Henry VIII: The King and His Court

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Random House Publishing Group, Oct 29, 2002 - History - 656 pages
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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.

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I find her writing very easy to read. - Goodreads
Very well researched. - Goodreads
Good overview of the man. - 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

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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

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Fascinating. I can think of no other word to describe this history of a man and his millieu. Read full review



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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.

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