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Subject: Can anyone help me ID a book?
Date Posted: 11/30/2008 5:54 PM ET
Member Since: 10/2/2007
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This is a long shot, as I have very little information available...

I read a book in college, during a World History class.  The book takes place in (I believe) England, and the main characters are people involved in the Church.  There is a lot of plot revolving around someone becoming a Cardinal and/or a Bishop.

That's all I've got, unless telling you that the cover was blue is at all helpful.

Even longshot guesses would be helpful- maybe something will trigger a memory!

Any help at all is welcome!

Date Posted: 11/30/2008 7:15 PM ET
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Wow, that could be ANYTHING --lol. Do you have any idea what century, any other little tidbits?

Could it have had something to do with Thomas  Becket?

 

Date Posted: 11/30/2008 7:38 PM ET
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Yeah, I know... it's not a lot to go on.  I'd *REALLY* like to re-read it, because it was very good, and it was the first time I'd actually ENJOYED a history class.  But, it was years ago (15+ I'd guess), and the book got lost a long time ago.

I don't think it was about a real person, but I could be wrong.

I remember that there was a lot about the wives having to be somewhat proper, and socialize with the "right" crowd.  But, mainly, it was the politics of moving up the ranks in the Church.

I want to say it was 1800s?  But that's more guess than anything.

Date Posted: 11/30/2008 7:42 PM ET
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It might have been about Thomas Becket, now that I think about it.

The sad thing is, I even tried contacting the History Department of that University, and they were rather nasty about it, saying that they don't keep previous years' syllabi on record (even though I know they do- I used to help with their filing!).

I should probably just give up on it... every now and again, though, I think "gosh, I wish I had that blue book from that one history class"  LOL

Date Posted: 11/30/2008 8:20 PM ET
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Do you remember what time period you were studying when you read the book? or maybe some key events?  There is sooo much HF written about England it makes it really hard to pin point it.  What about Cardinal Wolsey?



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