Henry VIII - King & Court

Author(s): Alison Weir

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This magnificent new book is Alison Weir's greatest achievement: a detailed biography of Henry VIII, set against the cultural, social and political background of his court - the most magnificent court ever seen in England - and the splendour of his many sumptuous palaces. Seen from this new perspective, Henry VIII emerges as a fully-rounded and realistic personality, not the two-dimensional caricature of popular misconception. This book is not just an entertaining narrative packed with colourful description and a wealth of anecdotal evidence, but a comprehensive analytical study of the development of both monarch and court during a crucial period in English history. As well as challenging some recent theories, it offers controversial new conclusions based on contemporary evidence that has until now been overlooked. This is a triumph of historical writing which will appeal equally to the general reader and the serious historian.'A glittering evocation of the Tudor Court, its splendour as well as its vulgarity - a responsive, rounded portrait' - "Daily Telegraph".

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General Fields

  • : 9780099532422
  • : Penguin Random House
  • : Vintage
  • : 0.496
  • : September 2008
  • : 3.4 Centimeters X 12.9 Centimeters X 19.8 Centimeters
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Alison Weir
  • : Paperback
  • : 12-Aug
  • : English
  • : 942.05/2/092 B
  • : 656