This magnificent biography of Henry VIII is set against the cultural, social and political background of his court - the most spectacular court ever seen in England - and the splendour of his many sumptuous palaces. An entertaining narrative packed with colourful description and a wealth of anecdotal evidence but also 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 listener and the serious historian.
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A concise focus with tremendous detail
- kwdayboise (Kim Day)
Another good one from Ms. Weir
Add this to Ms. Weir's other books on the people and times, and you can picture what the times were like. She moves the lens 90 degrees with each book, so the subject matter never gets boring!