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Henry VIII : the life and rule of England's Nero

Author: John Matusiak
Publisher: Stroud, Gloucestershire : The History Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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500 years after he ascended the throne, the reputation of England's best known king is, it seems, being rehabilitated and subtly sanitised. Here, Tudor historian John Matusiak paints an absorbingly intimate portrait of a man wholly unfit for power: his personality, his beliefs, his relationships, his follies, his hollow triumphs, his bitter disappointments.
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Genre/Form: History
Biography
Named Person: Henry, King of England; Henry, King of England; Heinrich, England König; Henrik, kung av England
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Matusiak
ISBN: 9780752497075 0752497073 9780750960892 0750960892
OCLC Number: 860387210
Description: 319 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (black and white) ; 24 cm
Contents: The Child Within the Man --
A Prince Beyond Improvement --
The Golden World of Coeur Loyall --
Brought Up Out of Nought --
Palace of Illusions --
Defender of the Faith --
Puissance and Penury --
Impulse Born of Passion --
The Infinite Clamour of Deadlock --
Plenary, Whole and Entire Power --
The Lion Learns His Strength --
Who Hastes to Climb Seeks to Revert --
Opinionate and Wilful.
Responsibility: John Matusiak.

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This compelling new account of Henry VIII is by no means yet another history of the `old monster' and his reign. For Henry VIII was not only a bad man, but also a bad ruler who failed to achieve his  Read more...

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"Excellent throughout, an acid-etched and bracingly caustic examination of Henry s reign that for once doesn t waste readers time with endless petticoat-obsessions about the infamous six wives. Read more...

 
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