Henry VIII: The King and His Court

Front Cover
Random House Publishing Group, Oct 29, 2002 - History - 656 pages
117 Reviews
“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.

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
39
4 stars
48
3 stars
26
2 stars
3
1 star
1

I find her writing very easy to read. - Goodreads
Very well researched. - Goodreads
Educational but a slog in long parts. - Goodreads
A well researched and balanced account of Henry's life. - Goodreads
It is a flattering portrayal. - Goodreads
Long, but a well researched book. - Goodreads

Review: Henry VIII: The King and His Court

User Review  - Wordeater - Goodreads

I love most of Alison Weir's work and this is no exception. The research is astonishing. The clothes, décor and meals of England's infamous catalyst-king of the reformation, his court and his six ... Read full review

Review: Henry VIII: The King and His Court

User Review  - Dan - Goodreads

Very well researched. Very slow start. First hundreds of pages about the court and properties showed how much Weir researched, but I found it dry and boring. Once she got into the life of Henry ... Read full review

Related books

Contents

II
1
III
4
IV
11
Copyright

65 other sections not shown

Common terms and phrases

References to this book

All Book Search results »

References from web pages

Henry VIII: The King and his Court by Alison Weir | Extracts ...
Henry VIII: The King and his Court by Alison Weir. Friday July 20, 2001 guardian.co.uk. In the summer of 1509, Henry informed King Ferdinand that he was ...
books.guardian.co.uk/ extracts/ story/ 0,,524923,00.html

Porovnání cen: Henry VIII: The King and His Court (Historie)
Henry VIII: The King and His Court (Historie): Contemporary observers described the young king in glowing terms. At over six feet tall, with rich auburn ...
www.seznamzbozi.cz/ historie-c3362/ henry-viii-the-king-and-his-court-p19472952.html

Barnes & Noble.com - Books: Henry VIII, by Alison Weir, Paperback ...
Henry VIII: The King and His Court, Weir, Alison Weir, Paperback, Reprint, Book, ISBN: 034543708X, Historical Biography, European History, ...
search.barnesandnoble.com/ Henry-VIII/ Alison-Weir/ e/ 9780345437082

All the King's horses, and all the king's men... - Alison Weir ...
Alison Weir - Henry VIII: The King and His Court - User Rating: 5 stars. Review Summary: Great general, well-rounded, all-purpose book about Henry viii's ...
www.epinions.com/ content_72270712452

Henry The VIII | Alison Weir
Copyright © 1995-2008 Random House, Inc. All rights reserved About the Book | Excerpt | Table of Contents | Geneology | About the Author ...
www.randomhouse.com/ features/ weir/

Henry VIII - Loyal Heart: Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon ...
... books I have ever read is Alison Weir’s Henry VIII, The King and his Court. Packed with details about ‘Tudor’ courtly life and thoroughly researched, ...
www.suite101.com/ lesson.cfm/ 17123/ 446/ 3

Henry VIII of England - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Henry VIII: The King and His Court by Alison Weir (2002) ISBN 034543708X. Six Wives: The Queens of Henry VIII by David Starkey (2003) ISBN 0060005505. ...
en.wikipedia.org/ wiki/ Henry_VIII_of_England

Henry VIII Biography
Henry VIII: The King and His Court. New York: Ballantine Books, 2001. Weir, Alison. The Six Wives of Henry VIII. London: Bodley Head, 1991. ...
www.notablebiographies.com/ He-Ho/ Henry-VIII.html

The tragedy and intrigue of Lady Jane Grey, in novel form - The ...
In Henry VIII: The King and His Court, Weir disdains the usual stereotype and offers readers a comprehensive look at Henry VIII and his lengthy, ...
www.encyclopedia.com/ doc/ 1P2-8694544.html

Alison Weir - The Official Site of Author and Historian Alison Weir
Henry VIII: King and Court/ Henry VIII: The King and His Court (2001). "A compelling, readable account…a meticulous compilation of source materials that ...
alisonweir.org.uk/ reviews.asp

About the author (2002)

Alison Weir is the author of Britain's Royal Families: The Complete Genealogy, The Six Wives of Henry VIII, The Princes in the Tower, The Wars of the Roses, The Children of Henry VIII, The Life of Elizabeth I, and Eleanor of Aquitaine. She lives outside London with her husband and two children.


From the Hardcover edition.

Bibliographic information