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Description - Henry VIII by Alison Weir

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 Daily Telegraph'Weir has used colourful, fresh material (much of it from unpublished archives and letters), to recreate early sixteenth-centu

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780099532422
ISBN-10: 0099532425
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 129mm x 34mm)
Pages: 656
Imprint: Vintage
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 18-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Alison Weir

Alison Weir lives and works in Surrey. Her books include Britain's Royal Families, Elizabeth the Queen and Eleanor of Aquitaine.

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