Biographies on Henry VIII King of England

  Biographies on Henry VIII King of England

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Title: Henry VIII

Charismatic, insatiable and cruel, Henry VIII was, as John Guy shows, a king who became mesmerized by his own legend - and in the process destroyed and remade England.
Author(s): John Guy
ISBN 13: 9780141977126
Pages: 160
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Title: Henry VIII

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Author(s): Albert Frederick Pollard
ISBN 13: 9781357332235
Pages: 486
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Title: Henry VIII and His Court

Author(s): Muhlbach, Luise
ISBN 13: 9780554386812
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Title: The Six Wives of Henry VIII

"Brilliantly written and meticulously researched...Alison Weir is adept at bringing to life these historical figures."
SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE
Henry VIII is perhaps England's most infamous monarch, especially when it comes to matters of the heart. He was married to six distinctly different women, and in this richly detailed and meticulously researched history, these remarkable, often misunderstood queens come to life once again. Their full histories and personalities emerge at last, giving voices to the six extraodinary women who left their distinctive marks on the English throne and thereby changed the course of British history.

Undoubtedly England's best-known monarch, Henry VIII continues to fascinate readers--owing almost entirely to his celebrated six marriages. Yet the six unique women who wed the tempestuous Tudor king have all but been reduced to a collective historical footnote. In this evocative biography, Henry's intriguing queens take center stage at last. 16 illustrations.

Author(s): Alison Weir
ISBN 13: 9780802136831
Pages: 656
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Title: The Children of Henry VIII

"Fascinating . . . Alison Weir does full justice to the subject."
—The Philadelphia Inquirer

At his death in 1547, King Henry VIII left four heirs to the English throne: his only son, the nine-year-old Prince Edward; the Lady Mary, the adult daughter of his first wife Katherine of Aragon; the Lady Elizabeth, the teenage daughter of his second wife Anne Boleyn; and his young great-niece, the Lady Jane Grey. In this riveting account Alison Weir paints a unique portrait of these extraordinary rulers, examining their intricate relationships to each other and to history. She traces the tumult that followed Henry's death, from the brief intrigue-filled reigns of the boy king Edward VI and the fragile Lady Jane Grey, to the savagery of "Bloody Mary," and finally the accession of the politically adroit Elizabeth I.

As always, Weir offers a fresh perspective on a period that has spawned many of the most enduring myths in English history, combining the best of the historian's and the biographer's art.

"Like anthropology, history and biography can demonstrate unfamiliar ways of feeling and being. Alison Weir's sympathetic collective biography, The Children of Henry VIII does just that, reminding us that human nature has changed—and for the better. . . . Weir imparts movement and coherence while re-creating the suspense her characters endured and the suffering they inflicted."
—The New York Times Book Review  

Author(s): Alison Weir
ISBN 13: 9780345407863
Pages: 416
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Title: 1536: The Year That Changed Henry VIII

Author(s): Suzannah Lipscomb
ISBN 13: 9780745953328
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Title: Henry VIII: The King and His Court

“WEIR’S BOOK OUTSHINES ALL PREVIOUS STUDIES OF HENRY. Beautifully written, exhaustive in its research, it is a gem. . . . She succeeds masterfully in making Henry and his six wives . . . come alive for the reader.”
–Philadelphia Inquirer

Henry VIII, renowned for his command of power and celebrated for his intellect, presided over one of the most magnificent–and dangerous–courts in Renaissance Europe. Never before has a detailed, personal biography of this charismatic monarch been set against the cultural, social, and political background of his glittering court. Now Alison Weir, author of the finest royal chronicles of our time, brings to vibrant life the turbulent, complex figure of the King. Packed with colorful description, meticulous in historical detail, rich in pageantry, intrigue, passion, and luxury, Weir brilliantly renders King Henry VIII, his court, and the fascinating men and women who vied for its pleasures and rewards. The result is an absolutely spellbinding read.

Author(s): Alison Weir
ISBN 13: 9780345437082
Pages: 656
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Title: The Wives of Henry VIII

The six-week New York Times bestselling history of the legendary six wives of Henry VIII--from an acclaimed biographer. "Admirably succeed(s) in bringing to life the six women who married England's ruler. . . ."--New York Times Book Review. 16 color plates. 32 pages of illustrations.

The six-week New York Times bestselling history of the legendary six wives of Henry VIII--from an acclaimed biographer. "Admirably succeed(s) in bringing to life the six women who married England's ruler. . . ."--New York Times Book Review. 16 color plates. 32 pages of illustrations.

Author(s): Antonia Fraser
ISBN 13: 9780679730019
Pages: 496
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Title: Henry VIII

This new edition of Lucy Wooding's Henry VIII is fully revised and updated to provide an insightful and original portrait of one of England's most unforgettable monarchs and the many paradoxes of his character and reign.
Author(s): Lucy Wooding
ISBN 13: 9781138831414
Pages: 368
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Title: Henry VIII and his queens

Author(s): D.M. Loades
ISBN 13: 9780750925013
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Title: Henry VIII

Author(s): David Loades
ISBN 13: 9781445607047
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