1536 The Year that Changed Henry VIII

1536 The Year that Changed Henry VIII

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One of the best-known figures of British history, collective memory of Henry VIII presents us with the image of a corpulent, covetous, and cunning king whose appetite for worldly goods met few parallels, whose wives met infamously premature ends, and whose religion was ever political in intent. 1536 - focusing on a pivotal year in the life of the King - reveals a fuller portrait of this complex monarch, detailing the finer shades of humanity that have so long been overlooked. We discover that in 1536 Henry met many failures - physical, personal, and political - and emerged from them a revolutionary new king who proceeded to transform a nation and reform a religion. A compelling story, the effects of which are still with us today, 1536 shows what a profound difference can be made merely by changing the heart of a king.
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  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • Lion Hudson Plc
  • Lion Books
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 0745955991
  • 9780745955995

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"A bold and original attempt to unravel one of the great mysteries of English history: how, when and why Henry VIII changes from a handsome Prince Charming into a fat and loathsome Bluebeard." -- David Starkey, historian
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About Suzannah Lipscomb

Suzannah Lispcomb is Research Curator at Hampton Court Palace. She read her D.Phil at Oxford and is currently developing an exhibition to launch in 2009, in which the 500th anniversary of Henry VIII's accession to the throne will be celebrated.
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