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Henry VIII: King and Court

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Description for Henry VIII: King and Court Paperback. Tells the biography of Henry VIII that 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. Num Pages: 656 pages, Illustrations (chiefly col.). BIC Classification: 1DBKE; 3JB; BGH; HBJD1; HBLH. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 197 x 131 x 37. Weight in Grams: 504.
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 brings to vibrant life the turbulent, complex figure of the King. Packed with colourful 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. ... Read more

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About Alison Weir
Alison Weir is one of Britain’s top-selling historians. She is the author of numerous works of history and historical fiction, specialising in the medieval and Tudor periods. Her bestselling history books include The Six Wives of Henry VIII, Eleanor of Aquitaine, Elizabeth of York and The Lost Tudor Princess. Her novels include Innocent Traitor, Katherine of Aragon: The True Queen ... Read more

Reviews for Henry VIII: King and Court
A glittering evocation of the Tudor Court, its splendour as well as its vulgarity...a responsive, rounded portrait
Daily Telegraph
A compelling, readable account of the life and times of the king who put England firmly on the map of power politics... Good history books ought to change the way we look at ourselves and our nation's past. Henry ... Read more

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