By (author) Ann Wroe
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Pontius Pilate by Ann Wroe
Book DescriptionA finalist for the Samuel Johnson Prize and the W.H. Smith Award brings Pontius Pilate, the man and myth, to life. Working from classical sources, Wroe takes readers to biblical Judea under the reign of the erratic and licentious emperor Tiberius to witness the trial of Jesus, in all its confusion, from the point of view of his executioner.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780375753978
(202mm x 136mm x 25mm)
Imprint: Random House USA Inc
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Publish Date: 15-Mar-2001
Country of Publication: United States
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Perkin, Paperback (May 2004)» View all books by Ann Wroe
A young man suddenly emerged claiming to be Richard of York, the younger of the Princes in the Tower. As such, he tormented Henry vii for eight years. He tried three times to invade England and behaved like a prince. Officially, however, he was proclaimed to be Perkin Warbeck, the son of a Flemish boatman.
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Author Biography - Ann Wroe
Ann Wroe wrote her first book at the age of seven. She received her doctorate in history from Oxford University, and then joined the BBC World Service to cover the last years of communism in Europe. Since 1992 she has been the editor of the American section of The Economist; before that she was its literary editor. Her books include Lives, "Lies and the Iran-Contra Affair" and "A Fool and His Money," an account of a scandal in a French village during the Hundred Years' War. She lives in London with her husband and three sons.
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