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The children of Henry VIII

Author: John Guy
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Nothing consumed Henry VIII, England's wealthiest and most powerful king, more than his desire to produce a legitimate male heir and perpetuate the Tudor dynasty. To that end he married six wives, became the subject of the most notorious divorce case of the sixteenth century, and broke with the pope, all in an age of international competition and warfare, social unrest, and growing religious intolerance and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Biography
Named Person: Henry, King of England; Edward, King of England; Jane Grey, Lady; Mary, Queen of England; Elizabeth, Queen of England; Edward, King of England; Elizabeth, Queen of England; Jane Grey, Lady; Henry, King of England; Mary, Queen of England
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Guy
ISBN: 0192840908 9780192840905
OCLC Number: 859394712
Description: xv, 258 pages : illustrations (some color)
Contents: In the beginning --
Smoke and mirrors --
Prince or princess? --
Sons and lovers --
A family feud --
Ruling from the grave --
Faith and exclusion --
Sisters, rivals, queens --
Uncharted waters.
Other Titles: Children of Henry the 8th
Children of Henry the Eighth
Responsibility: John Guy.

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John Guy is that rare cross: a scholar who also writes for the popular market. It shows here, as he sketches with verve and fluency the education and the beliefs, as well as, briefly, the reigns of Read more...

 
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