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Description - Henry VIII by Alison Weir

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 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.

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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 non-fiction books include The Six Wives of Henry VIII, Children of England, Eleanor of Aquitaine, Henry VIII: King and Court, Mary, Queen of Scots, Katherine Swynford and Elizabeth of York. Her novels include Innocent Traitor, The Lady Elizabeth and A Dangerous Inheritance.

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