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Description - Henry VIII (Penguin Monarchs) by John Guy

'He believed he had a special relationship with God, hence the ease with which he became mesmerized by his own legend'

Charismatic and cruel, a devout traditionalist who oversaw a cataclysmic rupture with the church; a towering figure who could not bear to meet people's eyes when he talked to them, Henry VIII remains a figure of extreme contradictions. From his glorious youth to his last, agonising, 54-inch-waisted years, John Guy looks behind the mask into Henry's mind.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780141987323
ISBN-10: 0141987324
Format: Paperback / softback
(181mm x 111mm x 10mm)
Pages: 176
Imprint: Penguin Books Ltd
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publish Date: 28-Jun-2018
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - John Guy

John Guy is a Fellow of Clare College, University of Cambridge. His bestselling books include A Daughter's Love: Thomas and Margaret More, Thomas Becket: Warrior, Priest, Rebel, Victim: A 900-Year-Old Story Retold, Tudor England, The Children of Henry VIII, and 'My Heart is My Own': the Life of Mary Queen of Scots, which won the Whitbread Biography Award and the Marsh Biography Award. He appears regularly on BBC radio and television.

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