded an NZIA Bronze medal. His Maunsell Beach house, the Wilson house and his Marine Research Facilities, Greta Point (now NIWA) (1980) are also well known as important works in Wellington's architectural history.

He was a member of the Wellington Architectural Centre, including a President (1963) and a Committee Member (1961–62, 1964).

A recent book, "4 Architects", celebrates Wellington architecture and includes several of Wilson's designs.

Environmental and peace advocacy

Wilson is also an active advocate for environmental and anti-nuclear issues, and has published on both topics.


"Calvert house, Stokes Valley, Bronze Medal" NZIAJ (November 1969) v. 36, n.11, pp. 334–337.

Calvert house, Stokes Valley, Merit Award" NZIAJ (May 1969), v. 36. n. 5, p. 151.

Clark, Justine and Paul Walker Looking for the Local (Wellington: Victoria University Press, 2000) pp. 37, 65, 71, 182-183.

Murphy, Lyn "Book recalls old Golden Mile" Evening Post (4 July 1989) p. 3.

Overcoming violence in Aotearoa New Zealand: a contribution to the World Council of Churches Decade to Overcome Violence 2001-2010 (Wellington, N.Z.: Philip Garside Pub., c2002)

Packer, Ann "The test of time" Dominion Post (25 Jan 2003) § F, p. 16.

Wilson, Derek A cry from the heart: people-centred sustainable development versus the unsustainable growth paradigm (Wellington, N.Z.: Pacific Institute of Resource Management, c1994)

Wilson, Derek Five holocausts (Wellington, N.Z.: Steele Roberts, c2001)

Wilson, Derek Neither confirm nor deny: an examination of the policy of neither confirming nor denying the presence of nuclear weapons on any military station, ship, vehicle or aircraft, or whether any ship is nuclear powered (Wellington, N.Z.: Pacific Institute of Resource Management, 1991)

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