The Ruler of Cheshire, by Edward Dutton

The Ruler of Cheshire, by Edward Dutton
Subtitled 'Sir Piers Dutton - Tudor Gangland and the Violent Politics of the Palatine'

Book published by Leonie Press, 190 pages. Paperback (N6494)

From the rear side cover: Beyond the control of the crown, Early Tudor Cheshire was a lawless gangland in which warring magnates battled for power. None were more ruthless than Sir Piers Dutton. Friend of Henry VIII's chief minister Thomas Cromwell, trusted servant of the king, and son of one of Cheshire's most influential families, Dutton drew upon a combination of cut-throat guile, carefully cultivated connections, and pure good luck to destroy his enemies and dominate the county palatine.

'The Ruler of Cheshire' is a story of gang warfare, rampant corruption, violent vendettas, power politics, and murder. It traces the rise of Sir Piers Dutton from wayward youth languishing in Chester jail, to trusted courtier, High Sheriff of Cheshire, scourge of the king's enemies, and figure so powerful that his rivals conceded that he could do as he wished in Cheshire and there was nothing anybody could do about it. The first detailed biography of an Early Tudor local magnate, 'The Ruler of Cheshire' makes a vital contribution to Gentry Studies as well as bringing to life one of Tudor Cheshire's most fascinating and unscrupulous characters.

Condition of the book is generally excellent. The covers are clean and bright, the spine is intact and all pages are clean, intact, unblemished and tightly bound. There is an old price printed and a small price sticker, both on the rear side cover.
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