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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Long, but a well researched book. - Goodreads
Weir's writing is far from perfect. - Goodreads
It is a flattering portrayal. - Goodreads
This is a maticulously researched history, not a novel. - Goodreads
Very well researched. - Goodreads
Her writing is clear and easy to follow. - 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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User Review  - Nola - Goodreads

As usual, I would file this Alison Weir book closer to a 3.5 than a 4, but she benefits from rounding. This books is not for you if: You want broad swaths of the history of Henry's reign You want to ... Read full review



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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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