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    DescriptionThis 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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    Title
    Henry VIII
    Subtitle
    King and Court
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Alison Weir
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 656
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 34 mm
    Weight: 504 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780099532422
    ISBN 10: 0099532425
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: BIO
    BIC subject category V2: HBLH, BGH
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.2
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JB
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD1
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBKE
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET030
    Ingram Theme: CULT/BRITIS
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    DC22: B
    BISAC V2.8: HIS015000
    DC22: 942.052092
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/16CNTY
    BISAC V2.8: BIO014000
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/15CNTY
    BISAC V2.8: BIO006000
    BIC subject category V2: 1DBKE, 3JB
    Thema V1.0: DNBH, NHD
    Illustrations note
    Illustrations (chiefly col.)
    Publisher
    VINTAGE
    Imprint name
    VINTAGE
    Publication date
    18 September 2008
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Alison Weir lives and works in Surrey. Her books include Britain's Royal Families, The Six Wives of Henry VIII, Children of England, Eleanor of Aquitaine, Henry VIII: King and Court, Mary, Queen of Scots, Isabella: She-Wolf of France, Queen of England, Katherine Swynford: The Story of John of Gaunt and His Scandalous Duchess, Elizabeth of York and the novels, Innocent Traitor and The Lady Elizabeth.
    Review quote
    "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 VIII: King and Court is one such book" -- Lisa Jardine Literary Review "Weir provides immense satisfaction. She writes in a pacy, vivid style, engaging the heart as well as the mind" -- Amanda Foreman Independent
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    "WEIR'S BOOK OUTSHINES ALL PREVIOUS STUDIES OF HENRY. Beautifully written, exhaustive in its research, it is a gem. . . . She succeeds masterfully in making Henry and his six wives . . . come alive for the reader." "-Philadelphia Inquirer 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, author of the finest royal chronicles of our time, brings to vibrant life the turbulent, complex figure of the King. Packed with colorful 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. The result is an absolutely spellbinding read.