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    DescriptionHenry Howard, Earl of Surrey was one of the most flamboyant and controversial characters of Henry VIII's reign. A pioneering poet, whose verse had a profound impact on Shakespeare, Surrey was nevertheless branded by one contemporary as 'the most foolish proud boy that is in England'. He was the heir of England's premier nobleman, first cousin to two of Henry VIII's wives - Anne Boleyn and Catherine Howard - and best friend and brother-in-law to the King's illegitimate son, Henry Fitzroy. Celebrated for his chivalrous deeds both on and off the battlefield, Surrey became, at only twenty-eight, the King's Lieutenant General in France. But his confident exterior masked insecurity and loneliness. A man of intriguing contradictions, Surrey was both law enforcer and law breaker, political conservative and religious reformer and his life, replete with drunken escapades, battlefield heroics, conspiracy and courtroom drama, sheds new light on the opulence and artifice of a dazzling, but deadly, age.


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    Title
    Henry VIII's Last Victim
    Subtitle
    The Life and Times of Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jessie Childs
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 416
    Width: 132 mm
    Height: 200 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 379 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780712643474
    ISBN 10: 0712643478
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21600
    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 V2.8: HIS015000
    DC22: 942.052092
    BISAC V2.8: BIO006000
    BIC subject category V2: 1DBKE, 3JB
    Thema V1.0: DNBH, NHD
    Illustrations note
    8pp colour plates; 8pp b/w plates; 1 map
    Publisher
    VINTAGE
    Imprint name
    VINTAGE
    Publication date
    07 February 2008
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Jessie Childs was born in 1976 and educated at West Heath and Stowe School. She took a first in history at Brasenose College, Oxford in 1999 and has worked in television as a researcher for historical documentaries. Her proposal for Henry VIII's Last Victim was a runner-up in the 2001 Biographers' Club/Daily Mail Prize. Her second book will tell the story of the persecuted Catholics in the reign of Elizabeth I. She lives in London.
    Review quote
    "Rarely have I felt so utterly captivated by a history book. It is stunning! Jessie Childs is a major new talent. She brings her characters to life so vividly, and the narrative just flows, packed with amazing detail. This, for me, is a surprisingly fresh view on a period with which I am very familiar." -- Alison Weir "A truly superb biography." -- A. N Wilson "Clatters along like an epic gangster movie... gripping." -- Roger Lewis Daily Express "Jessie Childs is a rising star among historians. Just when we thought everything had been said about Henry VIII she makes us see him from a completely new angle - through the eyes of a poet aristocrat." -- Desmond Seward "Childs's description of these complex manoeuvrings [at Henry's court], as of the French wars, is excellent...this book opens a fascinating window on the mid-Tudor world." Guardian